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.
The City of Yakima has been discussing the construction of a public swimming pool in east Yakima for many years. A swimming pool was located in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the past, but was removed due to the aging infrastructure. The proposed project is to construct a swimming pool, a zero depth entry wading area, possible water slides, restrooms, showers, changing areas, concessions, etc.