Hesse Rec Park: Phase 1

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ferry County of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 108,900.00 Applicant Match: $ 12,100.00 Project Type: Development County: Ferry Legislative District: 7 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1666

Location Details

From Anderson's Grocery (which has been consistently in business for over a hundred years) on Clark Ave, head south on Highway 21 towards Republic schools. Drive for 2.2 miles, then take a right through the "One Way Enter" leading into Hesse Park. The drive is circular and will wrap around until you come to the stop sign leading back onto Highway 21.

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.