The Playground of Dreams is at the east end of Columbia Park and was built in 1999. Around half of the cost of the original playground was donated by Bechtel Hanford, KNDU-TV, and Radio Tri-Cities. Around 6,000 volunteers helped in the construction of the playground
On November 29, 2003, arsonists burnt down the playground. Again the community raised the needed money to rebuild and volunteers from around the area offered a cumulative total of over 8,000 work hours. The playground was reopened on May 8, 2004. No one was arrested for the crime.
The Playground of Dreams has a wooden castle-like structure with artwork that looks like a spaceship, farm, house, and pirate ship along with some local themes including the Blue Bridge and the Cable Bridge. There is also a swing set, monkey bars, a climbing wall, and an obstacle course.
A family fishing pond and an aquatic playground are adjacent to the playground.
- Playground of Dreams – Facebook
Other Kennewick Attractions
- Bateman Island
- Clover Island – Port of Kennewick
- Clover Island Lighthouse
- Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site
- Gesa Carousel of Dreams:
A Celebration in Art, Preservation, and Community
- Kennewick Fire & Ambulance Department
- Kennewick Police Department
- Kennewick School District
- Regional Veterans Memorial