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 Wenatchee will use this grant to help fund acquisition of over 650 acres of land on the southern edge of the City, which is one of the final pieces needed to complete the Foothills Trails System. The trails and surrounding property will provide year-round access for trail use and outdoor education, as well as habitat preservation. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this grant is nonmotorized recreation including hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking.