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.
The City of Kent will use this grant to help renovate Kent Memorial Park by replacing a grass baseball field with an artificial turf, multipurpose field. The City also will replace lighting, bleachers, and a restroom. In addition, the City will renovate two smaller softball fields north of the main field to maximize opportunities in the area. Kent will contribute more than $4.7 million in cash and a grant from RCO’s Youth Athletic Facilities program.