Water Safety

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Life Vests Available

Free life vests are available for loan/day use by visiting one of the kiosks at Richland Boat Ramps. 

  • North Richland Boat Launch (near Leslie Groves Park)   wooden box for life jackets
  • Howard Amon Park Boat Launch (near Newton Street)
  • Columbia Point Marina Park (off of Col. Point Drive)
  • Columbia Park West - Marina (off Columbia Park Trail)

For locations, see google maps of  Tri-Cities Boat Launches. 


Kids Free and FUN Water Safety Program

Summer time brings warm weather and opportunities for cooling off in pools or other bodies of water. It's important to teach kids about what it means to be "Water Smart"!

Richland Parks & Recreation has partnered with the American Red Cross to share important water safety lessons for families.

Be Cool Follow the Rules Water Safety

Parents:  Follow Longfellow's Whale Tales Safety Tips by Clicking and Expanding the Topics Below!

  • Watch the videos with your kids
  • Print the lesson plans and activities provided at the links located  under each video for more fun learning opportunities

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