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.
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to build a splash pad, grass amphitheater, and a covered stage in Gateway Park, which is in the densely-populated north end of Key Peninsula along State Route 302. The closest splash pad in 14 miles away and includes the cost of a bridge toll. This is the third phase of development. The park already has a playground, restrooms, community-use shelter, parking, and trails. The project is supported by Key Pen Parks & Recreation Foundation, Gig Harbor Rotary, Key Peninsula Business Association, and Key Peninsula Family Resource Center. The park district will contribute $532,000 in cash, staff labor, equipment, and donations of cash and labor.