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 Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to build a splash pad in the North Alder Street Park. This splash pad will be the only outdoor aquatic facility available to the citizens of Ellensburg. North Alder Street Park is the city’s newest park, opening in 2013. Ellensburg will contribute $125,000 in cash, equipment, and donations of cash and labor.