Gratzer Park Athletic Field WWRP 2016

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 City of Orting will use this grant to develop 3.5 acres of Gratzer Park, a 17.5-acre park along the western border of the city and next to the Puyallup River. The City will build a multi-purpose athletic field with access paths and a play area. This project will enable Orting to accommodate a greater range of youth and adult sports leagues, including football, soccer, and lacrosse. Community groups such as the Lions Club, Orting School District, Orting Lacrosse Club, and Orting Junior Cardinals strongly support the project. Orting will contribute $271,597 in a state appropriation, cash, and donations of labor and materials.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Orting City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 271597 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1391

Location Details

To access the 'Orting - Gratzer Athletic Field' work site by vehicle, from Washington Ave N (SR162) in Orting, travel south on Whitehawk Blvd NW until the southern terminus at the intersection with Orting Ave NW. The Gratzer Park parking lot is located on the right, on-street parking is also permitted. To arrive at the work site, park and walk along the pathway between the two existing ball fields until its terminus.

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.