Winthrop RiverWalk Phase 2

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The Town of Winthrop will use this grant to buy trail easements across nine parcels along the riverbank, widen the trail, buy a quarter-acre park at the confluence of the Chewuch and Methow Rivers, and restore the shoreline. The purchases will improve access between the downtown boardwalk and RiverWalk for people with disabilities. The trail corridor is mostly at the top of the riverbank and travels through shoreline habitat. Winthrop will contribute $366,000 in cash and donations of labor, land, and property interest.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 545,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 366,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1667

Location Details

Travel along SR 20 to downtown Winthrop. Park at Confluence Park in downtown. The RiverWalk corridor is accessible from the park.

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.