Benton City Riverfront Park Acquisition

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

Work Completed: Jan 07, 2020 Appraisal Mar 06, 2020 Appraisal Review Jun 02, 2020 Cultural Resource Report Dec 30, 2020 Project Administration by Spink Engineering in absence of City Clerk Feb 16, 2021 Property Sale Closing Mar 02, 2021 Record Survey – Boundary Line Adjustment Jun 15, 2021 Noxious Weed Spraying by City Public Works Jun 25, 2021 Posting of RCO Funding sign, Park sign, No Parking Sign & No Unauthorized Vehicle sign. Also made gravel path from existing paved path for pedestrian entrance & tree stump section for vehicle deterrent. Jul 01, 2021 RCO Final Inspection with Alison Greene

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Benton City Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $73,862.33 Applicant Match: $18,466.03 Project Type: Acquisition County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1278

Location Details

From Interstate 82, exit #96 to Benton City. Take the Roundabout exit that leads across the Kiona Bridge north toward Benton City. Follow SR 225 (1st Street, then Babs Ave) to 7th Street. Turn right on 7th and follow past Dale Avenue to Dinah Lane. Turn right on Dinah Lane (toward landfill and City Water Treatment plant). The northern boundary of the property will start at the chain link fence on the right, leading toward the abandoned railroad bridge over the Yakima River.

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.