Lake Washington School District receives an additional $2 million grant from King County Parks
Redmond, Wash. – On Wednesday, September 6, the King County Council announced that the Juanita High School Aquatics Center was one of 53 projects selected for a 2023 Parks Levy Grant. The Juanita High School Aquatics Renovation, Phase 2 project will receive $2 million from King County Parks.
This grant will provide partial funding for life-cycle upgrades at the Juanita High School Pool by:
- replacing pool equipment that is beyond its useful life,
- providing ADA upgrades,
- upgrading pool viewing area,
- upgrading pool deck surface, and
- replacing the building controls and pool lighting
The district must provide at least 50% of the total project cost to qualify for this grant. The district’s share will be funded by the voter-approved 2022 School Technology and Capital Projects Levy. We anticipate Phase 2 work will begin in Summer 2024.
In February 2022, the District received the first award for Juanita High School Aquatics Renovations, Phase 1 project. This initial $1.8 million grant provided partial funding for initial life-cycle upgrades which included replacement of HVAC and pool equipment that were beyond its useful life, provided ADA upgrades, and replaced the roofing system. Phase 1 work began in Spring 2023 and will be completed soon.
The Aquatic Facilities grant program, funded by the King County voter-approved 2020-2025 Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Levy, helps communities preserve and increase public access to public pools as our region grows and existing facilities become obsolete or reach capacity. This grant program funds activities related to the renovation or expansion of existing facilities or construction of new aquatic facilities in King County.
About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second largest district in the state of Washington, with over 30,000 students in 56 schools.