Columbia Park (Kennewick, Washington)

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Coordinates: 46°13′13.25″N 119°8′40.03″W / 46.2203472°N 119.1444528°W / 46.2203472; -119.1444528

Columbia River from the shore of the Columbia Park, the Blue Bridge in the background.

The Columbia Park is a 400-acre (160 ha) recreational area with 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of shoreline of the Columbia River located in the city of Kennewick in the U.S. state Washington.[1] The Columbia Park was the site of the discovery, in July 1996, of the Kennewick Man, remains of a human male that have been determined to be about 9,400 years old.[2]

Recreational features[edit]

The park consists of a playground, a family fishing pond, aquatic playground, a train ride, boat launches, a bandshell stage, picnic shelters, a Kiwanis building, a ropes course, Frisbee Golf course, an 18-hole privately run golf course, the Audubon Natural area, and barbecue facilities.[1] On November 29, 2003, arsonists burned the family playground known as Playground of Dreams built in 1999. The city's insurance plus charitable contributions financed the reconstruction of the playground. No one was arrested for the crime.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Kennewick page. Columbia Park Retrieved January 06, 2009.
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Columbia Park Retrieved January 06, 2009.
  3. ^ HistoryLink.org Essay Tri-Citians build Playground of Dreams in Kennewick on September 19, 1999 Retrieved January 06, 2009.