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 Prosser will use this development grant to replace a much-used wooden play structure and basketball half-court in its popular City Park. The 20-year-old deteriorating play structure will be removed, and a new structure will be installed. The proposed playground offers 44 play components, 17 of which are appropriate for children of all abilities. The playground footprint will be shifted approximately 75 feet from the previous site to improve child safety, allowing for better parent visibility from the park pavilion and increased distance from the street. A full 94’x50′ basketball court will be built adjacent to the playground site, replacing and relocating a half-court from another area in the park to improve efficiency of park space usage. The entire site will be accessible by asphalt walkways, poured play surfacing and a connective concrete pad. Additional lighting, benches, picnic tables, grill, bike rack and a water fountain will further enhance the recreational experience for park visitors.