Benton City Sports Complex Acquisition

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Benton City Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 582,000.00 Applicant Match: 388674 Project Type: Acquisition County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 18-1275

Location Details

Follow I-82; Take Exit 96 for Benton City; at the traffic circle follow state route 225 north across Kiona Bridge toward Benton City; This is 1st Street /Babs Avenue. Continue on Babs until road turns (right) to become 9th Street, which then becomes Horne Drive; Continue through town to Ki-Be Road. Turn left on Ki-Be Road, Property is the cherry orchard on the right, just west of the Ki-Be Market.

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.