Palouse City Park 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

The goal of this project is to remove old, unsafe play equipment and replace it with modern commercial play equipment, for the target ages of 2-5 in Palouse’s City Park. The equipment in the city park currently does not serve park visitors age 2-5 and has been deemed unsafe by the city staff and city’s insurance company. The project, phase 2 of a 5 phase plan, will include the removal of outdated play equipment, site preparation for improved fall surfaces, play structure installation by city staff and volunteers, and the construction of a new sidewalk to connect the play structure to parking, picnic shelter, and the park’s public restrooms. The benefits of the project will be to fill the gap of age-appropriate play equipment for park visitors, provide a safer play environment, and support the city parks, trails, and open space plan to provide a quality recreational experience for the citizens of Palouse and other park visitors.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Palouse City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 12000 Applicant Match: 12000 Project Type: Development County: Whitman Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1609

Location Details

From highway 27 into Palouse WA, turn into West Main Street, drive 4 blocks to the Palouse City Park. The worksite is at the south side of the park. GPS at parking lot in front of pool: lat: 46.90901N long: 117.0W

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.