Columbia Point Riverfront Trailway

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

This project develops the final link of a paved trailway along the Columbia River. Plans are to construct approximately 3,050 linear feet of trail and install related amenities such as bike racks, benches, signs, parking, landscaping, and a drinking fountain. Richland’s Riverfront Trailway is one of the community’s most important recreation resources. When completed, it will connect the city’s three largest and most heavily used parks via a seven mile uninterrupted barrier-free trail. This trail runs from the Yakima Delta near the interstate, north along the river to Hanford. The US Department of Energy has plans to extend the trail further north to the newly declared Hanford Reach National Monument.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Richland Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $156,163.00 Applicant Match: $156,163.00 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1389

Location Details

Traffic on I-182 take exit 5B into Richland on George Washington Way. Turn right at first Traffic Light onto Columbia Point Drive. Turn Left at Bradley Boulevard and continue to site which is just North of Marina Vista Condominiums now under construction.

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.