Hale Park Phase One
The City successfully applied for a grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Funding Board in 2014 for this phase of the project. The first phase of construction is virtually complete. Construction in this phase included construction of the primary elements of the off leash recreation area, parking, installation of utilities and creating a landscaped area for picnicking. In 2016 grant applications to fund the second phase were completed and look to be successful. Grant award is awaiting passage of the State Capital Budget. Through those grants, the park will be finished in 2019. Construction will include the addition of a picnic shelter, restrooms, accessible play equipment, walkways and lighting, security cameras, additional landscaping and a skate area.
Saddle Rock Gateway Project
The City successfully applied for a grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Funding Board in 2014 for the project. The top ranked project was designed to address current parking and other use issues by creating improved parking, restrooms and seating areas. Principle construction has ended. The project will be finished this fall when native grasses are seeded over the exposed dirt areas.
Lincoln Park Projects
Due to age related issues the stage in Lincoln Park was removed in May 2016 and the picnic shelter was removed in May 2017. A new picnic shelter has been purchased and is awaiting installation. The park plan is currently under review in preparation of applying for State and Federal grants in 2018. A new sidewalk and lighting project is almost finished along the park eastern boundary on South Mission Street.
Kiwanis Methow Park Project
The Trust for Public Land is leading an effort to renovate Kiwanis Methow Park. They are currently preparing final concept plans and applying for grant funding to implement the designs. The first phase of the renovation project is scheduled to be implemented in 2019. Work will include adding restrooms, kiosk, accessibility improvements, landscaping, skate features and multi-use athletic areas. The existing picnic shelter is planned to be repurposed to Hale Park.
Locomotive Park Picnic Table Project
Permanent picnic tables are scheduled to be added to Locomotive Park later this year.