Klemgard Park Renovation

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 projects primary purpose is to renovate and provide accessibility to Klemgard County Park facilities and replace the bridge which accesses half of the park property, including the park’s hiking trail, small picnic shelters, and restroom facilities. The aging structures, many of which date back to the development of the park in the early 1970’s, are in need of replacement. This provides an opportunity to improve the accessibility of the park facilities. The following components will take place as part of this proposed grant funded project: replace current (failing) bridge crossing with an accessible and functional utility bridge; remove and replace existing restrooms and install accessible restrooms;and remove the existing (failing) play structure and surface material and install an accessible play structure and surfacing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whitman County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $96,500.00 Applicant Match: $96,500.00 Project Type: Development County: Whitman Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1214

Location Details

Heading south out of Colfax, WA on Highway 195 travel 7 miles and turn right on Hamilton Hill Rd. Go roughly 2 miles and turn right on Upper Union Flat Creek Rd. Go another mile and the park is located on the left. Welcome to Klemgard County Park. GPS in parking lot adjacent to disabled parking stals: lat: 46.77073N long: 117.3W

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.