Winthrop Ice Rink 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

The Town of Winthrop used this grant to improve the Winthrop Ice Rink by installing refrigeration to extend the rink’s season of use. The existing building has been renovated and expanded as well. The expansion includes restrooms, showers and changing rooms, a common sitting/viewing area, and storage. The Town also constructed a small concession space in the building with it’s own funds. The primary outdoor recreation opportunity provided is ice skating in winter and roller skating in the summer.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $497,000.00 Applicant Match: $498,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1123

Location Details

Travel to Winthrop on SR20. From SR 20 on the west side of the highway bridge over the Methow River, turn west on White Avenue/Twin Lakes Road. Take the first driveway on the right to the Ice Rink.

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.