KITSAP COUNTY PARKS | Jim Dunwiddie, Director  
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RCO Grants Supporting County Parks
 
Kitsap County is grateful for generous RCO and National Park Service support of our public park system since 1966
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See the complete list of RCO Park grants below.

The majority of significant grant funds for park acquisition and development are provided through various programs administered by Washington State's Recreation and Conservation Organization (RCO), formerly known as the Inter-Agency Commission (IAC). National Park Service programs, including the Land & Water Conservation Fund, also offer significant park funding and are administered by the RCO. 

Any grant applications on Kitsap County Parks Department land must be coordinated through the Parks Department.  In many cases, the application will fail without Parks Department consent/sponsorship.  In most cases, the granting agency will want to see a letter of approval by the land owner regardless of the funding partner/sponsor mix.

Some granting agencies/categories will want proof that the proposed project is consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan - Parks, Recreation, and Opens Space (PROS) Element.

Many grants require matching funds.  The Parks Department allocates its cash for matching funds through the annual Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) process.  Grant match requests must be coordinated with the current Parks Department CFP budget.

All grants have requirements associated with the gift.  Before applying for any grants, the Parks Department researches the long-term commitments required if the grant application is successful.  Such requirements may include:  keeping the land only for specified recreational uses in perpetuity; not allowing the installation of non-recreational facilities under penalty of invoking an expensive and time-consuming “conversion”; prohibiting motorized vehicle access; installing signs acknowledging the donor/gift; etc. 

If a community member or group is interested in applying for a grant to be spent on Kitsap County Park properties, we ask that they find out what requirements may be associated with a potential grant.  Please work with County Parks Department staff to find out if pre-existing grant restrictions may conflict with new grant opportunities.

Successful grant applications on Parks Department land mean that grant administration, compliance, annual audits, and penalties/conversion actions must be undertaken by Parks Department staff.  These can be time-consuming and expensive processes that involve other County Departments, the Board of County Commissioners, as well as state and federal agencies.  Therefore, let’s coordinate our efforts to ensure we are spending public funds efficiently.

 
Thank you for your support of your Kitsap County Parks!
 
Recreation and Conservation Organization (RCO) Grants Awarded to Kitsap County Parks & Recreation 1966-Present
 
RCO provides an interactive mapping feature for all RCO grants in Washington State.  Click here to learn more.
 
Note: The list below does not include numerous grants awarded to Kitsap County to enhance salmon habitat on public lands that are not fully accessible for park/recreation activities.
 
Park Name Grant # 
Anderson Landing 78-062

Anderson Point  

02-1370

Buck Lake County Park

73-008, 93-171

Carpenter Creek 

00-1444

C Kitsap Greenway (Newberry Hill)

04-1457

Chico Creek  05-1389

Clear Creek Trail

98-1208

Clear Creek Wetlands  

91-137

Gordon Park Fields 77-045, 99-1209, 02-1348

Gorst Estuary Wildlife Preserve

03-1181

Guillemot Cove 

92-316

Hansville Greenway Trail  

96-115, 04-1458

Harper Waterfront

66-030, 70-501

Horseshoe Lake Park 69-067, 72-054

Illahee - Lost Continent

02-1352

Indianola Waterfront

98-1168

Island Lake Park 84-065, 92-143
Kingston Village Green 06-2053

Laughlin Cove

00-1579

Long Lake Park

77-044

Newberry Hill (C Kitsap Greenway)

04-1457

North Kitsap Heritage Park 04-1456, 10-1297A
Norwegian Point Park 04-1484

Old Mill Park

96-063, 97-1161, 97-1327, 01-1444

Off Road Vehicle Study

80-041

Pilot Point

07-1029, 07-1766

Point No Point

98-1030

Salsbury Point Park

73-079, 74-068, 92-314, 11-1133

Silverdale Waterfront Park

77-018, 77-048, 85-045

South Kitsap Regional Park

91-138, 08-1337, 12-1254

Stavis Estuary Preservation Project

00-1804

Veterans Memorial Park

78-035, 01-1160

Village Greens Golf Course

75-020

Wicks Lake Park

69-011, 02-1349

Wildcat Lake County Park

70-009, 73-036
 
   
Updated June 2016  
Last Updated: 
June 23, 2016

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Phone: 360.337.5350
Fax: 360.337.5385
parks@co.kitsap.wa.us

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1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

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614 Division St, MS-1
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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