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 buy 650 acres on the southern edge of the city. The purchase is one of the final pieces needed to create a consolidated block of public land and will provide expanded outdoor recreation and environmental educational space, preserve habitat, and provide critical links to complete the Foothills Trails System in the Wenatchee foothills. The land likely will be used year-round for hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and outdoor education. Wenatchee will contribute $491,750 in cash, staff labor, and donations of labor and property interest.