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.
Initial development (1,900 linear ft.) of a hard surfaced eight-foot wide walking, jogging, leisure cycling and nature trail. The trail is located along a canyon (ravine) in the heart of the City. Irrigation water that runs down the canyon six months of the year has created a wetlands in this arid climate. The walkway will open the canyon up for all to enjoy this beautiful, natural area which is unique to the area. The ultimate plan is for expansion of the trail to 1.5 miles, with landscaped areas at each end which include picnic sites and trail head signage. This proposal includes construction of the trail, picnic sites, a playground, parking, and other park amenities. A large volunteer group signed a license agreement to adopt the canyon for development & maintenance. Over the last 5 years they have donated about 1,000 hours of labor annually. They have committed to help with the project by building a picnic shelter.