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Betz Park Baseball/Softball Fields

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WWRP Applicant: Cheney WWRP Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000 Applicant Match: $500,000 Project Type: Development County: Spokane  Legislative District: 6th 

The City of Cheney will use this grant to develop the first five acres of an undeveloped 50 acre local park property located at the corner of Betz Rd. and South Betz Rd. This project will allow the City of Cheney to expand its capacity for baseball and softball leagues. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be baseball and softball. This will be created by the development of one little league sized baseball field, one youth/adult softball field and one smaller field designed for both T-ball and the challenger division for youth with physical disabilities. In addition, an outdoor basketball court, parking, restrooms and support facilities will also be included in this first phase of development.

RCO Project Number: 10-1237

Location

From Spokane Washington: 1. Merge onto I-90 W/US-395 S (9.5 miles) 2. Take the WA-904 W exit, EXIT 270, toward FOUR LAKES/CHENEY (0.7 miles) 3. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto WA-904/S SR 904 HWY/LT COL MICHAEL ANDERSON MEMORIAL HWY (4.1 miles) 4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto BETZ RD. (0.9 miles) 5. Arrive at the baseball/softball complex on the right. From Moses Lake Washington: 1. Merge onto I-90 E toward SPOKANE (77.5 miles) 2. Take the WA-904 E exit, EXIT 257, toward TYLER/CHENEY (0.3 miles) 3. Turn RIGHT onto LT COL MICHAEL ANDERSON MEMORIAL HWY/WA-904/COLUMBIA BASIN HWY1 (10.1 miles) 4. Turn LEFT onto WASHINGTON ST. (1.8 miles) 5. WASHINGTON ST becomes BETZ RD. (0.1 miles) 6. Arrive at the baseball/softball complex on the right.

Green Marker Betz Park Baseball/Softball Fields
The City of Cheney will use this grant to develop the first five acres of an undeveloped 50 acre local park property located at the corner of Betz Rd. and South Betz Rd. This project will allow the City of Cheney to expand its capacity for baseball and softball leagues. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be baseball and softball. This will be created by the development of one little league sized baseball field, one youth/adult softball field and one smaller field designed for both T-ball and the challenger division for youth with physical disabilities. In addition, an outdoor basketball court, parking, restrooms and support facilities will also be included in this first phase of development.
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