Mason County Recreation Area Infield Renovation

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 Project was completed in March of 2017 on schedule and in time for use during the 2017 Youth Baseball and Softball season. The work was completed within the allowed budget and grant funding limits. Two Change Orders were approved: one to excavate a 6 inch layer of unforeseen, unsuitable soil on Field 7; and a second to expand the handicap-accessible paving between the fields, and provide chainlink fencing along the sidelines between the fields to enhance protection of players and spectators. Both change orders were executed using the project contingency, which was included in the overall budget. The project achieved the intentions of the grant by extending the opportunities for public use, elimination of rainouts due to wet infield conditions, and improving handicap accessibility to the fields by providing asphalt paving between the fields.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mason County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $279,029.89 Applicant Match: $283,925.15 Project Type: Development County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1383

Location Details

From highway 101 drive to Shelton. Take the Wallace Kneeland exit. Follow Wallace Kneeland through four intersections. THe raod now becomes Johns Prairie Road. The park is on the right hand side after about one mile.

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.