Long stone pavement with bench in the green park

Living in the Tri-Cities offers many activities year-round. Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco each have a Parks and Recreation department within their city’s operation that offer the opportunity to be involved in their respective community. Participation in many of these activities are often free or low-cost.

Kennewick’s various Parks and Recreation activities can be viewed on-line at go2kennewick.com or on the Kennewick Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Activities like sign-ups for youth softball and tball leagues have instructions and links on the Facebook site. Also listed for March is a Kid’s Fishing Day to be held at the Columbia Park Fishing Pond. Kids aged 5-14 can catch fish in the park pond without a license and the poles and bait are provided. Events like this are sponsored by many local businesses to bring outdoor activities to Kennewick’s youth. Earlier in March, the department held an antiques and décor event at the Numerica Pavilion at Southridge in which dealers from the region displayed and sold their wares. The cost to attend was $5.00 for adults and kids were free. Of course, the public parks are free to use, and residents can find out more information about their locations, facilities, etc. on the websites mentioned above.

Like Kennewick, Richland has an active Parks and Recreation Department that offers its community members activities within the city. Activities and events can be found at richlandparksandrec.com and on the Facebook page. Opportunities for participation for residents of all ages are offered. On the calendar for March is a Family Bingo events and then on April 1st, an event with an Easter egg hunt, called Ready, Set, Hop, is set for 9:00 a.m. On the city’s page given above, residents will find information about aquatics, parks, events at the Community Center and library. Additionally, dates and times of events at the HAPO Community Stage at John Dam Plaza and various classes that are offered at the Community Center that is located at Howard Amon Park. Again, participation in many of the city’s events are free!

Pasco’s Parks and Recreation Department shares its information at www.pasco-wa.gov. They offer events, activities, and public parks for all residents to enjoy. On April 29th the department is offering a Family Fun Scavenger Hunt that takes the participants to explore Pasco’s parks, landmarks, and other city facilities. Families and register on-line at the link above. Also listed is an All Senior and CommUNITY picnic that will be planned for this summer. There will be a 4th of July Parade and many activities at Pasco’s Sacajawea Park.

Each of the three cities have active parks and recreation departments that work to provide healthy activities for Tri-Citian families. Check their websites and Facebook pages for dates and times and follow the links to sign up for community learning and fun!

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