Howard Amon Park Riverfront Trail Improvements

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

The Richland Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to replace about 435 feet of the 5.2-mile Riverfront Trial through Howard Amon Park. The City will demolish the 8-foot-wide trail and lay concrete for a new trail that is nearly twice as wide. The City also will install trail lights and replace memorial benches along the trail. The 49-acre Howard Amon Park is in the heart of downtown Richland, along the Columbia River. This park is the city’s most used park and the Riverfront Trail is the city’s most popular trail. The heavy use of this trail along with its narrow width creates many conflicts between its users. Richland will contribute $100,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Richland Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 100000 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-2040

Location Details

From Interstate 182 take exit 5B onto George Washington Way. Continue north on George Washington Way to Bradley Blvd. (3rd traffic signal). Turn right on Bradley Blvd. then take a left onto Amon Park Drive which takes you directly into the parking lot of the Richland Community Center. The actual trail site is directly behind the Community Center beginning at the Hampton Inn and running 435' north.

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.