The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife used this grant to develop the Tim’s Pond access site located in Yakima County next to the Oak Creek Wildlife Area Headquarters office and one half mile east of the intersection of SR 12 and SR 410. This development project provides a gravel and paved path around the lake with turnouts for fishing areas, ADA accessible fishing platforms, ADA accessible toilets, a paved parking area, and picnic tables. The primary recreational opportunity is wildlife and nature viewing, fishing, picnicking and wildlife interpretation.