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.
This combination project adds three acres to an existing 18-acre site and provides for development of a new neighborhood park on the site. Development includes open play areas, multipurpose court, tot-lot, picnic sites, walkways, restrooms, irrigation, and landscaping. Adjacent to a new community center and library, Highlands Grange Park has been identified as one of the highest priority needs in Kennewick’s Park and Recreation Plan. The neighborhood is nearing full development and the addition of this park allows the City to meet its minimum goals for open space. The local Master Gardener Foundation has begun a demonstration garden within the park and has committed to long-term maintenance of the garden.