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Columbia Park, Kennewick

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Columbia Park is a 400acre recreational area with of shoreline of the Columbia River located in the city of Kennewick in the U.S. state Washington. The park is a popular destination for residents of the surrounding area because of the many facilities and events at the park.Recreational featuresColumbia Park has numerous recreational features, some of which include a privately run golf course, disc golf course and a family fishing pond.There are several trails for hiking and bicycling in Columbia Park. Running the entire length of the park is the Sacagawea Heritage Trail, a bike trail that loops around the Tri-Cities providing bicyclists access to Richland and Pasco. The trail is popular, especially during times of warm weather.There is a Veterans Memorial in the east end of the park. This memorial has the tallest freestanding granite structure in the United States, standing at 40 feet in height.Geocaching in the park is a popular activity. In 2015 there were 19 geocaches in Columbia Park.Playground of DreamsIn the east end of the park is the Playground of Dreams, which was built in 1999. Around half of the cost of the original playground was donated by Bechtel Hanford, KNDU-TV and Radio Tri-Cities. Around 6,000 volunteers helped in the construction of the playgroundOn November 29, 2003, arsonists burnt down the playground. Again the community raised the needed money to rebuild and volunteers from around the area offered a cumulative total of over 8,000 work hours. The playground was reopened on May 8, 2004. No one was arrested for the crime.
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  • I have a 3 year old who LOVED this park! Only 1 entrance to the dry play park which as a mom is great cuz I can relax knowing he won't escape easy ;) a little old of a park, and lots of spider webs bu...  read more »
  • Very fun, close to Columbia. We like to ride bikes, explore the beach, play in the splash pad and have a treat in the park. 
  • Park is like most parks.. has homeless, dirty areas. It needs to be updated. Lots of wild trees. I would love to see flowers added and less auto dealerships having silly events. You can go feed the du...  read more »
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