Highlands Grange Park 00

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kennewick Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $304,104.00 Applicant Match: $304,104.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1304

Location Details

I-182 to SR395; south on SR395 to West 27th Avenue; west (left) on West 27th Avenue to South Union Street; north (right) on South Union Street pass West 19th Avenue. The property is located on the west (left) side of south Union Street, one block north (beyond) West 19th Avenue and one block south (before) West 14th Avenue.

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.