The annual Salmon Summit is a wonderful educational experience to take your family to see. I remember volunteering two years ago and highly recommend you attend. Through-out the year, elementary schools in the Tri-Cities raise salmon from fingerlings until they've grown to fish, when they release them into the Columbia River for the Salmon Summit. After release of the salmon at the boat launch, students play educational games and learn more about the salmon they diligently cared for. You're welcome to attend even if you're not a participant. General access to the park will be available by using the road going around the Fishing Pond, continuing on to the south side of the 20 acres. There will be someone posted at the closure point at the boat launch to direct traffic to the road going around the Fishing Pond. If you are not planning to attend, the Playground of Dreams will remain open throughout the Salmon Summit.