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 Spokane Valley will use this grant to purchase 44 acres located adjacent to the Spokane River. Acquiring this land will increase park space within city limits and would provide water access and recreation opportunities that currently do not exist in Spokane Valley. This site will provide a wide variety of recreation including interpretive trails, new trail connections, picnic shelters, public beach areas, and open space. The primary recreational opportunity provided through this grant is passive outdoor recreation.