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 Peninsula Metropolitan Park will use this grant to develop a playground and spray park on the Peninsula Gardens site at the heart of the Gig Harbor peninsula. This is part of a larger project where the park district will convert the former Peninsula Gardens Nursery into a recreation center with indoor recreation fields and classrooms, walking paths, an off-leash area, and children’s play areas. The spray park will be the first for the community. The park district will contribute more than $1 million.