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.
This project renovated and expanded a former 1970’s era elementary school sports field facility, owned by the City, to meet diverse community needs. It resulted in an 8 acre community park with lighted synthetic turf fields, fencing, and a fitness trail. The project was designed to complement the adjacent City community center, provide safe access to Wilmot Gateway park, and provide trail access between downtown Woodinville and the regional Samammish River Trail. The pre-renovated grass fields, extensively used by Little League, youth soccer, and various recreation camps, were limited by poor field surface conditions. There was lack of lighting and covered dugouts, damaged or obsolete equipment such as fencing, backstops, and bleachers, poor ADA access, and seasonal closures required for grass surfacing.