Airway Heights Recreation Complex Phase 1

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Airway Heights City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 1312169 Project Type: Development County: Spokane Legislative District: 6 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1467

Location Details

Head north from W. Sunset Hwy on S. Hayford Rd. then turn left on to Deno Rd. the project site is adjacent to the water storage tank approximately 1/4 mile down Deno Rd on the left side of the road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.