Lions Park Pride Rock Playground

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 Othello will use this grant to develop “Pride Rock Playground”, a new destination outdoor recreational area in Lions Park. Comprising nearly one acre, the project will replace unsafe 1950’s-era equipment and grounds with ADA-compliant, appealing, and safe play equipment and surfacing. The currently sprawling area will be redesigned for inclusion and efficiency, with landscaping and furnishings that offer shade and comfort during the hot Othello summers. The primary recreational use will be by children 12 years old and under, accompanied by their families, teachers and day care providers. The state-of-the-art playground will meet our objective of providing free, safe and accessible outdoor recreational activities for the entire community. The project is especially important because it will directly benefit Othello’s large, underserved youth population, 35 percent of whom live in poverty.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Othello City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 509,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Adams Legislative District: 9 Status: Board preliminary approved  RCO Project # 20-1362

Location Details

Head north on WA 17-North. Turn left at Main Street. Turn right onto North 9th Avenue. Turn left onto East Pine Street. The worksite will be on the right.

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.