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Project Highlights

  • Waterfront park and trail
  • Part of new community gateway
  • Non-motorized river access
  • Public gathering spaces
  • Environmental and historical interpretation
  • Overlook, trails, entry monuments, urban plaza, and tiered lawn areas
  • Low Impact Development (LID) elements
  • Disturbed shoreline to be restored with native plants and flood walls
  • Led multi-disciplinary team
  • Conceptual and final design
  • Coordination and permitting with state and federal agencies
  • Communications plan, concept drawings, and presentations to Parks Board and City Council
  • Completion expected in Fall 2016


Client: City of West Richland
Location: West Richland, WA
Services Provided:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Public Involvement

The City of West Richland received a Recreation and Conservation (RCO) Grant for the development of a waterfront park along the Yakima River. The project is located at the
Eastern gateway or entrance into the City. The project included the design of a trailhead, approximately 1 mile of trail, a non-motorized boat launch facility and public open space. This scope also included restoration and mitigation improvements as well
as a cultural resources inventory.

Our team was hired to design, permit and oversee construction of the project. We were also asked to provide public involvement support services which included:

  • Assistance in development of a Communications Plan
  • Development of illustrative drawings to communicate the proposed improvements
  • Presentation to public Parks Board and City Council of proposed improvements for approval
The project has become a vibrant space allowing for access to the Yakima River, educational opportunities and a much needed gathering space in downtown West Richland.