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 Aberdeen renovated the tennis courts and adjacent sitting areas at Sam Benn Park, located along Burliegh Ave within the limits of the City of Aberdeen, in Grays Harbor County. The project enabled the city to continue to offer public tennis opportunities and open the area to large groups of spectators. The City accomplished this through the development of a sitting area above the tennis courts, regrading and and resurfacing of the tennis courts themselves, and consruction of a new picnic area and block wall which will also serve as a support for the hilside the tennis court is situated on. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project are tennis and passive use of a public park.