Park Improvement Projects

20 Park Improvement Project Grant Awards

Through the generosity of our donors Washington State Parks Foundation provides awards to 20 state parks that requested support. Tap on photos below to learn about some recent grants and note the list for parks that will be improved for your visits next summer.

Announcing Park Improvement Project grants!

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to fund twice as many Park Improvement Projects as last year, with 20 amazing new projects across the state.

Boeing Grant to WSPF Funds Bridge Construction at Willapa Hills Trail

Following the hurricane-force storm in December 2007 in Lewis County, Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) applied for and received a generous $100,000 grant from The Boeing Company to assist in repairing damaged segments of the Willapa Hills Trail.

WSPF Awards Grants to Improve Eleven Parks

Park Improvement Grants are one way we are making a big difference at your state parks. From improved trails, to interpretive programs, to historic restoration, facilities repairs, and more; WSPF has announced in grants funding to support park improvements at eleven state parks.

Coastal defense history at Manchester State Park

Manchester is one of seven Washington state parks that tell part of the fascinating story of coastal defense preparations in the 20th century. These state parks are: Manchester; Fort Columbia; Cape Disappointment (formerly known as Fort Canby); Fort Ebey (developed later for WWII); and the three sites that make up the “Triangle of Fire”: Fort Worden, Fort Flagler and Fort Casey.

Picnic perfection at Obstruction Pass

What memories have you built around the picnic table at your favorite state parks? Picnic tables are a place for family meals, card games, sharing stories, studying maps, resting after a full day of exploring, and more.

Kopachuck’s new trail guide

Can you identify the Pacific Tree Frog? Western Honey Bee? Salal? Sword Fern? Big Leaf Maple?