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 Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will use these funds for enhancements at the 20-acre Kubota Garden, expanding ADA access and amenities for visitors. This project includes the construction of two all-gender restrooms, ADA-accessible pathways, and a picnic area in the 3.5-acre Terrace area. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project include walking, experiencing nature, meditation, yoga, picnicking, and other passive recreation.