Highlands Grange Park Amenities

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kennewick Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $300,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1149

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.