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 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.