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Recreation in the Tri-Cities
There are numerous outdoor adventures for all ages that Tri-Cities residents can partake in. The confluence of the Snake, Yakima, and Columbia rivers has produced an aquatic playground second to none. The area’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region who enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, swimming, windsurfing, and much more. Or enjoy the 23-mile continuous riverfront trail along the Columbia River known as the Sacagawea Heritage Trail. Golfing, fishing, and sightseeing are all popular activities.
Parks and Trails
Recreational facilities abound with seven riverfront parks and 67 miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails. In fact, the Tri-Cities area offers 15.5 miles of paved bike trails per 100,000 people – nearly three times the amount of other metropolitan areas in the state.
The Tri-Cities has four skate parks; three in Kennewick and one in Richland. There is also a skate park in nearby Benton City. Each has their own unique features including bowls, snake runs, rails, pyramids, and ledges to name a few.
- Tri-Cities Area Bicycling Trails PDF Map
- Sacajawea Heritage Trail PDF Map
- Badger Mountain Trails Website
- City of Richland Parks Website
- City of Richland Trails PDF Map
- City of Kennewick Parks Interactive Maps
- City of Pasco Parks Website PDF Map
- City of Pasco Bicycling Trails PDF Map
- City of West Richland Community Parks Website
- City of West Richland Neighborhood Parks Website
Sports and Sporting Events
If you are a sports enthusiast, take your pick of hockey, baseball, or football. The Tri-Cities has three professional teams to satisfy your quest for live competition through the year. Or attend the largest community event, Water Follies, on the last full weekend of July. Enjoy hydroplane racing and over-the-river air show performances all weekend along the shores of the Columbia River.
- Tri-City Americans- Western Hockey League team. Website
- Tri-Cities Fever- The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional arena football team in the Indoor Football League. Website
- Tri-Cities Dust Devils- Minor league baseball team. Website
- Tri-City Water Follies- Hydroplane Races. Website
If the Tri-Cities exceptional climate, golf is one of our most popular sports. Groomed fairways, manicured greens, park-like settings, and championship putting courses...there is a challenge for every level of play. Reasonable green fees, plentiful tee-times, and wonderful weather will keep you playing year round.
Canyon Kakes Golf Course- Rated 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest and is tied for the Top Rated golf course in Washington State! Five sets of tees, club house, full practice facility and putting course. Tee times and Membership available. Website
Columbia Point Golf Course- A James J. Engh design. 18 holes, par-72, 6,100 yards. Columbia Point chose a fresh approach that offers vertical elevation to a relatively flat surface, while creating moderately challenging greens. Pro-shop, car rental, driving range and deli, open to the public. Website
Horn Rapids Golf and Country Club- Located amidst the sand and sagebrush north of Richland. It is a par-72, 7,000 yard target course that pairs the native terrain of eastern Washington with lush greens, fairways and plenty of challenges. Website
Sunwillows Golf Course- A well established and well maintained course. Easy access from I-182. Public 18 holes, par-72, 6,900 yards. Open seven days a week. Club rentals, pro-shop and restaurant. Website
West Richland Golf Course- Off Van Giesen on Fallon Drive. A golfing experience year-round like no other in the Tri-Cities, West Richland Golf Course offers 18-holes, links-style layout, par 70, driving range, pro shop, restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge, and banquet facilities. Website
Pasco Golfland- One of the top teaching, learning and recreational golf facilities in the pacific northwest. The 28-acre site includes a driving range (lighting for evening play), chipping green, putting green and 18 hole par 3 course. 2901 N. Road 40 - Pasco, WA 99301- (509) 544-9291
Meadow Springs Country Club- Eastern Washington's finest full-service private country club featuring an 18-hole championship golf course that is both fun and challenging for players of all skill levels, formerly a NIKE-Tour and Buy.com tournament site. Clubhouse offers both fine and casual dining as well as banquets up to 250. Facilities include swimming pool and tennis courts. Website
Tri-City Country Club- A family-oriented facility. Featuring an outstanding 18 hole golf course, excellent dining and lounge facilities, swimming pool and workout facilities for enjoyment. Regular membership includes golf for you and your family. Social, single, non-resident and business memberships available. Reciprocal privileges. Golf course open to the public. Website
Columbia Park Golf Course- Public, 18 holes, $10.00 - $10.00 This scenic executive course is located alongside the Columbia River. The course was built on rolling terrain, but it's easy to walk. The fairways are narrow, and the greens are small. (509) 586-2800
Buckskin Golf Ranch- Public. This nine-hole executive course prides itself on providing a relaxing, enjoyable golf experience. The rural setting is outstanding. The fairways are gently rolling and the greens are relatively small in size. (509) 942-0888
Golf Unvierse- Driving range. (509) 735-2900
Tri-Cities: The Heart of Wine Country
Welcome to the heart of one of the world’s most exiting wine regions.
Washington is the country’s second-largest wine-producing region, after California, and the Tri-Cities is in the heart of it all. To the west stretches the Yakima Valley. To the east is the Walla Walla Valley. To the south is the Horse Heaven Hills. To the north, thousands of acres of vineyards stretch through the Columbia Basin and Plateau.
The Tri-Cities is Washington wine country’s epicenter, complete with hotels, restaurants, and cultural amenities.
Wineries are in great abundance and festivals during the year include Barrel Tasting, Catch the Crush, and Tri-Cities Wine Festival. The combination of soil, climate and geography is what makes all wines distinct from one another. Ideal soils, extensive sunlight and warm days with cool nights, mean we produce some of the best wines in the world. The Tri-Cities is home to some of the region’s 160+ wineries with more than 50 of those wineries being within a 30-minute drive of the Tri-Cities area.
The Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley and Wahluke Slope American Viticultural Areas (AVA) are located in the heart of Benton and Franklin Counties. View Local Wineries
Tri-Cities WA Home and Garden Show 2011