Pioneer Park Expansion

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 City of Connell has purchased additional property to expand Pioneer Park to develop two new softball fields and to enhance utilization of the existing swimming pool. The project involves construction of two softball fields, parking, bleachers, pathways and expanded water oriented facilities including a larger slide and a splash area for smaller children. This expansion of Pioneer Park addresses the city’s need for more ballfields and will enhance the water orientation of the park to better serve the North Franklin County residents.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Connell City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $329,660.00 Applicant Match: $338,840.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Franklin Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1355

Location Details

Drive north from the Tri-Cities on Highway 395, take the SR260 exit at Connell, turn right on Columbia Ave. proceed to Birch Street, turn left onto Birch and proceed to the end of the street. The existing Pioneer Park is on your right and the proposed expansion is on your left. GPS at parking on E Birch (next to park sign): lat: 46.65757N long: 118.85715W

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.