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Yakima River Waterfront Park

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Funded
WWRP Applicant: West Richland WWRP Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $245,000 Applicant Match: $254,941 Project Type: Acquisition County: Benton  Legislative District: 8th 

The City of West Richland will use this grant to acquire two parcels of land totaling approximately 2 acres to serve as an upland local park and will support future adjacent riverfront water access amenities. The properties are located in the City of West Richland in Benton and Franklin Counties. By acquiring the properties, the City will be able to provide recreational opportunities such as picnicking, a community pavilion, splash pad, and open space for outdoor recreation activities. The primary recreation provided by this project is for outdoor recreation.

RCO Project Number: 12-1854

Location

Washington 240 heading West from Richland Turn West onto Van Giesen / SR 224, driving into the City of West Richland Turn Right onto South 38th Avenue

Red Marker Yakima River Waterfront Park
The City of West Richland will use this grant to acquire two parcels of land totaling approximately 2 acres to serve as an upland local park and will support future adjacent riverfront water access amenities. The properties are located in the City of West Richland in Benton and Franklin Counties. By acquiring the properties, the City will be able to provide recreational opportunities such as picnicking, a community pavilion, splash pad, and open space for outdoor recreation activities. The primary recreation provided by this project is for outdoor recreation.
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What is the WWRP?

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.

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