Connell Swimming Pool

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

This project in Franklin County renovates a 20 year old community swimming pool. The upgraded facility meets current sanitary and safety standards, including barrier-free restrooms, locker areas, and pool access. A children’s splash pool and water slide are included. The community provided significant volunteer assistance to match the grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Connell Park & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $148,854.72 Applicant Match: $156,938.85 Project Type: Development County: Franklin Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 97-103

Location Details

In Pioneer Park, SW corner of South Chelan Avenue & East Birch Street. GPS at parking on E Birch (next to park sign): lat: 46.65757N long: 118.85715W

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.