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Community Grant Program
The Anacortes Parks Foundation, a non-profit public foundation serving the Anacortes area for 20 years, is pleased to resume our Community Grant Program. In support of community collaboration with the Foundation’s mission, APF encourages individuals and groups to apply for assistance in funding projects that enhance park, recreation and leisure-time opportunities on Fidalgo and Guemes Islands. Doug Colglazier, APF Board President, comments “The Community Grant Program will help the Foundation continue to increase community awareness and our connection with people of all ages and abilities who enjoy the exquisite surroundings we live in. Our vision is that by collaborating with the community, the Anacortes Parks Foundation will continue to create and enhance recreational benefits for all to share.” The mission of APF is to encourage private or public donations of land or money for the acquisition, development and enhancement of park and recreation facilities in and around Anacortes. The Foundation also manages park-related projects and administers charitable contributions for local programs. In past years, APF has awarded more than $26,000 in community grants for projects on Fidalgo and Guemes islands. The Community Grant Program is funded by the Puget Sound Energy leasing agreement with the Kiwanis Noon Club for use of land on Mount Erie. The Anacortes Parks Foundation Community Grant Program Guidelines and an electronic Grant Application can be found on the grants tab of this website. Please contact Suzanna Dentel, 360- 299-0977 or suzdentel@comcast.net with questions.
Guemes Channel Trail Project
Work is underway to link the Tommy Thompson Trail to the San Juan Ferry. http://www.guemeschanneltrail.com/
Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP)
The SHIP project was established to preserve and protect a very special wetland tucked away in Anacortes near the busy Washington State Ferry Terminal. In addition to the 25 acres of freshwater wetlands, there are also five acres of upland habitat and 2,000 feet of sandy beach and subtidal eelgrass beds. It is a rich and interesting area, with an abundance of plants and wildlife. Learn more at the Anacortes Parks Foundation News page.
Roundabout Sculpture
Aerie, by artist Merrilee Moore, was selected by the Anacortes Arts Commission, from over 30 entries. The sculptured, to be placed at the Roundabout on Commercial Avenue and Highway 20, will be approximately 18 feet tall and constructed to fit within the existing vegetation. Made of stainless steel, it will be very durable and require minimal maintenance.
Volunteer Park
On 14th Street and "H" Avenue. About 24 acres have been developed largely through volunteer efforts and management of Anacortes Parks Foundation. The park currently includes a Field Turf Fastpitch/Little League field, and two regulation baseball fields. In the plans are a football/soccer stadium, 400 meter surfaced track and associated amenities.
"N" Avenue Park
This small, as yet undeveloped park, is at 2nd Street and "N" Avenue along the Guemes channel.
Causland Memorial Park
This unique 2 acre park, located at 8th Street and "N" Avenue, was built in the 1920's by John LePage. The park features decorative rock and mosaics, a small bandstand and amphitheater, ornamental shrubs and a picnic area. A portion of the park honors Anacortes veterans from World War I through the Vietnam War. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places and with the help of the APF is undergoing a restoration program.
Community Grant Program The Anacortes Parks Foundation, a non-profit public foundation serving the Anacortes area for 20 years, is pleased to resume our Community Grant Program. In support of community collaboration with th ...

Our Mission
To encourage private or public donations of land or money for the acquisition, development, and enhancement of park and recreation facilities in and around Anacortes. We also manage park-related projects and administer charitable contributions for local programs.