Civic Sports Fields Renovation

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Woodinville City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $3,322,678.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 1 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1598

Location Details

From I-405 North or South, take Exit #23A, "Monroe/Wenatchee" onto State Route 522 East. Take "Woodinville-Redmond" exit from SR522 onto 131st Avenue NE. Continue south on 131st Ave NE, through the main intersection of NE 175th Street. As you pass through this intersection, 131st Ave NE becomes NE 171st Street (commonly known as the South Bypass). Wilmot Gateway Park is on the right; Woodinville Civic Campus Ballfields are on the left.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.