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County Awards $55,000 Matching Grant for Hartman Park Batting Cages

The project is one of 11 that received grants through King County Parks’ Youth Sports Facilities Grant program for 2013.

The City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department is one of seven government agencies receiving matching grants through King County Parks’ Youth Sports Facilities Grant program for 2013.

The $55,000 will go toward upgrades to the batting cages at Hartman Park on Education Hill.

Overall, the Youth Sports Facilities Grant funds total nearly $2.1 million and will be used for 11 different projects around the county that will help provide recreational activities for youth. Money for the matching grant program comes from a one-quarter of 1 percent car rental tax.

The grants are bestowed only to projects that develop or build new facilities; they cannot be used for maintenance or operations cost.

Here is the complete list of projects receiving matching grants for 2013:

Applicant

Project

Award

Auburn Parks & Recreation

Lea Hill Park Free-Game Synthetic Court

$60,000

Auburn School District

Washington Community Inclusive Play Space

$45,020

Auburn School District

Chinook Community Playground for All

$36,200

Kent Parks & Recreation

Green Tree Park Renovation

$60,000

Redmond Parks & Recreation

Hartman Park Batting Cages

$55,000

Renton Parks & Recreation

Renton Inclusive Playground

$65,000

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Loyal Heights Community Center Basketball Court

$5,855

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Duwamish Waterway Park Public Dock / Rowing Facility

$55,000

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Benefit Park Skate S

$38,000

Seattle School District

Sacajawea Elementary Playground

$60,000

Seattle School District

B.F. Day Elementary School Playground

$50,000


—Information from a King County Parks news release

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