The Columbia Park boat launches will benefit from a $135,000 state grant awarded this week and the City of Kennewick will kick in about $45K to help.

It's part of a series of grants statewide from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

The Benton County Grants include:

"Kennewick Grant Award: $135,000 Renovating Columbia Park Boat Launch Boarding Floats The Kennewick Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to renovate three boat launch boarding floats at Columbia Park boat launch. The City will replace the decking and floats to improve access to the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Kennewick will contribute $45,000. Visit RCO’s online Project Snapshot for more information and photographs of this project. This grant is from the Boating Facilities Program. (20-2323)"

Adams County will also receive a grant to help with this project:

"Othello Grant Award: $1,350,000 Developing a Playground and Basketball Zone in Lions Park The City of Othello will use three grants to improve Lions Park. The City will replace unsafe, 1950s equipment and playground surfacing with the new Pride Rock Playground. The new playground will have equipment and surfacing that are accessible to people with disabilities as well as landscaping and furnishings that offer shade and comfort during the hot Othello summers. The City also will develop a basketball zone. Two aging and deficient basketball courts originally installed in 1974 will be replaced by four, state-of-the-art courts, including a championship court"

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The total amount of the grants is just over $164 Million dollars. We see where Franklin County was listed, but nothing was indicated in grants when you click on the link.


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