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 City of Zillah will use this grant to design and develop a splash park in Loges City Park. The development will include a splash park with several features, landscaping and additional amenities including seating. The proposed splash park location is just off the main thoroughfare that runs through Zillah on the northeast corner of the park on Railroad Ave. The goal of this project is to provide a safe alternative for community members who would otherwise swim or wade in the Yakima River. The project will be the first splash park to be located in the City of Zillah. The development will be more than just a place for active outdoor recreation, it will also serve as a gathering place for the community and visitors alike. The development of the splash park will meet a need for active recreation facilities for a variety of ages and abilities. The Zillah Comprehensive Plan- Parks Element has identified this project as a top priority. The project is mentioned in the goals as well as in the Parks and Recreation Capital Project list adopted into the Comprehensive Plan.