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 White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District (District), located in Klickitat County, will use the grant funding to design and construct an outdoor pool facility which will include a multi-lane 25-yard swimming pool for recreation, exercise and and competitive swimming, a therapy pool for instructive and therapeutic use, children’s wading/splash pool, bathhouse, office building and parking area on a 1.4-acre site. The District will contribute more than $2 million in cash, in-kind donations, volunteer labor and materials, and other grant opportunities. Formed in 2018 with the passage of a ballot measure, the purpose and objectives of the District is to construct, operate, and maintain a pool facility to replace the closed White Salmon City Pool which served the communities of the White Salmon Valley since its construction in 1934. When completed the pool facility will meet the community needs for swim recreation and exercise, competitive swimming, aquatic safety education, provide a place for social gathering, and contribute to the overall health and well-being of District residents.