Sweaters Take Over Trees in Howard Amon Park - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Sweaters Take Over Trees in Howard Amon Park

Posted: Updated:
Knitters decorated trees in Howard Amon Park. Knitters decorated trees in Howard Amon Park.
RICHLAND,WA-  Saturday the Sweater Weather Fashions went to the trees for the Urban Forest Art Installation at Howard Amon Park. 

Knitters from around the Tri-Cities wrapped nearly 50 trees with knitted and crocheted patterns made of yarn that was mostly donated by the community.

Organizers said it was a good way to reach a different crowd.

“We try to have very diverse programming, something for everyone.  I have to admit, this is a little different, but boy it has sure brought a wonderful group of people out and got them involved and we're thrilled,” said Laurel Strand, Recreation Manager for Richland Parks and Recreation.

This was the first year for the Sweater Weather project.  Richland Parks and Recreation officials said they wanted to encourage community pride.

The trees will stay decorated throughout the month of October.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:28:14 GMT

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>
  • Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:16:22 GMT

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>
  • Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:04:22 GMT

    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

    More >>

    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

    More >>