AmenitiesHistory of the Complex
In 1998, Lacey and Thurston County jointly acquired the 67-acre site for $2,865,538, partially funded with a state grant of $282,802. Master planning for the facility began in 2000. Construction of Phase 1 was completed in 2004 and included four soccer/football/rugby fields. In 2006, the City of Lacey acquired a 4.39 acre parcel adjacent to the RAC for a future commercial venture at a cost of $435,000. In 2007, a 25.99-acre parcel of Phase 3 property was acquired at a cost of $2,145,000. Construction began on Phase 2 in 2008.
Designed by Bruce Dees and Associates of Tacoma, the facility received the "2009 Design of the Year Award" from the International Northwest Parks and Recreation Association and the Ron Rowe Community Partnership Award from the Lacey Rotary Club. In 2006, the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) presented the Athletic Facility Spotlight Award for Phase 1 Development and again in 2010 for Phase II Development to the City of Lacey and Thurston County. Ceccanti, Inc. of Tacoma was the project’s general contractor.
The $18.9 million complex was financed through $12.3 million in local Public Facilities District (PFD) financing; $2.4 million in City of Lacey funds, $1.9 million in Thurston County Conservation Futures funding; $1.7 million in Lacey Parks Bond revenue; and $523,000 in grant funding from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).
Phase 3 (25.99 acres on the west side of Marvin Road) will be developed in the future as funding becomes available.