Kiwanis Park in Mount Vernon
Event: The Kiwanis Park in Mount Vernon will celebrate its grand opening this afternoon and evening. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) provided a $300,000 grant to match local contributions and the dedicated support of the citizens of Mt .Vernon. New park features include a wetland trails system, basketball court, little league field, multi-purpose field, restrooms, barbeque area and picnic shelter. The park will be a centrally located area for Mt. Vernon’s diverse community to enjoy and be active outdoors.
Kiwanis Park Plaza, 500 S.18th St, Mount Vernon
Friday, July 11, 2008
4 PM – 6 PM: Refreshments will be served
5 PM: Ceremony begins
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition leverages public funding for parks, trails and working farms. In the 2007 legislative session, the Coalition was the driving force behind doubling the appropriation for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) to $100 million. The WWRP is a government grant program that funds park, wildlife habitat and farmland preservation projects throughout Washington.