King County seeks youth sports facilities grant applications

March 13, 2012

The Parks and Recreation Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks are seeking applications from qualified groups for the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant Fund.

The YSFG program helps build and renovate public sports amenities, including skate parks, athletic fields and playgrounds.

“Through strong partnerships with community groups, we are able to stretch limited resources to provide new or improved recreational facilities in the areas that need them the most,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a press release.

YSFG matches grant funds up to $75,000 and the requests range from $5,000 to $75,000.

Applications are being accepted through June 15 and letters of intent are due May 4. Go to www.kingcounty.gov/parks or call Program Manager Butch Lovelace at 206-263-6267 for more information.

King County steps to the plate on baseball project

November 22, 2011

Issaquah Little League players could step onto synthetic turf infields next spring after King County committed $75,000 to a renovation project at Dodd Fields in downtown Issaquah.

In September 2010, the Issaquah Little League embarked on a $310,000 project to add the synthetic turf to the infields at a pair of baseball diamonds at Dodd Fields. Construction is expected to start in January and conclude in March, in time for opening day.

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County seeks proposals for youth sports facilities

April 26, 2011

Youth sports organizations can apply for King County grants to build or upgrade recreation facilities.

The county Parks and Recreation Division is accepting applications from qualified groups for Youth Sports Facilities Grants. Applicants must partner with a public agency, such as a school district or municipal parks department, to develop or renovate sports facilities.

The fund has helped organizers build or renovate hundreds of public sports amenities in neighborhoods throughout the county.

Past grant recipients in the Issaquah area include city-run Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands and county-run Duthie Hill Park in Sammamish.

“Thanks to robust partnerships with community groups, we are using our limited resources to bring new or improved recreational amenities for King County residents that otherwise wouldn’t be possible,” County Executive Dow Constantine said in a release.

The program provides matching grant funds of up to $75,000. Grant requests range from $5,000 to $75,000.

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County seeks proposals for youth sports facilities

March 20, 2011

NEW — 10 a.m. March 20, 2011

Youth sports organizations can apply for King County grants to build or upgrade recreation facilities.

The county Parks and Recreation Division is accepting applications from qualified groups for Youth Sports Facilities Grants. Applicants must partner with a public agency, such as a school district or municipal parks department, to develop or renovate sports facilities.

The fund has helped organizers build or renovate hundreds of public sports amenities in neighborhoods throughout the county.

Past grant recipients in the Issaquah area include city-run Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands and county-run Duthie Hill Park in Sammamish.

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County offers grants to improve parks, sports facilities

April 4, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. April 4, 2010

King County Parks and Recreation seeks applications from sports organizations to help improve parks.

The agency administers the Youth Sports Facilities Grants Fund; the program provides matching funds to rehabilitate or develop sports fields and facilities serving King County youth.

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