Winthrop Community Park and Ice Rink

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

This project melds two long term priorities for the Town of Winthrop-acquisition of an ideal piece of new park land and construction of a permanent ice rink and outdoor sports court. For years, the Town of Winthrop has eyed acquisition of the former Elementary School property for a Community Center park and trailhead. With this acquisition, the Town, in partnership with Methow Valley Sport Trail Association (MVSTA) and Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink Association (WISR), will be able to construct a permanent ice rink and outdoor sports court. The ice rink is a top priority of the Town’s Park Plan.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $375,000.00 Applicant Match: $426,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1047

Location Details

The property is located in the Town of Winthrop along SR 20, on west side of the steel girder bridge across the Methow River, near the intersection of White Avenue/Twin Lakes Road and SR 20.

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.