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.
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.