West Valley Community Park, Phase 2

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

Develop 9.2 acres in an existing 26.2 acre park to expand a community greenbelt south of Wide Hollow Creek between 75th and 80th Avenue. This project will directly benefit existing and newly developed neighborhoods in the area and a new Middle School which opened fall 1996. This is the only park site located in the unincorporated West Valley portion of Yakima County. The existing park includes two tennis courts, restrooms, small and large play structures, and parking. Phase 2 includes a multipurpose hard court for basketball, in-line roller hockey and ice skating, a picnic plaza, group shelters, restrooms, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, soccer field, playground equipment, natural and hard surface trails, pedestrian bridge, drinking fountain, irrigation, picnic tables and parking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yakima County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 166539 Applicant Match: 336225 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1051

Location Details

Take exit 34 off I-82 and proceed west on Nob Hill Boulevard for 5.8 miles. Turn left on 80th Avenue and proceed south 0.3 mile. The park site is located to the east of 80th Avenue, just south of Wide Hollow Creek. This development area is adjacent to and directly west of the existing West Valley Community Park on 75th Avenue.

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.