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.
Mason County will use this grant to build a new field on top of Hood Canal School’s football/soccer field and track, in Mason County. The County will install drainage and irrigation and top off the fields with grass. An all-weather, 6-lane track will surround the field. The County also will add pathways and parking. The improved site will be used for soccer, football, rugby, track, summer activity camps, and year-round community programs. The improvements will benefit the students, 75 percent who receive free and reduced meals, of Hood Canal School during school hours. The improved track and field also will be open to the public for community sports programs such as soccer, football, rugby, football camps, summer camps, track clubs, and year-round community programs. Mason County will contribute $457,775 in a private grant.