Town of Winthrop Open Space Park 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 Town of Winthrop will use this grant to acquire 139 acres of open space for public access to a network of walking trails across an iconic shrub-steppe hillside. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant is nonmotorized recreation, especially walking and nature viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 488,000.00 Applicant Match: 326900 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1855

Location Details

Travel to Winthrop on SR20. At 4 way stop in downtown, go up Bridge Street one block. Turn right on Castle Avenue. From Castle go left onto Filer. Access is off of Filer Ave.

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.