Public open house riverfront park master plan

Juliet Sinisterra, 509.363.5425

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the first in a series of public open houses for the Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014. The Public Open House will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Spokane Public Library, Meeting Room 1A.

The Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014 is the second phase of a process that started in 2012. The Master Plan is the first time that the Parks & Recreation Department has looked comprehensively at Riverfront Park since Expo '74.

“We have been working with a citizen's advisory committee since April of this year and they are staring to make key recommendations as to the future of the Park. We are excited to hear more from the public and these potential changes,” says Juliet Sinisterra, Project Manager for the Master Plan.

Parks Staff will be displaying a conceptual model of Havermale Island, sketch diagrams of the Park and conceptual imagery. Comment cards will be available. Parks staff along with Advisory Committee Chair, Ted McGregor will also be on-hand to answer questions. Refreshments provided.

About Parks and Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation is responsible for the professional management and prudent caretaking of more than 4,100 acres of developed parks and conservation land. The Golf Division maintains and operates four championship municipal golf courses, including Indian Canyon, Downriver, Esmeralda and the Creek at Qualchan. Park Operations has responsibility for the maintenance of all park land and park facilities in the City of Spokane including Riverfront Park, Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, the many city-wide gardens, and Finch Arboretum. Urban Forestry staff manages 50,000 street trees and another 28,000 trees on developed park land within the City of Spokane. The Recreation/Entertainment Division offers classes, special events, athletic leagues and activities for youth, teens, adults, seniors and persons with physical and mental disabilities. It also operates Riverfront Park attractions, activities and events, and provides recreational support for community centers, senior centers, the Northeast Northeast Youth Center, Corbin Art Center and six outdoor Aquatics Centers. For more information, visit the Spokane Parks page like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.