The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program provides funding for a broad range of land protection and outdoor recreation, including local and state parks, trails, water access, and the conservation and restoration of state land.
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program was envisioned as a way for the state to accomplish two goals: acquire valuable recreation and habitat lands before they were lost to other uses and develop recreation areas for a growing population.
Acquisition includes the purchase of perpetual interest in real property or non-perpetual interests such as leases and easements. Acquisition of non-perpetual interests must be for at least 50 years and may not be revocable at will. Incidental costs related to acquisition are eligible.
Local and State Parks
State Lands Development and Renovation
Land acquired or developed must be kept and maintained for public outdoor recreation use for at least 50 years. Long-term obligations for structures or facilities for outdoor recreation will be tied to a reasonable, agreed-upon service life for the structure or facility.
Estimated Total Program Funding: