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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.

Announcing the 2023 Awards for the Parks Levy Grants

We are pleased to announce 53 awards totaling nearly $30 million for the 2023 Aquatics Facilities, Parks Capital and Open Space, Open Space – River Corridors, and Healthy Communities and Park Fund (Tier 2). Please join us in congratulating the all the grantees! We look forward to the positive impact these collective efforts will make for communities throughout King County. View the full award lists


Illustrated graphic reading: $30 million in King County Parks Levy Grants to Build & Upgrade Aquatic Facilities, Enhance Parks and Trails, Protect and Restore Open Space and River Corridors, Increase equitable access and opportunities


Explore the Parks grants below to learn about programs goals, eligibility, project examples, and how to apply.

Swimmers enjoy an outdoor pool

Aquatic Facilities

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

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.

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.

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.

Rowers on a lake

Community Partnership Grants

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