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 construct a spray pad in the 5.5-acre North Alder Street Park, in Ellensburg. This spray pad will be the only outdoor aquatic facility available to Ellensburg residents. North Alder Street Park is the city’s newest park and has only been open since the summer of 2013. Ellensburg will contribute $75,000 in cash and donations of cash and labor.