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 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 The project, phase 2 of a 5 phase plan, will include the removal of outdated play equipment, site preparation for improved fall surfaces, play structure installation by city staff and volunteers, and the construction of a new sidewalk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.