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.
This component of the “Make Beacon Hill Public” acquisition project acquired 18.65 acres on Beacon Hill, which is part of a larger acquisition project acquiring a total of about 250 acre (See 20-1276). Located in the heart of Spokane County and the City of Spokane, Beacon Hill has been at the epicenter of mountain biking in the region for decades as well as a popular neighborhood recreational area for hiking, dog-walking, trail running and more. When completed, this project will not only preserve miles of existing, heavily-used trail, but preserve an accessible, urban open space serving one of Spokane’s most distressed and disadvantaged neighborhoods. The primary outdoor recreation opportunities funded through this grant are biking, hiking, and walking.