Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
The City of Vader will use this grant to develop J.K. Werden Memorial Park. The City will install three main playground structures, a looped walking pathway, and several shaded picnicking areas. In addition, the City will add fencing and pave a parking lot. Werden Park is in Vader’s town center, off State Route 506. Developing this park is key to providing an underserved and low-income community with healthy forms of entertainment, physical activity, and social connectivity within walking distance. Vader will contribute $94,381 in cash, staff labor, and donated labor.