Parkside Driving School Richland, WA

Being locally owned and operated business, we are proud of the thousands of students who have come through our school, since 1997. We have a thorough knowledge of the road laws and driving techniques. Our instructors teach practical and theoretical skills in a friendly and responsible way. We provide students with ideas for improving skills, and explain the basic mechanical working of a vehicle.
  • Teen Courses
Contact Information
Phone Number (509) 943-4277
City Richland, WA
Zip Code 99352
Address 1107 Lee Boulevard
Products and Services
Driving test appointments are available to applicants who have passed the written test and have a WA Instruction Permit or confirmation ID (issued by DOL). Applicants may choose to test in a Parkside vehicle ($10 fee applies), or provide their own vehicle in good working order, as well as proof of insurance.
DDC-4 is a fast-paced driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just a half a day, DDC-4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have.
Key People
Ben Archibald
Ben studied driver education and health sciences at Brigham Young University and enjoys seeing students improve as they develop their understanding and driving skills. A caring, patient instructor, Ben strives to help each student succeed in the classroom and behind the wheel. When he's not teaching from our Richland classroom he enjoys spending time with his wife and triplet daughters and playing football.
Ken Fletcher
Ken joined the Parkside team in 2007, bringing with him years of experience in theater. Ken enjoys watching the confidence level of students grow week by week and finds satisfaction in knowing that he is teaching students skills that will be used for the rest of their lives. He stays involved in theater productions in his free time, and enjoys reading, sports, and computers.
Chris Harold
Licensed in 2011, we are fortunate to have Chris teaching at our Tri-Cities locations after living in Canada for much of his life. He has a degree in chemistry and enjoys camping, hunting, and hiking. Eager to help new drivers, Chris strives to make each driver the best they can be.
Ashley Hammond
Graduated as a WSU Cougar with a BA in Advertising and Business and moved to Yakima in early 2005 with her husband and daughter. Ashley is great at working with teens and finds teaching a wonderful experience.
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