Starting on Monday, March 8, contractors will begin the long-planned renovations to Peanuts Park and the Farmer's Market in Downtown Pasco. The Park and Market areas will be fenced off as the project commences.
The $5.8 million project will include such upgrades as:
• New covers for the Farmer's Market area
• Replacement of the 1970's era concrete features
• Upgraded infrastructure to better support food trucks and events
The project is funded from various sources. The bulk of the funding is through a federal Community Block Grant loan; two Legislative appropriations from the State of Washington have also been secured, and supplemental funding from the City's General Fund.
The Peanuts Park project is one of two significant projects in Downtown Pasco in 2021; the Lewis Street Overpass is slated for construction soon. For a total of over $30 million, these projects signify the City's strong commitment to the Downtown area.