State Grant to help fund Sam Benn park restoration

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The City of Aberdeen will receive over $110-thousand toward their restoration of Sam Benn Park, thanks to a grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

As state legislators passed the capital construction budget, they included $65 million for the WWRP. This will fund 86 projects across the state, creating and improving local parks and trails, protecting working farms, and preserving wildlife habitat.

The Sam Benn park funding will focus on the scenic tennis courts, and total $112,743.

In Pacific County, 3/4 of a million will go to protect the Seaview Dunes at Cape Disappointment along the Long Beach Peninsula, and $310-thousand will help the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife develop public recreational access to North Willapa Bay.

Mason County received almost 5 million for projects including Fudge Point, Kennedy Creek Natural Area, Mason County rec Park near Shelton, and Oakland Bay restoration.