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 City of Omak will use this grant to fund development of a new and greatly-improved skatepark at Eastside Park, including removal of the existing skatepark and construction of the new facility at a better location inside the park. Project work will include demoliton of extant end-of-life skatepark structures, planning and preparation of the new site; and installation of an in-ground, concrete and steel skatepark facility; and associated amenities such as entrance sign and landscaping. This upgraded facility will be able to host competitions as well as provide specialized space for practice, training, skill development, and competition preparation for local youth athletes. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this grant project is skateboarding.