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.
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.