Kiwanis Methow Park Revitalization, 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

The City of Wenatchee will use this grant to revitalize its 1.26-acre Kiwanis Methow Park. The City will expand the playground, renovate a worn soccer field and basketball court, create a community garden, add walking paths with seating areas, install green infrastructure including lighting, and build restrooms. Reflecting the local culture, a new Latino kiosk pavilion will be the park’s central feature. In south Wenatchee, 13 percent of the city’s population is within a half-mile of Kiwanis Methow Park and 50 percent of households are low-income. The park serves more Latino residents (54 percent of the local population), more residents identifying as “other races” (32 percent), and more children (33 percent) than any other city park in Wenatchee. Wenatchee will contribute more than $1.3 million in staff labor, materials, local and private grants, a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, and donations of cash and labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wenatchee City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 500000 Applicant Match: 1360000 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Merged RCO Project # 16-1518

Location Details

Head east on highway US-2 East, and follow the course of the road as the name changes to WA 285 South, then keep right to stay on N Miller St, and keep left to stay on S Chelan Ave through downtown Wenatchee. Turn right onto Spokane, and after 1 block, the park is on the left beginning at Methow St.

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.