City Park Playground and Basketball Improvements

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 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 feetĀ  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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Prosser City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 431,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 143,737.00 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Board preliminary approvedĀ  RCO Project # 20-1246

Location Details

Traveling on Interstate 82, take Prosser Exit #80 - Wine Country Road. Turn right (if coming eastbound; left if approaching from the west) onto Wine Country Road. Follow into town, over the 6th Street Bridge, veer left, and continue through to the traffic stoplight. One block past this traffic stoplight is the intersection of Wine Country Road and 7th Street. There is a flashing traffic signal light at this intersection. Turn Right on 7th and follow 4 full blocks (going SE). The project site is located on the left side of the street, on the corner of 7th Street and Sommers Avenue.

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.