Wright Park Spray and Playground

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 Tacoma Metropolitan Park District replaced a 50-year-old wading pool with a new playground and sprayground, landscaping, bike racks, picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, a water fountain, and 4 interpretive/way finding signs. Removed the old restroom and playground which created a new outdoor performance area and pathway. The park continues to host many community events and is still a location for the summer playground and free lunch program.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $453,527.13 Applicant Match: $975,218.48 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1091

Location Details

I-5, merge to I-705 City Center. Take Stadium Way exit left. Turn right onto Stadium Way South. Turn left onto South 4th Street. Turn left onto Tacoma Avenue South. Turn right onto 6th Avenue. Turn right onto South I Street.

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.