Improvements for Barth Park

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Improvements are coming to a Richland park after it nearly turned into a community garden. The community vetoed that plan.

And now the city will be adding new play equipment, as well as an asphalt pathway. There will also be upgrades to the fence at to the playground surface. Their goal is to make Barth more family friendly. Upgrades will cost $60,000 and will be in place by fall of next year.

Things aren't moving as quickly for Drollinger Park. The spot off the bypass is adding new irrigation and turf, but there isn't enough money to add a play set until 2016. The project will cost nearly $100,000. Drollinger would be the only park west of 240 near Duportail.