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 Wenatchee used this grant to acquire 4.97 acres of Columbia riverfront property for the development of a city park, known as Hale Park. The property is located at the southern terminus of South Worthen Street in South Wenatchee. The grant was also used to complete the first phase of development of the park which included the construction of a parking lot, off leash recreation area, installation of utilities, and development of a large, open grassy area with shade trees for low impact recreation activities and picnicking.