The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District was formed in 1983. Bud and Margaret Waterman donated 40 acres to the District on a site next to South Whidbey High School that is now known as Community Park. In 1987, a levy was passed to begin developing and maintaining the District land. In 1999, the District purchased approximately 40 acres of land adjacent to the Park, which has been kept natural with trails running throughout the acreage. With bond proceeds in 2000, the District purchased 29.09 acres of land east of the Park which has since been converted into a sports complex with soccer fields, open space and a forested area. Since its inception, the District has built four baseball fields, additional soccer fields, an administrative building, playground, skate park, restrooms and trails which wind through Community Park. The District now also maintains Deer Lake, Goss Lake and Lone Lake.
- For more information regarding the history of Community Park, click here.