Betz Park Baseball/Softball Fields

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 Cheney used this grant to develop the first five acres of an undelveloped 50 acre local park property located at the corner of Betz Rd. and South Betz Rd. This project allows the City of Cheney to expand its capacity for baseball and softball leagues to include serving the special needs population. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the projext is baseball and softball, however, with the ample green space many other athletic and recreational activities are possible. The opportunities for baseball and softball were created through the development of both baseball and softball fields including the installation of backstops. A “challenger field” was created to serve those with disabilities and to serve young t-ball players. In addition, an outdoor basketball court, parking, restrooms and support facilities were developed as part of this project.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Cheney City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 500000 Applicant Match: 500000 Project Type: Development County: Spokane Legislative District: 6 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1237

Location Details

From Spokane Washington: 1. Merge onto I-90 W/US-395 S (9.5 miles) 2. Take the WA-904 W exit, EXIT 270, toward FOUR LAKES/CHENEY (0.7 miles) 3. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto WA-904/S SR 904 HWY/LT COL MICHAEL ANDERSON MEMORIAL HWY (4.1 miles) 4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto BETZ RD. (0.9 miles) 5. Arrive at the baseball/softball complex on the right. From Moses Lake Washington: 1. Merge onto I-90 E toward SPOKANE (77.5 miles) 2. Take the WA-904 E exit, EXIT 257, toward TYLER/CHENEY (0.3 miles) 3. Turn RIGHT onto LT COL MICHAEL ANDERSON MEMORIAL HWY/WA-904/COLUMBIA BASIN HWY1 (10.1 miles) 4. Turn LEFT onto WASHINGTON ST. (1.8 miles) 5. WASHINGTON ST becomes BETZ RD. (0.1 miles) 6. Arrive at the baseball/softball complex on the right.

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.