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.
Auburn will use this grant to renovate two fields at Game Farm Park into fields with synthetic turf. The fields, built in the 1980s, are below standard and non-performing. Renovations will include removing the existing field surface, re-grading the site, adding a drainage system, installing new turf and paving a perimeter trail. Installation of two turf fields will improve play and safety and allow more use. With the new design, the fields will provide up to four times the hours of available playing time.