Hale Park Phase Two Construction

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 will use this grant to complete the final phase of development the nearly 5-acre Hale Park, which is nestled between the Apple Capital Recreational Loop Trail, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, and the Columbia River, in south Wenatchee. The City will build a picnic shelter, add a children’s play area, and build a long-requested skate park. In addition, the city will add parking, paths accessible by wheelchairs, security cameras, and restrooms. This is the City’s top priority park project. The park is in the most ethnically rich area of the community with a population that is 54 percent Hispanic and also the area with the highest poverty level at 50 percent of households. More than 33 percent of service area residents are children. The park has views of the river and provides pedestrian connections to East Wenatchee by a historic pedestrian bridge. Wenatchee will contribute $635,000 in cash, staff labor, materials, a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, and donations of cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wenatchee City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 500000 Applicant Match: 635000 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Merged RCO Project # 16-1666

Location Details

From Highway 2 entering Wenatchee from the North. Travel south on Wenatchee Avenue to 5th Street and turn left. At the roundabout turn right and travel to the end of the street. The park site will be on your 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.