Conservation-Education-Recreation on the Lower Yakima River Since 1995 Tapteal GreenwayOur mission: Promoting conservation, education and recreation along the lower Yakima River. Conservation Our conservation efforts include land acquisition, native plant restoration projects and stewardship of existing open space such as WE Johnson Park, Chamna Natural Preserve, and Amon Creek Natural Preserve. Recreation The primary focus of the Tapteal Greenway is the 31-mile corridor along the lower Yakima River extending from the Kiona Bend at Benton City to the mouth of the river at Bateman Island in Richland. Along the land trail portion of this corridor is the Tapteal Trail and the version on the river is identified as the Tapteal Water Trail. Education Our educational efforts reach students of all ages through attending school STEM nights, classroom visits, sponsoring field trips and our Wildlands Walk event. Tapteal Greenway Map Click on each of the locations below for more information Download Map 1 - Amon Basin 1 - Amon BasinAmon Creek Natural Preserve offers trails along the west fork of Amon Creek with overlooks of wetland, riparian and shrub-steppe habitat. Access to the south trailhead is via south Leslie Road in Richland while the north trailhead is located adjacent to the parking lot for Claybell Park off of Broadmoor Street. 2 - Bateman Island/Wye Park 2 - Bateman Island/Wye ParkBateman Island is a popular spot for fishing and bird watching. It is the starting point for the Tapteal Trail and ending point of the Tapteal Water Trail (at the Wye Park boat launch). Access is from Columbia Park Trail near Columbia Center Boulevard. 3 - Columbia Point South 3 - Columbia Point SouthUS Army Corps of Engineers property with wetlands and riparian habitat. Access from George Washington Way then east on Columbia Point Drive to Columbia Point Marina Park. 4 - Chamna Natural Preserve 4 - Chamna Natural PreserveA 276-acre park with a network of trails for hiking, mountain biking and riding horses as well as a Tapteal Water Trail site. Access off Aaron Drive via Jadwin Street south to Carrier Road. 5 - Duportail Trail 5 - Duportail TrailThe Duportail Trail connects Chamna to W.E. Johnson Park. The WDFW boat launch is a Tapteal Water Trail site (Discover Pass required). Access to the boat launch is off Duportail Street then north on Tanglewood Drive. 6 - W.E. Johnson Park 6 - W.E. Johnson ParkA 236-acre park that is very popular with equestrians. Main access is from the north off Van Giesen then south on Hall Road. Access from the south is off Tanglewood Drive. 7 - Tapteal Bend/Hyde Road Boat Launch 7 - Tapteal Bend/Hyde Road Boat LaunchThe Tapteal Bend property is owned by Tapteal Greenway and is the site of ongoing bank stabilization and habitat restoration efforts. The adjacent WDFW Hyde Road boat launch is a Tapteal Water Trail site (Discover Pass required). Access off Van Giesen then north on Kingston Road and west on Hyde Road. 8 - Snively Road 8 - Snively RoadThis WDFW boat launch is a Tapteal Water Trail site (Discover Pass required). Access off Twin Bridges Road then north on Snively Road. 9 - Horn Rapids Park 9 - Horn Rapids ParkThis Benton County park offers trails, fishing access, paved boat launch, restrooms, camping, and a remote control plane field. There are three Tapteal Water Trail sites in the park. Access off Hwy 225 near Hwy 240 junction. 10 - Benton City 10 - Benton CitySportman’s Park offers picnic area, restroom and paved boat launch and is the starting site of the Tapteal Water Trail. Access off First Street near Yakima River bridge.