Evergreen Rotary Inclusive Playground

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

Bremerton used this grant to develop an inclusive playground at Evergreen Rotary Park, located on the waterfront 1/4 mile east of State Highway 303, between downtown and Olympic College. These improvements created Bremerton and Kitsap County’s first fully accessible playground designed to provide play opportunities for all children regardless of ability. The project constructed a new playground in an existing park, added ADA parking spaces to the main parking area, and vegetation to the park’s shoreline. The primary recreational opportunity provided in this project is individual child and family play.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bremerton City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $211,350.00 Applicant Match: $211,350.00 Project Type: Development County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1464

Location Details

Evergreen Rotary Park is located 3/4 mi. from the Bremerton Ferry Dock (1st St. & Washington Street). From the ferry terminal proceed north on Washington Street past the Manette Bridge traffic light. Washington Street becomes 11th Avenue. Continue on 11th Avenue to Highland. Turn north (right) on Highland Avenue and proceed to the end of the street., then to the waterfront.

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.