Zintel Canyon Greenway (7th – Anderson)

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

Initial development (1,900 linear ft.) of a hard surfaced eight-foot wide walking, jogging, leisure cycling and nature trail. The trail is located along a canyon (ravine) in the heart of the City. Irrigation water that runs down the canyon six months of the year has created a wetlands in this arid climate. The walkway will open the canyon up for all to enjoy this beautiful, natural area which is unique to the area. The ultimate plan is for expansion of the trail to 1.5 miles, with landscaped areas at each end which include picnic sites and trail head signage. This proposal includes construction of the trail, picnic sites, a playground, parking, and other park amenities. A large volunteer group signed a license agreement to adopt the canyon for development & maintenance. Over the last 5 years they have donated about 1,000 hours of labor annually. They have committed to help with the project by building a picnic shelter.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kennewick Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $98,648.52 Applicant Match: $98,648.52 Project Type: Development County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1151

Location Details

SR-395 (North) to W. 7th Ave. East on 7th. The trailhead is in the southwest corner of West 7th Avenue & South Vancouver Street. The trail extends south down the canyon to South Anderson Street & on to West 15th Avenue.

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.