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.
Ferry County will use this grant to develop Hesse Park, off State Highway 21 near Republic schools and the Golden Tiger Pathway trailhead. Park components will include a pump track with an outer flat track, a grass lawn, a covered pavilion, fencing, a storage facility, electricity, and a waterline for irrigation. Some future improvements include campgrounds, restrooms, showers, mountain bike trails, and a sledding hill. The proposed project would provide reliable recreation opportunities while supporting economic stability and promoting healthy alternatives for the youth of Ferry County. Ferry County will contribute $12,100 in donations of labor and materials.