Gateway Park Phase 3 Splash Pad

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

The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to develop a splash pad in the 72-acre Gateway Park, on the north end of Key Peninsula. There are no splash pads in the service area; the nearest one is more than 14 miles away in Tacoma and requires paying a toll. This splash pad also will be the only place in the Key Peninsula area where people with disabilities can play in the water, unassisted, on an accessible surface. The park district will contribute $497,800 in cash, another grant, and donations of cash and labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Key Peninsula Metro Park Dist Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 497,800.00 Applicant Match: $ 497,800.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1284

Location Details

From I-5 in Tacoma N/S bound merge onto WA-16 W via the ramp to Gig Harbor/Bremerton, Take the exit toward WA-302 W/Purdy Key Center, Continue onto Purdy Dr NW, Turn left onto WA-302 W, Park will be on your right with an address of 10405 SR 302, Gig Harbor WA 98329.

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.