Anniversary plans fall into place as funding is awarded and fundraising begins for 50th Anniversary of Discovery Park.

The Department of Neighborhoods Matching Grant Awarded

A $50,000 matching grant was awarded to the Discovery Park 50th Anniversary Planning Committee to provide for special park activities relating to history, learning and stewardship as well as a formal public ceremony with dignitaries and honored guests on October 1, 2022. The grant also provides some seed for a full-length documentary by Fidget Films about park history to be publicly premiered on Dedication Day, October 28, 2023. Other legacy projects include a park endowment fund, the “Future 50,” and a pilot project for children, an interactive and immersive program called Discovery Rangers, based on the federal government’s Junior Ranger Program. This program is intended to get a new generation excited about and working on human and natural history, environmental learning and stewardship activities and principles by becoming familiar with this park’s special features and the ideal of preserving all our public parks.

Joyce Erickson wrote the successful grant request and will oversee its implementation. Volunteer hour matches ($25,000) will be required by community members. 

There is also a fundraising campaign to donate to and opportunities to volunteer. Related historical, learning, and stewardship projects associated with the Anniversary are expected to be announced.

Tulalip Grant Awarded for 50th

Associated Recreation Councils (ARC) was awarded $4,800 for the 50th by the Tulalip Cares Charitable Fund. This grant will be used to support five stewardship events that lead up to the October 1st celebration and educational components of the celebration day. 

Tulalip Charitable Contributions Mission
Charitable Contributions Fund provides the opportunity for a sustainable and healthy community for all. The Tulalip Tribes strive to work together with the community to give benefits back to others to help build a stronger neighborhood. That’s why, in Tulalip, it is traditional to “raise our hands” to applaud and give thanks to those who have given to us. We “raise our hands” to the numerous organizations in our region that contribute to our communities.

Fundraising begins with early donors
Individuals, nonprofits and corporations have begun to donate to the 50th Anniversary. Thanks to our early donors and sponsors . Donate now through our fiscal sponsor Seattle Parks Foundation.