Nespelem Community Park.

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Colville Confederated Tribes Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 379,677.00 Applicant Match: $ 42,187.00 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1938

Location Details

The proposed worksite is located approximately 15 miles north of Grand Coulee Dam, located in Okanogan and Douglas County's along State Route/Highway 155 approximately 2 blocks east of the Chief Joseph Rest Area on D Street.

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.