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Special Events & Seasonal Programs
|Spring Eggstravaganza - Saturday, April 8th beginning at 12:00 pm. Join us at the Pasco Sporting Complex to celebrate spring. There will be games, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, and lots of fun, all at no charge to you. |
Special thank you to our Spring Eggstravaganz sporsors:
|City of Pasco's Arbor Day Celebration - Let's make the world green! Everyone is invited to join your friends at the City of Pasco's Arbor Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 12th at 10 am or 2 pm. We will be at Kurtzman Park (331 S. Wehe) planting trees. The Mayor will be speaking at the 10 am planting.||April|
|Family Fun Scavenger Hunt - Join us for the Family Fun Scavenger Hunt. Take your child on an outdoor scavenger hunt and explore some of our great parks, landmarks and other city facilities. This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning at 9 am. Cost is $15 for City of Pasco residents and $18 for non-residents. Register by April 16 at www.pascoparksandrec.com to avoid a $5 late fee.||April|
|Pasco History Tour Challenge 2023 - This is the inaugural year of the Pasco History Tour. Each Year Pasco Recreation Services Plans to work with the Franklin County Historical Society to bring you a unique tour of the City of Pasco and the surrounding area. As you reach specific milestones along the History Tour route, you will receive emails containing interesting facts and stories about that specific milestone location. Upon completion of the History Tour you will receive a unique one of kind finisher's medal. Participants will have a 7 month window, April - November each year, within which they will need to start and finish their tour. |
The 2023 Pasco History Tour Challenge theme is "Parks". During the 2023 Pasco History Tour Challenge you will start and end at Sacajawea State Park. As you log miles, by walking, running, biking, swimming and rowing, you will virtually travel in, through, and around Pasco; virtually visiting a majority of Pasco's Parks. The list of parks you will pass by or run through this year are: *Sacajawea, Cable Bridge, *Riverview, Wade, *Chiawana, Richland Bend Habitat Management, Vintage, Island, *Pasco Sporting Complex/GESA Stadium, Capital, Desert Dunes, Big Cross, Sun Willows Golf Course, Centennial, Lucas, Memorial, Sylvester, *Volunteer, Peanuts, Mercier, *Kurtzman, Highland, and Tierra Vida.
Once you have completed the full 2023 Pasco History Tour Challenge you will receive a unique finisher's medal that incorporates many of the unique features of the parks you visited along the way.
Registration Begins January 1, 2023. Click the link above to get more information, or to register.
|April - November|
|Memorial Day Observation - Monday, May 29, 2023. 11 am at the City View Cemetery, 1300 N. Oregon Ave. Key Note Speaker Tom Mattis from Richland enlisted in the US Marine Corps in July 1967. He currently serves as the Mentor Coordinator supporting the Benton County Veterans Court.|
|Memorial Weekend Swim & Contest - May 27 - 29, 2023 from 1 - 5:45 pm each day, $3 per person for all ages. Memorial Aquatic Park. |
Adults 18+ register to win 1 Family of 4 Season Pass 2023 at the event.
Contest sponsored by Darigold
|Tri-Cities 2023 Geocoin Challenge Mega Event - Free, Family-Friendly event for new and experienced geocachers. Spend a day geocaching around the Tri-Cities. Those who complete the challenge will receive a free Tri-Cities Geocoin. Kids/Teens (17 and under) who complete the kid's passport will receive a trackable version of the event coin. |
Saturday, June 24th, 8 am - 7 pm at John Dam Plaza in Richland, WA
Register at: City of Richland's Parks and Recreation.
|Music and Movies in the Park - Grab the blankets, lawn chairs and your snacks and bring the entire family to Volunteer Park (1125 N. 4th Ave - Pasco) for Music & Movies In The Park. This FREE event is back by popular demand. Music & Movie schedule is as follows:|
June 9 - Music: Fat Fox
Movie: Finding Nemo (rated G)
June 23 - Music: Marimba Band
Movie: Minions Rise of Gru (rated PG)
July 14 - Music: Badger Mountain Dry Band
Movie: Madagascar (rated PG)
July 28 - Music: Steel Drum Band
Movie: Puss In Boots - The Last Wish (rated PG)
August 11 - Music: Grupo Inesperado/Banda La Cachetona de Mazatlan,
Movie: Vivo (rated PG)
FREE FACE PAINTING THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
|Pasco's Grand Old 4th of July Celebration - July 1st & 4th, 2023. Festivities kick off on Saturday, July 1st with a Family Bike Ride at Riverview Park beginning at 8 am. A packed schedule of events takes place on Tuesday, July 4th:|
For more information including a link to register for the parade go to www.pascog04.com.
|Teen Pool Party - Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Memorial Aquatics Park. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Ages 13-18 and in school. $5 per person (School ID required).||July / August|
|Moon Security’s Free Family Swim Night - August 5, 2023. 6:15 - 8:15 pm at Memorial Aquatic Park. |
|Pool Doggie Paddle - August 30, 2023 at Memorial Aquatic Park. Small Dog: 5-6 pm; Large Dogs: 6 - 7 pm. $5 per dog if registered by 8/29, $10 per dog at the door.|
* Proof of immunizations required for admission.
