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Possible Mountain Bike Dirt Jump Park Being Considered in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash.-   NBC Right Now followed up with the Richland Parks and Recreation Commission Thursday night and learned they have a lot in the works.

A possible dirt jump or freeride park for mountain bikers was introduced to the commission Thursday.

It is a popular activity that a few local riders are pushing to be built in Richland.

The local group, not affiliated with any organization has been working on the details to help get the commission going on the project.

So far, WE Johnson Park seems to be the commissions top pick.

But first, Richland's Parks and Recreation Manager Phil Pinard said design standards would have to be set.

"Some standards by which we can fairly, consistently say that this meets some standard of design. So, we have to look at other cities and other tracks similar to this to see if there's some consistantancy in how they've been built," said Pinard.

Pinard said the dirt jump park idea is still in the preliminary stages, but they are considering it.

The commission also discussed tweaking the Paws-Ability Place Rules for the city's dog parks, but decided to leave the rules as is.

They agree that dog owners and park goers should be responsible and liable for the actions of their kids and dogs while in the parks.

Parks and Recreation Commissioners said it's too costly and difficult to have someone at all times enforcing dog park rules.