Columbia Park Aquatic Playground

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

Development that builds a community picnic and water-play recreation feature in the east end of Columbia Park, a 380-acre regional waterfront park. Changes include remodeling an existing restroom to code; constructing a group picnic shelter; horseshoe court; a trail segment to connect to a riverfront trail; zero-depth aquatic spray playground; and related amenities. The new features are in a 15-acre family use area, adjacent to a fishing pond, play structure, and improved parking. The improvements will provide for accessible group picnic activities and safe water play. Volunteer efforts will commit funds and time to the project.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kennewick Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $265,265.33 Applicant Match: $265,265.33 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1438

Location Details

On SR-240 enter Columbia Park at the Edison Street Interchange, proceed east on the park road, Columbia Park Trail to the large parking lot west of the Family Fishing Pond.

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.