At the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition office, we have been busy preparing for an exciting summer. In the next few weeks, we are participating in six ribbon cuttings and grand openings happening throughout the state.
Candy Mountain Preserve & Trail Opening
Friday, June 2 at 11:00 AM
71004 E. 669 PR NE, Richland, WA 99352
Benton County and the Friends of Badger Mountain cordially invite you to the Grand Opening of the Candy Mountain Preserve and Trail. Join to celebrate and say thank you to all of the people who made this project possible. Speakers and ribbon cutting are planned, followed by a inaugural hike. The project received a WWRP Local Parks grant of $650,259 with Benton County contributing a matching sponsor.
Springbrook Park Celebration
Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 PM
12601 Addison St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Join the City of Lakewood to celebrate the expansion of Springbrook Park. With a WWRP Local Parks grant of $193,950, the City connected 1.2 newly purchased acres to the park, added pathways around the property, and improved habitat near the creek. The celebration will include garden activities, arts and crafts, face painting, games, prizes, refreshments, and a bouncy house. The project also received a matching sponsor of $193,950 from the City of Lakewood.
Mission Park Ability Ballfield Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 PM
1208 Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202
The City of Spokane invites you to join them in the dedication of a new baseball field at Mission Park for kids with disabilities. Thanks to generous contributions from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office and many private donors, the Mission Park Ability Field is a great leap forward in bridging the gap between athletes with disabilities and the world around them. The project received a WWRP Local Parks grant of $238,055, Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) grant of $250,000, while the Spokane City Parks & Recreation Department contributed $407,356 as the project sponsor.
John Storvik Spray Park Grand Opening
Wednesday, June 21 at 4:00 PM
1202 31st Street, Anacortes, WA 98221
The City of Anacortes invites you to join them in the celebration of the grand opening of the John Storvik Spray Park. The Spray Park represents the first spray park in the Anacortes park system and will provide a new outdoor recreation experience to one of the most populated, low income neighborhoods in the city. The project received a WWRP Local Parks grant of $335,000 while the City of Anacortes contributed $347,500 in cash, staff labor, and donations.
South Kitsap Regional Skate Park Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, June 24 (Time TBD)
Corner of Lund and Jackson Avenue, Port Orchard, WA 98366
The Kitsap County Park and Recreation Department invites you to celebrate with them the final phase of development in the South Kitsap Regional Park. With a $132,500 WWRP grant and Kitsap County Parks and Recreation contributing a matching sponsor, the County created a center plaza for intermediate skaters with ramps, in-line skating, street level elements, spectator seating, and installed security cameras.
Saddle Rock Trailhead Grand Opening
Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 PM
1130 Circle St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Join the City of Wenatchee in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Saddle Rock Trailhead. While you’re there, be sure to say, “Hi” to local trails and outdoors organizations, grab dinner at a local food truck, and meet your next furry hiking partner – the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will be bringing a few adoptable dogs. For more information, please visit www.cdlandtrust.org. The project received a WWRP Local Parks grant of $480,648 while the Wenatchee School District, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Dry Gulch Preserve, Alcoa Foundation, and other community support contributed a matching sponsor donation.
Please see our Events Page for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Sendak (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ken Mullins (email@example.com) or call the office at (206) 748-0082.