Columbia Park, Kennewick

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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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  • This is a very large park. There is very nice children’s playground. There are actually 2. There is a children’s fishing pond, a disk (frisbee) golf course and a nine hole golf course and a driving ra...  more »
  • This is the biggest park in the area, with tons of waterfront to explore. There is a large fenced in playground and a splash pad, along with a train and a fishing pond at certain times of the year. Th...  more »
  • J&S express is a train run in Columbia Park on week-ends May thru Sept. All proceeds go to scholarships and chidren's programs in the Tri Cities. It is a fun ride and serves thousands of children and ...  more »
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