Developing Yakima Rivershore and Trail

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

The City of West Richland used this grant to develop approximately 2.8 acres of land, and acquired and developed approximately .4 additional acres of land. These properties serve as a trail and riverfront park with water access amenities. The project is located along the Yakima River in the City of West Richland in Benton County. Having acquired and developed this site, the City provided recreational opportunities for non-motorized water access, walking, biking, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. This was accomplished by developing approximately 1800 lineal feet of accessible trails and paths, a formal viewpoint, a restroom, parking lot, and a ramp into the river for water access and non-motorized boating. The primary recreation provided by this project is for outdoor recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: West Richland City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $799,999.99 Applicant Match: $461,689.00 Project Type: Acq & Dev & Restore County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1566

Location Details

Washington 240 Turn West onto Van Giesen / SR 224, driving into the City of West Richland Turn left onto South 38th Avenue Take 2nd onto Everett Street. Take left onto 35th Ave. Destination will be straight ahead.

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.