Vashon Athletic Fields Improvements Phase 2 and 3

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 scope of work in Phase 2 and 3 was to renovate approximately 3.59 acres of field area providing one adult and youth baseball/softball field and one multipurpose athletic field on the south side of the former Vashon Elementary School site in conjunction with Phase 1, which consisted of an additional youth baseball/softball field and practice field on the north side. Development included rough grading, installation of drainage and irrigation systems, new top soil and hydro seeding. Also included was an accessible pathway from parking to the facilities, backstops, fencing, dug outs and spectator benches. The city’s fields are used by youth baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football leagues.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vashon Park District Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $628,876.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1340

Location Details

Vashon Elementary is located along the Vashon Highway approximately one mile north of town. The address is 15290 Vashon Highway SW. From the Fauntleroy / Vashon Ferry, follow the main highway approx 3 miles. The school site is on your left. From the Tahlequah/Pt. Defiance Ferry, follow the main highway approx 12 miles - through Burton and Vashon town. Once through town, the school is on your right approximately one mile.

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.