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 used this grant to acquire 142 acres of open space to ensure public access to a network of walking trails across an iconic shrub-steppe hillside that provides opportunities for local residents and visitors to enjoy walking, photography, bird and wildlife watching, scenic views of the North Cascades, and education. The property also provides valuable Mule Deer winter range owing to its Southwest aspect. 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: $326,900.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 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. Travel south on Castle Avenue to Roses Hill. Turn left up Roses Hill, and at the top turn right on Wister Way. Continue approximately one block south to the parking area located in the field area past the cemetery.

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.