Key Pen Park Commissioners awarded the first Park Grant of 2009 in the amount of $1,000 to Two Waters Arts Alliance and Longbranch Improvement Club for the Beyond the Boards Music & Arts Festival. Key Pen Parks’ Grant Program was established to help community groups improve park and recreation opportunities for residents of the Key Peninsula.

Opportunities are still open for grants, with $5,000 available in $1,000 grants, and a remaining $10,000 for one or more larger grant projects.

The types of projects supported by Park Enhancement Grants are:

  • Capital improvement projects,
  • Park maintenance
  • Recreation programs

In order to qualify, community groups must match Key Pen Park’s contribution with volunteer time, in-kind donations of goods and services, and/or financial contributions. “This goes along with our mission to collaborate and assist with providing recreational opportunities to the citizens of the Key Peninsula,” stated Commissioner Elmer Anderson.   Interested parties may contact Key Pen Parks office at 253-884-9240 of go to for more information on the grant program.


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