Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
The City of Airway Heights will use this grant to develop 7 acres of the 70-acre Airway Heights Recreation Complex in Spokane County. The City will build a multi-purpose field space that will accommodate six youth soccer fields, a combination softball/baseball field, and a basketball court. Airway Heights is severely lacking in athletic fields. The City relies on the use of Sunset Elementary, which has the only open space in the community available for athletic fields. Increased residential development has increased participation in the city’s youth sports programs, which are outgrowing the available space at Sunset Elementary. Airway Heights will contribute more than $1.3 million in a state appropriation and cash.