The CPG Program is a public/private partnership initiative that empowers user groups, sports associations, recreation clubs, and other non-profit organizations to construct, develop, program, and/or maintain new or enhanced public recreation facilities on King County land in a manner that does not result in new publicly funded operations and maintenance costs.
King County contributes use of land and capital improvement grants up to $100,000 for successful partnership proposals. Community partners contribute the necessary additional capital and in-kind resources to develop the new or enhanced facility, as well as most of the operations, maintenance, and programming, which is typically accomplished through volunteers and/or revenue-based programs or other resources.
There are currently more than 34 CPG projects in various stages of development and implementation including preliminary discussions, initial negotiations, pre-planning, design development, permitting, construction and/or completed projects with ongoing operations.
The CPG Program has been very successful in leveraging the commitment, passion, and resources of community-based organizations to create new public recreation opportunities for citizens in King County while not increasing publicly funded operations and maintenance costs.