In 1805, Lewis and Clark camped at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers in an area that 200 years later is called Sacajawea State Park in honor of their Native American guide; little did they know the surrounding area wold soon be called Pasco.
The City of Pasco is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington State today. A thriving community of more than 50,000, it is one of the leading cities for growth and development, ranking 29th in the country. Aesthetic and recreational charisma surrounded by natural beauty make this desert community rich in agriculture, a popular recreation destination. its diverse culture, stable economy, public transportation, medical facilities, and award-winning educational services, provide a diverse palette for economic and community resources.
The recreational activities are limitless with golf courses, bicycle and jogging paths, baseball and soccer fields – Pasco is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Location, location, location – Interstate 182, US Highway 395 and State Route 12 link Pasco to transcontinental highways, not to mention the Port of Pasco for waterways and the rail service! Pasco is a place where people put down roots and raise families in a safe, forward-thinking, active environment. For business or a place to call home, Pasco has something for everyone!
Pasco, is a “sports-minded” community! Twenty soccer fields, eight softball fields; one professional minor league baseball stadium, home to the Tri-City Dust Devils; seven baseball fields; 50 meter pool; professional indoor rodeo arena; 3.1 mile cross-country dedicated course for walkers, joggers, and runners; professional golf course with nearly year-round play; 24 public tennis courts; 15 miles of pathway overlooking the majestic Columbia River for bikers and hikers; and one multipurpose outdoor stadium with state-of-the-art field turf, and a ten-lane, all-weather running track capable of hosting state level football and track events.
If it’s a positive lifestyle you flourish in, Pasco is for you! www.pasco-wa.gov
Source: Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Office Guide