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.
Benton City will use this acquisition grant to purchase 25 acres of property for future park development and public use as a Sports Complex. Phased development is planned and is anticipated to include soccer, football, baseball and softball fields, a spray pad and accompanying amenities including shade structures, restrooms and parking. The property is located on Ki-Be Road, across the street from the High School, within Benton City limits. The goal of this property purchase is to expand public land available for community athletic fields. The primary recreation opportunity provided will be athletic facilities.