On April 19, The King County Council’s Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee approved the first of three rounds of Aquatic Facilities Grants including a $100,000 grant for the Henry Moses Aquatic Center.
The funds will be used by the City of Renton for a planning and feasibility study to improve access and customer experience at the center.
This competitive grant program is part of the voter-approved 2020-2025 Parks Levy and seeks to assist public aquatic facilities through capital funding.
“Public pools are a key asset to our community – they’re a place for families to play together and provide much-needed relief in our hotter summer months,” said King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. “Thanks to the support of the voters, the Parks Levy will help ensure our residents can have an even better experience at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center in the future.”
In August 2019, King County residents overwhelmingly supported the Parks Levy which provides funding support for parks and open space throughout the County.
“The Henry Moses Aquatic Center is a hub for outdoor activity and an important asset within the City of Renton’s parks system,” said Kelly Beymer, parks and recreation administrator for the City of Renton. “This funding from King County will help us better plan for the future and continue to provide summer programming to our residents.”
The legislation will go before the full King County Council for final approval in the coming weeks.