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.
The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District will use this grant to buy 19 acres in the Winslow area for a community park. On Madison Avenue, across from the high school and aquatic facility, the land contains a ravine and wetland, and will link existing parks with the regional Sound to Olympics Trail. The project is supported by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation, and other organizations. The park district will contribute more than $4.1 million in voter-approved bonds.