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 Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant improve South Kitsap Regional Park. The County will re-route the north road entrance, add roadway rain gardens, increase parking, build part of a trail, add restrooms, and expand the playground. This is the second phase of development. In the first phase, the County installed playground equipment, built a skate park, built 1 mile of perimeter trail and other trail connections, and added sidewalks. Kitsap County will contribute $250,417 in a local grant.