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.
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.