Marlene Feist, Public Works Director of Strategic Development, 509.625.6505
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:27 a.m.
To be a better neighbor, the City of Spokane will consolidate access at a popular passive recreation site on the South Side to a single entrance, allowing continued use of the site for recreation while responding to the needs of neighbors adjacent to the site.
The site, located north of 65th Avenue and east of Crestline is a required buffer zone for the long-closed South Side Landfill. The buffer zone is used for ongoing monitoring.
Area residents have been allowed to use a portion of the buffer zone as a passive recreation area. It is a popular location for people to walk their dogs, especially because the site is surrounded by fences. Neighbors adjacent to the site, however, have reported problems at the location, including irresponsible pet owners, vandalism, and blocked driveways.
To maintain a balance between the recreational users of the site and the adjacent property owners, the City will consolidate access to the site to a single location off of 65th Avenue. This location, which is on City property, has adequate parking for users but also will help limit negative impacts for the adjacent neighbors.
Entrances off of Crestline and Altamont will be closed as of July 31. Signs informing users of the change will go up this week.