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Closure Notice: Claybell Park Pickleball Court Resurfacing (Photo) - 07/12/24

The Claybell Park Pickleball Courts located at 425 Broadmoor Street in Richland will temporarily close for resurfacing work beginning Monday, July 15. The closure is necessary to enhance the quality and safety of the courts for all users. During this period, the courts will be inaccessible to the public.

The resurfacing project is expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting. We understand the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate the community's patience and cooperation as we strive to improve this popular recreational amenity.

Updates on the progress of the resurfacing project will be shared soon. We encourage residents and pickleball enthusiasts to stay informed about the reopening schedule.

For more information visit

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Road Closures Planned for See3Slam Basketball Tournament (Photo) - 07/10/24

The Seventh Annual See3Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is taking place this weekend in Richland, Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2024. The event will close a section of George Washington Way, beginning Friday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m., through Sunday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m.  

The road closures on George Washington Way are between Newton and Knight Streets with business only access from Swift Blvd. to Newton Street. Please use caution if traveling near the area. Road detours and signage will be in place. Event participants are encouraged to park at the Federal Building Parking lot or at the corner of Lee Blvd. and Jadwin Avenue.

See3Slam is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all ages that is organized by the Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary to support local charities and to provide the gift of sight to others. There will be food vendors, entertainment, exhibition games, and incredible center court contests for the entire family. 

For more information, visit  

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Event to Support Those in Need at Union Gospel Mission (Photo) - 07/09/24

Community partners are holding a Community Support and Dinner dedicated to connecting with those in need on Wednesday, July 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Gospel Mission, 221 S. 4th Avenue in Pasco.

This event will allow attendees to meet with local agencies and learn about the services available within our community. Free services include transportation to St Vincent de Paul Food Bank, showers, haircuts, hygiene kits, and cooling kits. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.

Please share this information and encourage those in need to join us in support, connection, and care. We aim to provide immediate assistance and foster connections that can lead to longer-term support and stability.

For more information, contact Toni Lehman at 509-942-7580, or by email at

Richland Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely on Independence Day (Photo) - 07/02/24

As Independence Day approaches, the City of Richland is excited to join communities across the nation in celebration of our freedom. While commemorating the 4th of July, we continue to encourage residents to prioritize safety and responsibility. It’s essential to ensure that our celebrations remain enjoyable and secure for everyone. We urge all residents to adhere to local regulations regarding fireworks usage, and to keep an eye out for their neighbors’ well-being. Citizens can find more information about legal fireworks in Richland by visiting

Richland crews are preparing for the holiday by performing fire prevention efforts and sharing important safety tips. 

Fire prevention efforts:

Richland Parks & Facilities crews have reviewed mowing practices in the parks and created firebreaks in the highest risk areas. In addition, sprinklers are scheduled, and staff will pre-water high volume park areas. 

As in previous years, Glenwood Overlook Park in south Richland will again be closed beginning Wednesday July 3, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Friday, July 5th.

Patrol and enforcement:

Richland Police will be patrolling parks and neighborhoods. Violations may result in a $250 fine and confiscation of illegal fireworks.

Fireworks safety tips:

  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby.
  • Be aware of dry/windy conditions.
  • Never allow children to play or ignite fireworks and keep children at a safe distance.
  • Only light one firework at a time and then move back quickly.
  • Only light fireworks outdoors and on a smooth flat service away from the house, dry leaves, and flammable materials.
  • Always buy fireworks from a reliable source – if you buy them in Richland, they are legal in Richland.
  • Let spent fireworks soak in a bucket of water overnight before disposing of them in plastic waste bins to prevent smoldering fires that can extend to adjacent structures.

Fireworks etiquette:

  • Be aware of your neighbors, their pets, and their families.
  • Safely dispose of used fireworks.
  • Do not light fireworks outside of designated hours.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

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Friday Night Cruise Route
Friday Night Cruise Route
Temporary Road Closure in Richland for Cool Desert Nights (Photo) - 06/20/24

Please use extra caution while driving through central Richland this weekend due to the 30th Annual Cool Desert Nights Classic Car Cruise and Show n Shine festivities. 

On Friday, June 21, 2024, George Washington Way will be closed from Jadwin Avenue to Symons Street for approximately one hour. This closure spans two miles, offering spectators a scenic view of the cars from Downtown Richland to the Uptown Shopping Center. The cruise route will also temporarily close one block of Swift Boulevard, running from George Washington Way to Jadwin Avenue, and from Jadwin Avenue to Knight Street, completing a loop. Richland Police Officers and members of the local Jeep Club will be on hand to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

The cruise kicks off Friday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. with staging starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Federal Building Parking Lot. It's not too late to register your car for the cruise; visit for more information.

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, George Washington Way will close from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. between Williams Boulevard and Symons Street to allow for safe pedestrian crossing between the Uptown Shopping Center and Jefferson Park. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, show n shine, music, merchants, and a Kids’ Zone. The Jadwin side of the Uptown Shopping Center will remain accessible during both events.  Detour routes will be posted.

For more information visit or follow their Facebook page

Cool Desert Nights Cruises into Richland this Weekend (Photo) - 06/18/24

The 30th Annual Cool Desert Nights, a community event celebrating classic cars, music, and family fun, takes place on Friday, June 21st, and Saturday, June 22nd in Richland. 

Start the festivities with an early dinner in a nearby restaurant or check out the food vendors in John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way when they open at 5:30 p.m. Then, find a spot along George Washington Way, between Knight Street and Symons to watch the exciting classic car cruise from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

The Party in the Park starts rocking in John Dam Plaza at 7:00 p.m. when the electrifying energy of Fastlane, a powerhouse of local talent, takes the stage to deliver an unforgettable 2-hour performance of the iconic Eagles' music. Festival goers will enjoy food vendors and a beer garden. 

On Saturday, June 22, beginning at 7:00 a.m., the Richland Kiwanis will be serving fluffy pancakes in Jefferson Park until 11:00 a.m., while the nearby Show N Shine, where colorful vintage, classic, and sports cars and their owners gather begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Uptown Shopping Center, 1317 George Washington Way. There will also be a Kids' Zone, food vendors, music, and merchants. The highly anticipated awards ceremony is at 3:00 p.m. The event ends at 4:00 p.m. 

Whether you are a seasoned collector, a hobbyist, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of cars, there's something for everyone at this event.

For more information, see the Richland Chamber of Commerce website,, or its Facebook Page. You can also find details of the cruise route and Friday’s Party in the Park on  

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