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 fully underway and includes 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. Through those grants, the park would be finished in 2018/19 and include the addition of a picnic shelter, restrooms, play equipment, 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 is 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 will be 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 currently underway 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, kiosko, accessibility improvements, landscaping, skate features and multi-use athletic areas.
Locomotive Park Picnic Table Project
Permanent picnic tables are going to be added to Locomotive Park later this Summer.