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.
Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities Division will use this grant to buy the 7.4-acre Agnew Soccer Fields, east of Port Angeles. The land has been leased to a local soccer club for many years but the owner intends to sell the property. The land hosts two soccer fields and a restroom. The county will partner with the soccer club to continue providing high quality fields for community use. The soccer club will continue maintenance of the site. The soccer fields are the only facility of this type between Port Angeles and Sequim. If funded, the County will acquire this property and partner with the soccer club to continue providing high quality fields for community use. The soccer club will continue maintenance of the site, reducing government cost. The soccer fields are the only facility of this type located between Port Angeles and Sequim and provide recreational opportunities for many in the area. County ownership of the site will ensure the fields remain available for soccer use as well as open play fields for casual public recreation like kite flying, etc. The community is very supportive of maintaining these existing fields for continued use.