Saddle Rock Acquisition

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 Wenatchee used this grant to purchase the 325-acre Saddle Rock property, located adjacent to the City’s urban growth boundary in South Wenatchee. The acquisition has expanded the public land holding in the Wenatchee Foothills. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project is passive use, including non-motorized trails for activites ranging from show shoe hikes to equestrian uses to wildlife viewing and environmental education opportunities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wenatchee City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 277667.69 Applicant Match: 426572.31 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1082

Location Details

From the North, take Highway 2 into Wenatchee. Stay on Highway 2, it turns into North Wenatchee Avenue. Veer right on Miller Street. Follow Miller Street to the end. Turn right and go about one block to the end of the street.

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.