Kiwanis Park Acquisition Phase 2

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

Kiwanis Park Acquisition project is for the purchase of 8.19 acres (Involving 29 parcels) adjacent to Kiwanis Park. Located at Fair Avenue and Maple Street, Kiwanis Park provides the City’s primary softball fields. In addition to its three softball fields, this 22.29 acre park provides a pond, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms and concession stand. The park is separated into two levels by a slope, with the upper level providing a more passive recreational area with mature shade trees and the lower level providing the playfields. The properties to be acquired are contiguous to the lower level of the park property. The desired use of the property would be to develop an active youth and adult sports park.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yakima Parks & Recreation Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $489,130.00 Applicant Match: $489,130.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1518

Location Details

Exit I-82 onto Yakima Avenue; from Yakima Avenue take Fair Avenue exit south. Approximately 200 feet to the south, head east on Maple Avenue. Maple Ave deadends at Kiwanis Park.

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.