George Prout 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

Construction of a new 25-yard, eight-lane outdoor swimming pool. This is part of the first phase of a proposed aquatic center designed to address significant community needs identified in Richland’s Comprehensive Parks, Facilities and Open Space Plan. The project also includes renovation of the existing bathhouse originally constructed with IAC grant funds in 1980. The roofs of the bathhouse and mechanical building will be replaced.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Richland City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $280,678.00 Applicant Match: $280,678.00 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1198

Location Details

Columbia Playfield Park is located southwest of Kadlee Hospital and directly east of Richland High School, Prout Pool is in this park.

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.