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 Everett Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to renovate four baseball/softball fields at the Phil Johnsen Complex, located in south Everett. The fields will be converted to multipurpose synthetic surface fields, permitting year-round play for baseball, softball, youth soccer, and youth lacrosse. Accessibility improvements will be incorporated throughout the site, including field markings for adaptive softball/baseball play. Additional project elements include the development of the northeast parking lot to include 46 paved parking spaces. The primary recreational activity provided by this project is youth and adult athletic play.