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 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.