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U.S. House Approves Funding for Safety Upgrades at Chehalis Recreation Park

Yearly Appropriations spending plan includes Southwest Washington community funding priority secured by Herrera Beutler

The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a yearly spending plan which included a Southwest Washington community funding priority Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler secured through her position on the House Appropriations Committee to fund safety upgrades to the City of Chehalis Recreation Park.

“The City of Chehalis’ priority to increase safety for folks using the Recreation Park, which will support homes and businesses in the surrounding areas, was advanced this week in Congress as part of a larger spending proposal,” Herrera Beutler said. “While the overall spending levels in the bill were too high for me to support the package in its current form, I’ll continue working with congressional negotiators to ensure this project I’ve championed remains in the final bill to help benefit the City of Chehalis and surrounding communities.” 

Project funding details:

City of Chehalis Recreation Park Phase Three Parking Addition - $570,000

  • Funding would address a major safety concern for families attending events. Due to a lack of parking, people are choosing to park in unsafe locations surrounding the park that do not have proper surfacing, sidewalks, or designated crossings. Another concern is children running across and darting into traffic of a busy roadway that sits parallel to the park. The addition of the parking lot will improve the safety of thousands of park visitors each year. The neighboring businesses and homes that surround the park would also benefit from the added parking, as park visitors regularly park in their business parking lots and private parking spaces.