In accordance with the City of Richland Comprehensive Plan W.E. Johnson Park is designated as Natural Open Space. The park is presently used exclusively for recreational activities. Activities occurring in the park include fishing, mountain biking, archery, horseback riding, walking, education, bird watching, and nature observation.
WEJ is a habitat and wildlife corridor. These are natural open spaces that connect ecologically important environments, allowing habitat connectivity and facilitating movement of wildlife.
WEJ is prime example of the foresight to realize that for some lands, the value is realized by development; other lands are more valuable in their natural state. We are grateful for the preservation of this natural open space as a legacy gift for the public to preserve, promote and enjoy.