King County Parks celebrates 10 years of Community Partnerships and Grants Program


Community partners reflect on program achievements developing new or enhanced public recreation facilities in King County Dozens of past Community Partnerships and Grants recipients joined King County Parks this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the innovative program aimed at creating new or enhanced public recreation facilities. Community partners representing a variety of King…

Give me shelter


  Island Center Forest’s new “forest cathedral” shelter was designed and built by Nathan Enzian of Fifth Bench Design and Build, on Vashon Island.  The shelter is a timber-frame design that uses old school joinery methods. All of the Douglas-fir posts and beams come from local Vashon forests and were milled at the Vashon Forest…

Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park playground!


King County Parks is thrilled to be part of the El Centro de la Raza community as a key funding partner in their effort to build a community gathering place. The Youth Sports Facilities Grant program awarded El Centro $64,000 to purchase a new playground which was dedicated June 9th, 2011. Donations, volunteer labor and…

Youth sports grants awarded to date


King County Parks has awarded 11 matching fund grants totaling nearly $500,000 from its Youth Sports Facility Grant program.  The projects will help bring in more than $1.5 million for local parks and recreation projects. $10 million in grants have been awarded since the program started in 1993, creating more than 260 new or updated…