* Dogs must be on leash when not in the pool.
* Doggie sanitary bags provided by dogpoopbags.com.
* Walk-in registrations open 15 minutes prior to event for $10.
Registration Deadline is 8/29/23. Go to www.pascoparksandrec.com to register.
|Pasco Winterfest - December 5-10, 2022. Vendors; Music, Kids' Games & Crafts; Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt; Santa; Heritage Tree Lighting.|
The Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt takes place December 5th – 9th. Follow clues posted daily at 8 am on our Facebook page (@pascoparks). Find the candy canes hidden throughout Pasco and scan the QR code to earn daily entries into a random prize drawing. This is not a race to be first. This year's prizes are even better than last year's thanks to our sponsor STCU and new this year, a Grand Prize (a Nintendo Switch) will be awarded at the Pasco Winterfest Tree Lighting- must be present to win. The drawing for winners from the 5th-9th entries will be done at noon on Monday, December 12th on our Facebook Live. The Official Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt Rules can be found by clicking the link.Free movies at Fairchild Cinema in Pasco!
December 7th - The Star (rated PG) - 6 pm (until 7 pm). Doors open at 6 pm, movie starts at 6:30 pm.
December 10th - The Polar Express (rated G) - 9 am (until 10 am). Doors open at
9 am, movie starts at 9:30 am.
Movies start every 10 minutes for an hour. Each attendee will get 1 free small soda & popcorn. Tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis at the door. Fairchild Cinemas is located at 5020 Convention Dr. in Pasco.
Winterfest Celebration & Tree Lighting
December 10th, 3 - 5:00 pm inside Pasco City Hall - featuring holiday music and kids’ games and crafts. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, Elsa, Anna, and Olaf!
5:00-5:30 pm Heritage Tree Lighting and Grand Prize Drawing - Volunteer Park in Pasco (1125 N. 4th Ave.) At 5:15 pm, join us in the lighting of the Heritage tree to kick off the Holiday season in Pasco. Finally, at 5:20 pm the GRAND PRIZE for the Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt will be awarded.
Sponsored by STCU, the City of Pasco Parks and Recreation
Additional Sponsors: KAPP/KVEW & Fairchild Cinemas Pasco
THANK YOU SPONSORS
|Lampson Cable Bridge Run - A tradition typically on the third Saturday in December, this event features 1 mile, 5K and 10K races. With 10 age divisions and a wheelchair division; everyone from the kids to the grandparents can participate. Don't forget to get some refreshments at the finish line to warm you after the race. 2022 date: Saturday, December 17th beginning at 9 am|
Click here to register!
Sponsored by: Lampson International, Coco-Cola, Runners Soul, Fox 11, Pasco Parks and Recreation, Kennewick Dental, and Ben Franklin Transit
Additional Sponsors:Yokes Fresh Market, and BDI - Basin Disposal, Inc.
|Big Cross Frozen Tundra 2.5 Mile Trail Run - Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Pasco Big Cross (3700 Rd. 36). 10 - 11:45 am. |
A wintertime race to remember! There are three races to choose from; Coed Recreational, Women's Competitive, and Men's Competitive. Each race has a separate start time and will take up to 80 participants. Participants will be assigned a starting position. Race packets will be available at the assigned start position approximately 20 minutes before each race. The course will be 2.5 miles in length on the woodchip/dirt/gravel trails at Big Cross in Pasco. Click on the link above for more information or to register.
For more information on these and other special events seasonal programs, check out the latest edition of the Pasco Recreation Services Guide (PDF). To register for any these programs or events online, please visit our how to register page for further information.
Suggestions & Comments
Do you have a suggestion? Are you interested in sharing your expertise with the community? If so, there are 3 easy ways to do this:
- Download and submit a New Program Proposal Form to: Recreation Services
P.O. Box 293
Pasco, WA 99301
- E-mail Recreation
- Call us at (509) 545-3456