Willow Grove Park West End Access WWRP

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Port of Longview will use this grant to renovate two restrooms and build a pedestrian loop path, picnic facilities, and a fishing pier with a gravel parking lot in the 75-acre Willow Grove Beach Park. The park is on the north bank of the Columbia River, west of Longview, and offers public beach access and upland amenities. The path will loop around the park and will be accessible to people with disabilities. The fishing pier will be built at the west end of the park. Development of the park will be designed with consideration for the environment, including fish habitat friendly design and decking for the fishing pier, solar power for restrooms, and plentiful recycling opportunities. The Port of Longview will contribute $989,020 in cash, staff labor, and a grant from the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Longview Port of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 989020 Project Type: Development County: Cowlitz Legislative District: 19 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1357

Location Details

From Interstate 5, take Highway 432 West (continuing on 3rd Ave and Industrial Way) and turn left onto Willow Grove Road. The park is 3.3 miles down Willow Grove Road on the left.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.