Green Acres Neighborhood Park Acq.

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

Spokane Valley will use this grant to buy 7.8 acres for a park in the rapidly developing Greenacres neighborhood. The property is farmland adjacent to 16 acres owned by the Central Valley School District. The city and school district will partner to develop a neighborhood park at a new elementary school. Spurred by the rapid transformation from rural to urban, the Greenacres neighborhood has been a constant presence at park plan meetings. Dozens of volunteers have arranged neighborhood meetings, circulated city questionnaires, and secured a private donation. There is an immediate threat of development of the property. Spokane Valley will contribute $306,176.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Valley City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $248,909.58 Applicant Match: $248,910.40 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-51

Location Details

Exit I90 at Barker Road, turn north onto Barker Road to Mission, left on Mission to Long, South on Long. Property located on NE corner of Long and Boone.

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.