Naches Aquatic Center

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Naches Parks & Rec District Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 908757 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 98-1101

Location Details

Project is located 12 miles west of Yakima. Drive to town of Naches on Highway 12. Turn right at stop light, on Naches Avenue. Drive to 4th Street. Applewood Park lies north of 4th Street. Turn left on 4th Street. Pool is visible from street in northwest corner of park.

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.