History of Key Pen Parks
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District, Key Pen Parks, was formed in May 2004 by a special election to provide locally-governed parks and recreation facilities for the citizens of the Key Peninsula. It replaced the financially-challenged 30-year-old Key Peninsula Parks and Recreation District. In October 2004, Key Pen Parks purchased the already-existing Volunteer Park, as well as the Home Park property, from the previous park district.
Historical & Project Timeline
- Completed renovation and successful operation of the concession stand at Volunteer Park, $30,000.
- Renovation is completed of three infields at Volunteer Park, $7,000.
- Coordinates the construction of retaining wall at Volunteer Park by Key Peninsula Lion Club members with in excess of 180 volunteer hours, $5,000.
- Conceptual master plan of 360 Trails property is developed, $4,975.
- Volunteer Park Field 1 renovation is completed.
- Fifty-year lease for Maple Hollow Park and 360 Trails is acquired with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
- June: 360 Trails and Maple Hollow Park trust land properties are leased to Key Pen Parks for 50 years by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
- November: Minter Creek property is acquired.
- Volunteer Park Master Plan is developed.
2012 and 2013