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Parks Grants

King County Parks offers a variety of grant programs that aim to preserve and increase access and equity by supporting communities and partners who are investing in parks, trails, open spaces, recreational facilities, and programming.

2024 grant awards for Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG) and the Healthy Communities and Parks Fund Tier 1 and Tier 2 were announced in July. The full list of awards can be found here. We expect the next request for applications to open in the first half of 2025.

Unsuccessful applicants are invited to join our Applicant Debrief sessions. You can register for one of these Zoom webinars at the following links: Wednesday, July 24 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and Friday, July 26 (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

Two children tag each other during a relay race

Healthy Communities and Parks Fund

Supports projects that increase access to parks, open spaces, and recreation in underserved communities.

Children celebrate after scoring a soccer goal

Youth and Amateur Sports Grants

Supports programs and capital projects that increase access to sports, play, and the outdoors.

Two young children climb on a new playground

Parks Capital and Open Space Grant

Supports projects that expand and improve recreation opportunities, including parks, trails, and open space acquisition.

Swimmers enjoy an outdoor pool

Aquatic Facilities

Supports projects that preserve and increase public access to public pools.

People stand on a riverbank beneath a bridge

Open Space - River Corridors Grant

Supports projects that improve the natural function of rivers, public access, and/or awareness of river corridors as valuable natural resources.

Rowers on a lake

Community Partnership Grants

Supports projects that empower community partners to develop, maintain, and/or program facilities on King County lands.