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 project continues development of Kennewick’s newest community park–Highlands Grange Park. The project includes: irrigation and seeding the last 2.5 acres of the site, landscaping, asphalt walking trails, concrete walkways, associated benches and trash receptacles, youth softball backstop, portable soccer goals, a small parking lot to service the athletic fields, double tennis court, basketball courts, a zero-depth splash playground, two picnic shelters, and scattered picnic tables. One of the highest priority needs in Kennewick’s Park and Recreation Plan is for continued development and completion of the park. This newer neighborhood is nearing build-out. While the park’s current developed area meets the City’s minimal goals for open space, the park needs the amenities to meet the recreational and leisure needs of the community.