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.
This project is the acquisition of 20 acres of land for development of a Park in southwest Quincy. This park site will be immediately adjacent to a future elementary school. This park will be located in the largest & most rapidly growing section of Quincy, which is cut off from the rest of Quincy by two State Highways 281 & 28. Southwest Quincy, with its small 1 acre park (leased from the hospital) is inadequately served and residents are forced to recreate outside its boundaries. Additionally, Quincy services the needs of a population base over twice its residential base, i.e., that of the school district. With no park facilities in the unincorporated areas, all recreational services are dependent on the school district’s and the City of Quincy’s facilities, and all facilities are well used and in increasingly short supply. The Southwest Park will provide much needed community slow-pitch field/soccer field combinations, neighborhood play areas and courts, walking paths and possibly an amphitheater. As a community classified as “high violent crime”, recreational access is imperative.