Memorial Field Renovation-2008

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

The scope of this project was to renovate an existing softball field at Skagit Playfields that had insufficient drainage and poor turf quality. This field had deteriorated to such a condition that it was playable several weeks less a year when compared to other fields in the immediate area. The renovation work will included a new field drainage system and outfield turf rehabilitation. We expect these changes to result in less missed games during the play season and improve the quality of the play environment.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $39,968.69 Applicant Match: $45,498.62 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1299

Location Details

1. From Seattle head North on Interstate 5. 2. After approximately 60 miles East #227 (College Way), bear right heading east on College Way. 3. At the fourth light you will see Skagit Valley College on your left. If you travel approximately one-quarter additional mile on College Way, exit to the left and park in the large parking lot at the edge of the athletic fields. 4. Memorial Field is in the Northeast corner of the single 4-plex of ballfields.

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.