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 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.