New Nature Park Unveiled In Richland - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

New Nature Park Unveiled In Richland

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Plenty of excited kids and community members came out to celebrate the opening of Goethals Park Nature playground in Richland.

Several students from Lewis and Clark elementary who volunteered to fix up the park were given the honor of cutting the ribbon today. Construction on the park began in August last year and several kids were impressed.

"I think the park is pretty cool because there's like a whole bunch of nature stuff and I really like nature," says student Mai Lin George. She wasn't the only student impressed by the park, "I love nature so much and this park is just filled with dreams and everybody can just be happy," explains student Shelby Forester.

The park includes a tree house, various hills and tunnels for the children to roll around in and walking trails throughout the area.

The park cost $111, 000 with $81,000 coming from a block grant and $30,000 from the "Make a Difference" fundraiser.