Are you looking for 117.0 acres of lush green forest (or more colorful if you happen to be there during fall) outside of Seattle for an easy day trip, then Irene Rinehart Riverfront park along the ever so beautiful Yakima river is just the spot to explore. Offering a bit of a solace from regular urban life, Irene Rinehart Riverfront park in Ellensburg is an easy day hike with family and kid friendly amenities.
Ellensburg is not a very populated city and if you drive through it, you might get that quintessential country side feeling. Irene Rinehart Riverfront park complements that quaintness of Ellensburg and supplements it with its own charm (imagine the canoe scene from the movie: The Notebook).
The park offers plenty of day activities with family and friends and if you are looking for some “YOU” time then there can’t be a better place than Irene Rinehart Riverfront park. Check out the gallery below.
Being part of Ellensburg development project Irene Rinehart Riverfront park offers (reference: www.wildlifecreation.org):
- Two Volleyball courts
- 1320 sq.ft picnic shelter
- Children’s playground
- Barbeque grills
- Bathroom Facility
- Maintained Parking lot
- Amazing creek and a wooden bridge to cross over adds to the beauty of this park.
- Plenty of solitary area to be away from the crowd
- Amazing forests to walk through for a light jog or hike and yet close to city
- Nice spots for fishing in the Yakima River
And once you are in Ellensburg and have some time to spare, you can catch a movie in its Theater. It is not the greatest but is an experience in itself. Also, if you have time and desire, you can do a beautiful desert hike in the neighborhood, along the Yakima River: Umtanum Ridge Creek Hike.
Hope you have a nice time enjoying this park as did we. And for further Travel Exploration and tips, visit our Travel Diary