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.
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.