There is talk that the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center could be located near the west end of a redeveloped Columbia Park. They would like to add recreational features like an indoor carousel or a beach. Those in support of the plan foresee the facility to be a major attraction that would offer insights into the natural and cultural history of the area. The deputy city manager, Bill King, says that a consultant has been hired to design a plan for 146 acres of land at Columbia Park that would include the Reach Center. This development will be a combined effort between the Cities of Richland and Kennewick. King believes that the park in both cities is a great idea but there are still several loose ends that need to be tied up.
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