Funding Available to Improve Seattle Parks and Recreation Facilities

Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages community groups to apply for funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund.  The Seattle Park District funding initiative will provide up to $1.6 million per year as a match to fund a significant improvement or expansion to an existing Seattle Parks and Recreation facility.  To apply for the funding match any community group can submit a two page proposal letter that outlines their project and funding needs.  The application letters are due on March 31, 2016.

An application process will prioritize community-initiated projects that have a parks-and-recreation mission, encourage public access, leverage non-City funds, and are on a Seattle Parks and Recreation property and/or a Seattle Parks and Recreation owned facility.


  • January – March 2016 – Public outreach
  • March 31, Proposal letters due
  • April – May 2016 – Staff review of applications
  • June 2016 – Park District Oversight Committee review and recommendation to Superintendent
  • July 2016 – Funds awarded to project. Projects will be managed by SPR.

For more information and to review the funding criteria go to or contact David Graves at 206-684-7048 or


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