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 will develop a lighted softball field with supporting parking, restrooms, and spectator furnishings. The project is the final field in a 4-field complex. The main objective is to address the ongoing growth in softball field demand, currently not being met due to a cap on the number of teams. The site is within a major community park which includes a baseball stadium, multipurpose sports stadium, indoor swimming pool, proposed ice rink, on site trails and walkways with access to a proposed major trail system. Extensive community involvement includes passage of a bond issue in 1978 which funded the first 3 fields, a 1980 overall park master plan and a 1995 Council appointed Citizen Task force which ranked this as a high priority of the improvements needed at Civic Field Park. The final design and construction documents are 90% complete with minor revisions needed for bidding.