Juel Property Acquisition

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

This project will acquire 38 acres to be used for youth and community athletic fields. The acquisition will also expand Redmond’s Farrel-McWhirter Park and provide parking for the regional Puget Power Trail. The Juel family agreed to sell their property to the city for only $400,000 – a donation of over $1.6 million – as long as the site provides future athletic ballfields for children. The city is excited for the opportunity to acquire this property that will fill a well documented need for active park lands within the City of Redmond. Future proposed elements would include ballfields, sports courts (tennis, basketball, volleyball), restroom/concession building, parking, picnic shelters, community pea patch areas, and trails.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Redmond Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $80,311.00 Applicant Match: $1,602,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 45 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 01-1117

Location Details

Go north on SR 520 to Redmond. Continue north on Avondale Road to NE 116th Street. Turn right (east) and go to 18815 NE 116th Street. Property is on right (south) side of roadway.

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.