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.
Through this grant and other funding sources, the City of Wenatchee renovated Lincoln Park, an 18-acre community park located in Chelan County. Project work included construction of a BMX pump track, a group picnic shelter, playground and splash pad, parking improvements, trees and landscaping, performing arts stage and accessible connecting paths. A restroom, disc golf course and soccer/lacrosse field were also constructed on the site as part of a separate project. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this grant serve both active and passive recreational uses.