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 City of Sumner is will use this grant to enhance its 4-acre Rainier View Park by replacing an open basketball court with a covered, lighted multi-game court. The park is in an area where median income is nearly $15,000 below the state median income and the residents have a higher body mass index and higher mortality rate than the state median. With funding, Sumner will build an attractive, inviting, covered, lighted structure with adaptable courts for basketball, volleyball, and pickle ball, extending its use year-round. Sumner will contribute $380,000.