Kiwanis Park Acquisition

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 2.76 acres adjacent to Kiwanis Park. This purchase, along with .52 acres gained from a right-of-way street closure, will provide a total of 3.28 acres for future development of Kiwanis Park. Locate at Fair Avenue and Maple Street, Kiwanis Park provides the City’s primary softball fields. In addition to its three softball fields, this 19.5 acre park provides a pond, picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground, restroom 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 property to be acquired is contiguous to the lower level of the park property. It is also located on a dead end street which borders Interstate 82. The desired use of the property would be for a youth playfields (Little League and/or soccer) and a secured parking lot.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yakima Parks & Recreation Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $120,000.00 Applicant Match: $120,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1136

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 Avenue dead ends at subject property.

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.