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.
Sequim will use this grant to build eight pickle ball courts, four tennis courts, and a new entry road, and move the playground in Carrie Blake Community Park. Pickle ball has been recognized nationally as the fastest growing sport in the United States with players ranging in age from 10 to 90. Sequim will contribute $474,600 in cash, private and other grants, and donations of cash and labor.