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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will use this grant project to improve the Nespelem Community Park. Park enhancements include a splash pad, play equipment, fencing, an updated basketball court, picnic canopy, lighting, and grass seeding. The splash pad would create a recreation option for youth who historically haven’t had many options in the Nespelem area. Children currently swim in Nespelem Creek, which warms mid-summer, creating potential health hazards. The Tribe will contribute $42,187.