19-088 Corps seeks public input on proposed Columbia Park property Conveyance; Meeting set in Kennewick July 30, 2019

Published July 26, 2019

The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) seeks public comments regarding the scope of the Columbia Park Land Disposal Environmental Assessment (EA).

The Corps is considering a request from the City of Kennewick, Washington, to dispose of approximately 72 acres of land in Columbia Park. The requested land disposal includes soccer fields, the Playground of Dreams, and Columbia Park Pond. The land disposal in Columbia Park is being considered under the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, Section 501(i). 

A public scoping open house will be held at the at the Kennewick City Council Chambers, 210 W 6th Ave, Kennewick, Washington, from 5-7 p.m. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting.


Public input/comments may be submitted July 8 through August 8, 2019. Comments must be emailed or postmarked no later than August 8 to be considered in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the effects of the Corps potentially disposing of this property. Electronic comments may be filed online at:

http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/EnvironmentalComplianceComment or emailed to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, noting "Columbia Park Land Disposal EA" in the subject line. You may also mail comments to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Walla Walla District
ATTN: CENWW-PPL-C (Columbia Park Land Disposal EA)
201 North 3rd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876

For more information or questions about the Section 408 permission action, please contact the Corps’ environmental coordinator at 509-527-7256.  



Release no. 19-088