Hale Park Acquisition and Development

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wenatchee City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $64,353.00 Applicant Match: $531,923.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1131

Location Details

From Highway 2 entering Wenatchee, travel south on Wenatchee Avenue. Turn left on 5th Street. At the round a bout, turn right. At the first stop sign, turn left onto Worthen Street. Follow the street to the end, approximately 1/2 mile. The park site will be ahead and to the right.

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.