Miriam Culwell, President of Mirrormont Community Association (MCA), signed an agreement to enter into a partnership with King County to develop, operate, and maintain a community park on the site. King County remained the owner of the land and authorized a financial grant to MCA specifically for the development and operation of the park. The goal was a park that would suit the nature and needs Mirrormont residents within the guidelines of the KC Park System.
TJ Davis said this about the grant award, “The patience and dedication shown by Mirrormont Community Association (MCA) from the initial acquisition years ago all the way through to the partnership development over this last year has been remarkable. King County Parks and Recreation Division is thrilled to be partnering with such a committed group of neighbors and thanks the MCA for their patience as one of the first proposals to come in while the ADOP program was still in its infancy. Empowering communities and allowing them to maximize dollars through the ADOP grant program and their community resources is one of King County’s new ways of doing business that ensures your park levy dollars are used wisely.”
(ADOP had been renamed CPG—for Community Partnerships & Grants). Mirrormont was the first of over 50 CPG projects.