Go sports ball!


We are excited to announce the awardees of our latest round of youth sports grants!! Read the news release here. What are the youth sports grants, you ask? In an effort to remove barriers and disrupt the cost-prohibitive pay-to-play model, our grants are aimed at providing resources to government agencies and non-profit organizations to support…

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….

The kids are happy and so are we!


You don’t have to tell these kids twice to go outside and play, even in the rain. Besides, everyone knows that rain makes riding down slides that much more fun! Today in Fremont, King County Parks took part in a playground dedication at B.F. Day Elementary where kids, parents, teachers and supporting community groups came…

YSFG’s got game in Auburn


On Wednesday, Oct 30, King County Parks was delighted to attend the City of Auburn’s ribbon cutting celebration of Lea Hill Park, a 7-acre park near Green River Community College. The King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program (YSFG) provided a $60,000 matching grant to Auburn for the construction of the “freesport” field, a small…

Parks sharing the love and the $


  King County Parks’ Youth Sports Facilities Grant (YSFG) program in the role of $-Claus this year for parks and other recreational opportunities for kids throughout King County. “…the program will leverage more than $2 million for local parks and recreation projects this year through partnerships with cities, schools, and local community organizations…” Want to…

Discovery Playground at Auburn’s Les Gove Park


Les Gove Park isn’t a King County park – right? No, it’s not, but that doesn’t stop King County Parks from sharing the love. The City of Auburn applied for a grant to help build a barrier-free, ADA-accessible playground through our Youth Sports Facilities Grant. Guess what? They got it, and today we helped celebrate…