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 project will replace Naches’ 30 year old swimming pool. The Naches pool provides the only swimming opportunity in the Naches Valley and one of the few recreation opportunities for area children. The next nearest pool is 12 miles away in Yakima. The existing pool, built in 1967, is disintegrating, leaking extensively and is becoming increasingly expensive to maintain. With WWRP aid, the Naches Aquatic Center project will construct a 25-yard, 8 lane outdoor heated pool with a shallow water recreation area and bathhouse facility. This project also includes installation of a water slide and other park enhancements such as replacement of the community horseshoe courts. The pool renovation will allow the community to again fully enjoy this recreation facility.