Parks for People–Wenatchee Valley

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At The Trust for Public Land, we believe that everyone—in particular every child—should have a park, garden, playground, trail, and other natural place within a 10-minute walk from home. Parks are where we come together — to exercise, visit with neighbors, and celebrate our traditions. They are where our kids play and build strong, healthy bodies. Every neighborhood needs a great park—and every Wenatchee Valley family needs to live near one.

In Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, The Trust for Public Land is working with city leaders, neighborhood groups, and residents to create the parks that residents need to build fitness, celebrate shared history, and strengthen community bonds.

9th Street Park

The Trust for Public Land has partnered with the Eastmont Metropolitan Parks District and Columbia Valley Community Health to create the first new park in East Wenatchee since 1959. An alarming number of residents in East Wenatchee lack access to a close-to-home neighborhood park. This new park in East Wenatchee dramatically increases park equity – and will serve 3,179 people within a 10 minute walk.

Kiwanis Methow Park

Originally built in the 1930s, the park is poorly programmed, underutilized and does not meet community needs. We have worked closely with the community in the development of a park renovation that will provide a platform to engage with nature and culture.

A kiosko–or traditional Mexican park pavilion– will reflect local culture and promote community gatherings and events. Through the use of materials, colors, and design vocabulary that represent the rich local culture of South Wenatchee, the park will be a place where the community feels at home.

Your voice is needed to ensure that our communities include safe parks, beautiful natural areas for children and families, and gathering spaces that celebrate history and heritage. Help us create a coalition of residents, organizations, businesses, and community leaders to advocate for and fund these parks.

To get involved, please contact:

Cary Simmons

Andrew McConnico

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