Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park

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

Gig Harbor will use this grant to develop 6.76 acres into a neighborhood park. Development will include installing a picnic shelter, benches, pathways with interpretive signs, a play structure, parking, a restroom, water fountain, and a youth soccer-baseball field. Work also will include creating grassy open spaces and trails through the forest. Currently, the only fields available within the city’s service area are multi-purpose play yards that are not well-suited for competitive play. The area’s three youth organizations (with more than 300 teams and 4,000 players) must pay fees now to play.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $450,492.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-Jun

Location Details

Travel I-5 southbound to Tacoma to the WA-16 W Highway interchange for Gig Harbor. Cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Take Olympic Drive Exit and go west. Follow Olympic Drive for approximately .25 miles and turn left on 50th Street Court NE. The property is located about 100 yards past the end of the pavement on the left.

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.