Lacey Regional Athletic Center (RAC)

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

This 67-acre site is located approximately one (1) mile south of Interstate 5 on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Marvin Rd SE and Steilacoom Road. The site is a prime site for an estimated seven soccer fields and five baseball/softball fields, restroom facilities, trails, picnic area and other support facilities for a regional sports complex. The site is close in proximity to the Nisqually Middle School and the privately-operated Bucknell Athletic Park. The project is a partnership between Thurston County and the City of Lacey, both sharing the cost of acquisition, development, and operation equally. Project meets demands for additional athletic facilities as defined by both the County and City Comprehensive Park Plans.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lacey City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $282,802.00 Applicant Match: $2,299,934.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 02, 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1201

Location Details

Take I-5 headed north. Take exit 111 off I-5. Turn right at stop sign onto Marvin Rd SE. Follow Marvin Rd south, crossing over Martin Way, for approximately 1 mile. The property is located on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Marvin and Steilacoom Roads. It is cater-corner to Nisqually Middle School and the Ostrum Mushroom Farm.

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.