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Columbia Park West one step closer to reality

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- There was a full house Thursday night as city leaders viewed the Columbia Park West aster plan-draft.

The plan was presented to both the Kennewick and Richland city councils. The proposal includes better river access, a food truck , a carousel and a lawn area for outside music. After the presentation, city leaders got to voice their opinion on the draft and ask questions. But after a very quick question and answer session, no new suggestions were offered.

City leaders agreed that it was a well thought out plan and couldn't have been done without input from the community.

"The citizens in this community have pushed us for a long time to do something with the park and this is that something," said Kennewick Mayor, Steve Young.

"I think the plan tonight is an excellent plan, a good deal of thought has gone into refining it to something I have high confidence will be adopted," said Richland Mayor, John Fox.

Before construction starts there are still many questions to be answered. Such as who will lead the project and where the money will come from.

The next step is to hold a public hearing with the Richland and Kennewick Park and Recreations Commissions.