Smith Cove Park Playfield Renovation

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 Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to renovate a multi-use playfield in Smith Cove Park, west of Pier 91 on Elliott Bay in Seattle. Poor drainage and mud make the field unsafe to use from October to April. The City will improve drainage and irrigation and grade and resurface the playfield to make it usable for youth lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, and baseball. The park is used by residents of the Magnolia, Queen Anne, and downtown neighborhoods. Seattle will contribute $500,570 in cash, a local grant, a grant from the state Youth Athletic Facilities program, and donations of cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 500570 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 36 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1880

Location Details

From I-5 North use exit 167 to take Mercer St. Mercer St merges into 15th Ave W. Turn left on West Garfield St, crossing the Magnolia bridge. Turn left onto 23rd Ave W. The playfield will be on the right side

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.