Wapato Sports Park Facility Improvements

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 Wapato will use this grant to further develop and renovate the Wapato Sports Park, which is in south Wapato. Located near Kateri Lane and Dove Lane (also known as Keppler Way), the 30-acre Wapato Sports Park is the largest park in Wapato. The City will build two basketball courts, install exercise equipment, upgrade children’s play structures, add a picnic shelter and restroom, create additional parking spaces for people with disabilities, and pave pathways. Wapato will contribute $100,660 in cash, equipment, staff labor, and donations of labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wapato City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 100660 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1641

Location Details

From Interstate 82, take Exit 44 towards Wapato. Travel South on the Donald-Wapato Road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left (East) onto Trader Street. Follow Trader Street for approximately 0.18 mile where it turns into South Camas Avenue. Continue south along South Camas Avenue for approximately 0.60 mile to Dove Lane (also known as Kepper Way). Turn left onto Dove Lane for 0.25 miles. The property is straight ahead.

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.