Bighorn Ridge 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

The City of Wenatchee will use this grant to fund the Bighorn Ridge Acquisition, which provides a rare opportunity to acquire over 134 acres of land to expand outdoor recreation access, preserve threatened habitats and provide critical trail linkages to a growing and underserved part of the Wenatchee valley.With existing trails, natural attributes, and connection to other public properties, the site is prime for recreation and habitat purposes. Visitors of all ages can observe the unique flora and fauna on the existing, easy to traverse trail routes. The site will serve as a regional, year-round recreation destination for variety of outdoor recreation and educational purposes ranging from snow shoe hiking, and horseback riding and hiking, to nature viewing and educational programs for all ages.This project will satisfy a top requested items from community surveys, accomplish 23 City comprehensive plan goals, State SCORP goals and address trail and open space level of service deficiencies.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wenatchee City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $750,000.00 Applicant Match: $755,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1323

Location Details

From eastbound Highway 2, take the off ramp for Highway 97 North and proceed to the traffic signal. At the light, turn left onto Easy Street. Take the first right onto Ohme Garden Road then take the second left onto Ohme Road and go to the end of the street. The site is on the left opposite the parking lot of Ohme Gardens.

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.