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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: December 31, 2013
Contact: Billie Schmidt, Operations Superintendent
Parks & Recreation
  360.337.5371 or
No: 2013-125

Kitsap County Fairgrounds receives safety grant

(Port Orchard, WA) - The Washington State Department of Agriculture recently announced the award of a Capital Improvement Grant to the Kitsap County Parks Department for the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

The purpose of the $100,000 grant is to improve safety at the fairgrounds. The Parks Department will match $50,000 in the form of cash, in kind donations and labor. The list of improvement projects submitted in the grant includes lighting upgrades in Thunderbird Stadium, the barn area, and North Campgrounds. Other improvements will address fire code compliance, replacement of several light poles, ventilation fans, roof repairs and renovations of the outside hand wash stations.

About Kitsap County Parks Department
Kitsap County Parks Department’s mission is to provide quality of life enhancing opportunities through the management of natural areas and specialized facilities, foster community stewardship, and offer an outstanding service-oriented environment.

For more information about the grant or the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center contact Billie Schmidt, Superintendent of Operations at 360.337.5371 or

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014