Community Partnerships and Grants
For nearly two decades, the Community Partnerships and Grants (CPG) Program has worked to empower community partners, such as 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-owned lands.
How it Works
King County contributes use of land and capital improvement grants for successful partnership proposals. Community partners contribute the necessary additional capital, in-kind resources, and volunteer time to develop the new or enhanced facility. Groups often take on an element of operations, maintenance, and programming of the facility, through a long-term agreement with Parks.
Examples of projects include:
- Bethaday Community Learning Space in Dick Thurnau Memorial Park (Technology Access Foundation)
- Boathouse at Marymoor Park (Sammamish Rowing Association)
- Baseball field turf conversion at Mel Olson Stadium in Steve Cox Memorial Park (Seattle Prep)
- Mirrormont Pea Patch (Mirrormont Community Association)
- Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield (MARCA) at the closed Hobart landfill (Lake Sawyer Hawks)
There are currently more than 50 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.