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 Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to update the Southeast Youth Sports Complex by replacing three baseball/softball fields with four expanded multipurpose natural turf fields. Additional project elements include a new playground, splash pad, fully accessible restroom, one large picnic shelter and one small shelter. This project also expands the accessible pathways and includes landscaping improvements. The primary recreation opportunity provided through this grant is outdoor recreation, both passive and active.