Rainier View Park Covered Court

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Sumner City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 380,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 31 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1715

Location Details

On WA-410 E take the WA-162 E/Valley Ave Exit, head north on Valley Ave for 0.75 miles, take a right onto Meade McCumber Road E and follow for 0.38 miles, take a left onto Parker Road East for 300 feet. The project location will be on the right.

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.