Upper Kiwanis Park Redevelopment/Phase 1

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

Yakima used this grant (along with $500,000 from the Yakima School Districts, $990,000 from local service clubs, and $1,470,000 of city money) to: add nearly 2 acres of land to the Upper Kiwanis Park; construct an 8,800 square foot Skatepark; construct 3 lighted softball fields with covered dugouts, asphalt plaza, and a concessions/restroom building; construct a 0.11 mile long, 10-foot wide asphalt pathway which meanders through the park; construct a 100-footX70-foot basketball court with 6 hoops; construct a playground area with 7 play structures and 3 climbing apparatuses; construct a new restroom; construct a new picnic shelter; construct and install 133 new parking spaces using permeable asphaltic surface.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yakima City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $792,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1687

Location Details

Take I-82 south from Ellensburg to Yakima Avenue (Exit 33B). Turn right onto E. Yakima Ave (<0.1 mile). Turn left onto S. Fair Ave. Loop (<0.1 mile). Turn right onto S. Fair Ave. and travel south (.25 mile) to Kiwanis Park on the east side 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.