Tri-Cities Recreation

Visitors to the Tri-Cities will find outdoor adventures for all ages. 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, wind surfing and much more. Or enjoy the 23-miles of continuous riverfront trails along the Columbia River known as the Sacajawea Heritage Trail. Golfing, fishing, and sightseeing are all popular activities to try during your stay.

Recreational facilities abound with seven waterfront 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 (Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

The Tri-Cities has three skate parks around town; two 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, pyramids , and ledges, to name a few.

And if you are a sports enthusiast, take your pick of hockey, baseball, or football. The Tri-Cities has three professional teams to satisfy your sporting needs throughout the year. Or stop in on the last full weekend of July to catch the Tri-Cities’ largest community event – Water Follies. Enjoy hydroplane racing and aerial performances all weekend along the shores of the Columbia River.

Source: Tri-Cities visitor & Convention Bureau Official Guide

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