Pond 4 & 5 Fishing Access Improvements

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to renovate the Pond 4 and 5 public access site in the Sunnyside Wildlife Area, in lower Yakima County. The department will upgrade the toilets to be accessible to people with disabilities and pave the hand-launch area and fishing dock. The existing dock has surpassed its useful life and the site does not have a place to launch kayaks and canoes by hand. Boaters drag their boats down a steep bank to the water’s edge. To providing the hand-launch site, the department will slope the banks and provide more bank fishing. Pond 4 and 5 is open all year.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 320,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1831

Location Details

I-82 (east of Yakima) take Exit 44, Left .5 miles to Yakima Valley Highway, Right 3.4 miles to Flint Lane, Right on Flint Lane.

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.