Benton City Skate Park

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

Benton City Council was approached by the youth for the construction of a skate park. The Council approved the idea and has dedicated a portion of an existing city park for the proposed site. The local asphalt company has since offered to donate labor and equipment to perform all of the necessary earthwork on the project, which the City has opted to use for the local match. The skate facility will consist of an 80’x120′ multi-level concrete slab. Proposed obstacles include rails, stairs, half-pipe and quarter pipe ramps and other assortment of ramps that will be movable. Other amenities to the facility include lighting, minor landscaping, fencing, walkway, signage and benches. City Council, along with the youths, are currently gathering more money through a brick drive. Each donator will have an inscription engraved on a brick that will be incorporated into the pathway to the skate facility.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Benton City Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $76,835.87 Applicant Match: $82,553.28 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1236

Location Details

Exit off of the I-82 freeway at the Benton City exit (Exit 96). Head north, crossing the Yakima River, and travel along SR-225 until you reach Wolfies Drive-In. Once at Wolfies, make a right turn into the park, where there is a paved parking lot and tennis courts. Site is on the east edge of the parking lot.

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.