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.
Pierce County Parks and Recreation Services will use this grant to develop and renovate about 20 acres of the 44-acre Sprinker Recreation Center’s outside area. The county will add synthetic turf ball fields, an entry plaza, a community event lawn, a playground, a spray park, sport courts, picnic shelters, and a trail connection to the Parkland Community Trail. In addition, the area will get new furnishings and restrooms will be renovated. This project will expand recreation opportunities and address the needs of a growing and diverse community. Dedicated in 1976, the center is in the Parkland and Spanaway communities and serves more than 167,000 people within 5 miles. The County will contribute more than $13.6 million in cash, grants from RCO’s Land and Water Conservation Fund and RCO’s Youth Athletic Facilities program, and donated cash.