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Richland Community Center Closed for Annual Maintenance - 12/15/17

The Richland Community Center (RCC) located at 500 Amon Park Drive in Richland, will be closed for annual maintenance beginning Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22.

There will be no scheduled classes or activities during this time.

Questions can be directed to 942-7529.

Holiday A Cappella Benefit Concert on Saturday (Photo) - 12/07/17

Correction! The nationally acclaimed a cappella vocal band "The Coats" will perform on Saturday, December 9, from 7pm -- 10pm at Southridge High School Auditorium. 100% of each ticket sale will be donated to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter. This special holiday concert is organized by the Richland Fire Fighters Stair Climbteam who raise money each year for the LLS. the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Each $25 ticket opens the door to an unforgettable night with one of the Pacific Northwest's best vocal harmony quartet and helps fight a blood disease that is diagnosed every 3-minutes in the United States.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 each at Adventures Underground in the Richland Uptown or from Captain Damon Bryan at 509-528-5267. In the last two years, the Richland Firefighters Stairclimb Team have raised roughly $60,000 each year and are hoping for a similar result. Of course, they can't do it without the community!

You can view a creative rendition of The Coats performing The Grinch here.

Facebook Event Page:

Richland F& ES Facebook Page

The Coats Webpage

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Attached Media Files: The_Coats_Holiday_Show.jpg
Richland Seeks Parks and Recreation Commissioner - 12/05/17

The Richland City Council is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on its Parks and Recreation Commission. This volunteer position must resident of Richland.

Duties include serving as an advisor to the Richland City Council in order to promote parks, trails, open space and recreation for the City. Commissioners provide recommendations to the Council and, as appropriate, to other boards and commissions on matters related to the
provision of parks and recreation facilities and services that promote healthy
lifestyles and contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the second Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The term of appointment is until March 31, 2018. Details are available on the city's website at or by calling the city at 942-7388. The application deadline is December 14, 2017.

Richland Kicks off the Holiday Season with Winter Wonderland and the HAPO Festival of Lights - 11/27/17

Richland - Join us this weekend for the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland in John Dam Plaza. Beginning Friday, December 1st from 5:00- 7:00 pm, you can enjoy holiday music performed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties Drumline and the Richland High School Choir. Free hot chocolate and kettle corn will be provided while supplies last. You can also take a ride on the Dreamland Express Train with Santa himself.

The official countdown to the tree lighting in the park will take place at approximately 6:15 pm. Then witness the kick-off to the month-long HAPO Festival of Lights. The HAPO Community Stage will light up and dance to holiday favorites that will be playing all throughout the Plaza. The dancing lights will be on display each night throughout December.

Immediately following the lighting, the festivities will continue in Howard Amon Park from 7:00-9:00 pm. Watch the popular Lighted Boat Parade along the river and enjoy more hot cocoa, warming fires, and Santa. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets!

The event resumes on Saturday, December 2nd from 6:00 -- 9:00 pm at Howard Amon Park and the Richland Community Center. There will be arts and craft activities for the kids, caroling, an outdoor movie (ELF - weather permitting), more hot cocoa, warming fires, and Santa.

Also, back by popular demand, the model train display brought to you by the Tri-City Model Railroaders, will be available for viewing at the Richland Community Center, Friday, December 1st from 8:00 am -- 9:00 pm and Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 am -- 9:00 pm.

All activities are free thanks to the generous support of HAPO Community Credit Union and BMW of Tri-Cities.

For more information, visit

Attached Media Files: Winter Wonderland 2017
Richland City Council Unanimously Approves Proclamation of Welcome - 11/27/17

Richland - On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Richland City Council passed a proclamation reaffirming Richland as a welcoming city for all people. While the City of Richland organization has long been committed to upholding the Human Rights Ordinance first adopted in 1970, some concerned citizens urged the Council to consider reinforcing the commitment.

At a workshop held on November 2, 2017, Council considered three draft proclamations on the subject, which resulted in the final version passed last week.

"Richland has long supported equality and the civil rights of our citizens.In fact, our City Vision Statement states we will be a progressive, safe, and family-friendly community that welcomes diversity," says Richland Mayor, Robert Thompson. "This recent proclamation reiterates our pledge to our residents, as well as all visitors to our community, that we will not tolerate unlawful discrimination within the City."

To view a copy of the Proclamation of Welcome, visit