How about some down time?
How do YOU relax? Here are some suggestion!
Because Richland borders both the Columbia and Yakima River’s, there are endless opportunities to bird watch. The most popular locations in Richland are Bateman Island, Amon Basin, Chamna Park Preserve, and W.E. Johnson Park.
Check out one of the many Parks in Richland. Let the kids play while you either join along, or spread a blanket out and watch. There are nature parks, skate parks, small neighborhood pocket parks, athletic fields, playgrounds and a dog park.
Find a popular place to fish or mosey around the river and find your own.
Choose from one of many Nature Hikes in Richland. In Central Richland, along the Yakima River, there is the Chamna Preserve and W.E. Johnson Parks. Check out the small xeriscape garden and kiosk of information at McMurray Park in North Richland, or the Amon Basin or Wye Park in South Richland. You will see wildflowers, plants, river life, birds and descriptive kiosks.
Enjoy the River Front Trail from one of the many access points throughout Richland. A good place to start is at Columbia Point Marina Park and travel by the Marina and into Howard Amon Park. The path continues about 4 more miles, past a variety of homes along the dike, pocket parks, a beach, sand volleyball court and playground, and onto unique riverfront homes, a boat launch and finally a desert oasis of natural plants that is maintained by the Columbia Basin Native Plant Society.
Richland has some unique shops within walking distance of each other. If you want to experience a large variety on food than we suggest the downtown area and the Uptown Shopping Center. You can spend hours perusing the unique stores, including antique, book, gift, home décor, novelty, secondhand, spiritual, sports and much more.
Spas in Richland include walk-in day spas or a relaxing longer experience (appointments necessary).
There are over 200 wineries in the Columbia Valley and an endless number of establishments pouring them. To visit a tasting room in Richland or beyond, view the wine and art trail map.
Watch the beautiful sunset at a number of relaxing viewpoints. An easy place to access is the Lewis & Clark Overlook on Columbia Park Trail, one of the restaurants or parks near the Marina. If you have a little energy, try walking into the Amon Basin and relax on one of the benches, or climb to the top of Badger Mountain for an unobstructed view.