Richland's Goethals Park Reopens

Richland's Goethals Park Reopens
RICHLAND -- A park once on the chopping block has officially re-opened.

The new Goethals Park has a natural playground.

On Wednesday, the city held a ribbon-cutting and kids didn't waste any time trying out the new playground.

Some of the kids at the ceremony were the ones who actually came up with the idea for this park, with tunnels, a hill, logs, trails.

"It feels amazing to see Ms. Wood's class of 2007 actually had this idea and to see it grow," said Sarah Jones.

"It's pretty cool because it was an empty park now it flourishes itself out to an amazing park," said Molly Harting.

It took a few years to make this all happen and about $180,000. Most game from grant money. "Make a Difference Day" fronted about $30,000 and the city kicked in the rest.