Youth Sports Facilities Grant Awardees Announced for 2015

Earlier this month, Executive Dow Constantine announced that the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant (YSFG) program would match grants totaling $837,880. Since the program’s inception in 1993, King County has awarded $14 million in grants. YSFG seeks to create community and public partnerships that develop, renovate and repair sports facilities to serve our youth. Congrats to the 14 recipients below!

  • Auburn Parks – Brannan Park Freegame Court – $75,000
  • Auburn School District – Lea Hill Elementary Playground – $35,347
  • Bothell Parks – Doug Allen Sports Field Renovation – $13,250
  • Cascade Bicycle Club – Lakewood Park Traffic Garden – $75,000
  • Covington Parks – Gerry Crick Skate Park- $30,000
  • Des Moines Parks – Parkside Park Sports Court/ Fitness Equipment – $25,000
  • Issaquah Parks – Tibbetts Valley Park Skate Park – $75,000
  • Seattle Parks – Lake City Skate Park – $75,000
  • Seattle Public Schools – Viewlands Playground Improvement – $75,000
  • Seattle Public Schools – Broadview Playground Improvement – $74,283
  • Skykomish – Skykomish Pump Track and Park – $75,000
  • Skyway Solutions – Skyway Park Ballfield – $75,000
  • Vashon Island School District – Vashon High School Indoor Batting Cage – $75,000
  • Vashon Rowing Club – Row House – $60,000

We can’t wait to see the finished projects! Here are some photos of completed YSFG projects from previous years:

YSFG helped fund a new facility at the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. http://littlebit.org/
YSFG helped fund a new facility at the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. http://littlebit.org/
A celebration of a new community gathering place for el Centro de la Raza which was funded in part by YSFG in 2011
A celebration of a new community gathering place for el Centro de la Raza which was funded in part by YSFG in 2011.
Students swarm the YSFG funded playground at Les Gove Park in 2010 in Auburn.
Students swarm the YSFG funded playground at Les Gove Park in 2010 in Auburn.

Are you interested in applying for next year’s grants? Head on over to the webpage for more information. Click here for the full news release.

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