• July 25, 2022

Sunset Neighborhood Park, City of Renton, WA: Acquisition and Development

What was Funded

The City of Renton used this grant to acquire .18 acres to expand a neighborhood park in the Sunset area of the city. Playground areas were constructed for children ages 2-5 and 5-12 in this 3.2 acre park. Playground equipment for ages 2-5 included 2 tot swings, a play structure that features a slide, climbing apparatus, decks, steps and transfer station. For ages 5-12, a netted climbing structure connected to two towers are provided along with two see-saws. The play equipment was selected for inclusion and use by children of varying abilities and developmental skills. An adult exercise fitness area was included in the park development. The exercise equipment features stainless steel exercise equipment for stretch, sit up, stepper, hand cycle, ultra hand bar, and a combination fitness unit. The fitness area is built to accommodate people of all abilities. In addition, signage at the exercise area instructs park visitors how to connect to mobile applications to use the exercise equipment. In addiitoin to the play structures, the city constructed concrete pathways, added benches, planters, interpretive signs, a water mist feature, and lighting. With the existing plaza, seating areas, restrooms, utilities, and landscaping the community now has a wonderful park. 

 About the Match

The LWCF contributed $470,760 to the project. This LWCF grant was matched with local appropriations for a total cost of $2,529,861. 

Park Reaction

Sunset Park is a gateway for the 269-acre Sunset Area, a key part of Renton's "Sunset Area Community Reinvestment Strategy" and a catalyst for transforming a part of the city that is working to overcome academic, health, public safety, and socio-economic challenges. 

“Parks and open spaces are an integral part of our community as they increase the value of property, offer recreational opportunities for families, and provide residents a sense of community ownership. The Sunset Park will be a gathering place at the heart of the Sunset area bringing the communities together and providing quality of life amenities.”               -Armondo Pavone, Mayor

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