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 in Lions Park. The new playground will replace unsafe 1950s equipment and grounds with safe play equipment and surfacing that are accessible to people with disabilities. The current play area will be redesigned for inclusion and efficiency, with landscaping and furnishings that offer shade and comfort during the hot Othello summers. The playground is geared towards children up to 12 years old. The project will benefit Othello’s large youth population, 35 percent of whom live in poverty. Othello will contribute $509,000 in cash, a grant from RCO’s Land and Water Conservation Fund, and donated cash.

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: Active 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.