Outdoor Swimming Pool Renovation

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

Prosser used the grant to build a new bathhouse and 2 outdoor swimming pools in E.J. Miller Park. The renovation provides access for people with disabilities, increases pool use, and corrects health code violations. The city also added 2 slides, a play toy for children, and new decks. Finally, to meet health codes, the city replaced its chemical and circulation systems.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Prosser City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $541,380.00 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1603

Location Details

Exit off I-83 at Gap Road (Prosser Exit #80). Travel south toward the City Center (Gap Road become Wine Country Road) , cross the Yakima RIver, continue directly south (Wine Country Road veers to the left) on 6th Street, cross the Railroad tracks and turn right onto Bennett Avenue. Travel four blocks and turn left onto South Kinney Way. The site is in E.J. Miller Park, one block south at the intersection of South Kinney Way and Park Avenue. Enter the park site on the left about 300' from the intersection. See attached Vicinity Map.

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.