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Parks Capital and Open Space Grant

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About This Grant Program

The Parks Capital and Open Space grant program supports a range of projects that expand and improve recreation opportunities for the region’s growing population, including the development of active and passive recreation and trail facilities, and the acquisition of open space for future public parks.

  • $25 million in total funding 2020-2025
  • $9.9 million in available funding in 2023
  • Awards up to $1 million
  • Biennial application (Next Request for Applications in 2025)

Eligible Applicants

  • City or town
  • Park District

Eligible Project Types

  • Acquisition
  • Feasibility Study
  • Planning and Design
  • Construction

Examples of Funded Projects

  • Enhancing amenities at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton, including ADA accessible waterfront picnic floats
  • Building a main entrance with parking at Jenkins Creek Park in Covington, along with other improvements to increase access, safety, and environmental quality
  • A design to develop a teen and senior center in Tukwila, incorporating multigenerational community engagement efforts to create recreation, gathering spaces and gardens in Tukwila

View the full lists of funded projects (Select the Parks Capital and Open Space tabs)