CAUTION: Columbia River CLOSED Through Richland This Weekend
The Northwest Power Boat Association is bringing a free, fun, family event to Howard Amon Park this weekend. This yearly boat race requires the full use of the north boat launch at Howard Amon Park and river closures to through traffic during the day.
Beginning Thursday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. through Sunday evening, June 27th, the north boat launch (off of Newton Street) will close. The launch will be fully open and available on Monday, June 28th.
Lee Boulevard will close at Amon Park Drive east to the river, and from the Fingernail Stage to the Parking Lot, north to Newton Street beginning Friday, June 25th at 7:00 a.m., through Sunday, June 27th, at approximately 9:00 p.m.
The section of Columbia River that borders Howard Amon Park will also close to boat traffic each day from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m., depending on the weather or race delays. There will not be an opportunity to move past the course on the river during the event.
This information is also published on the United States Coast Guard “Local Notice to Mariners”. You can view it by clicking here.
For more information on the event, including volunteering your time to assist with merchandise sales, security, and beer garden servers, go here.
For all volunteers helping with this year’s Richland Regatta, they are having a special meeting this week, on Wednesday June 23rd, at 6:30pm, at the Newton Street boat launch, where the pit office will be set up.