Media: Fianna Dickson, 509.625.6297
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:37 p.m.
The Park Board voted unanimously to rename Glover Field and Peaceful Valley Riverwalk to Redband Park, in honor of the Redband Rainbow Trout that spawn in the area. They are a beautiful and important species, and were once part of the primary food source for the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
The proposal to name the area was made by the Spokane Indians Baseball team with support from the Spokane Tribe of Indians and Peaceful Valley Neighborhood Council. View the one page proposal to rename the area.
The renaming is intended to promote conservation of the Spokane River, and bring awareness to the Redband trout population. The Spokane Indians Baseball Club has established a fund to help promote educational and conservation activities in the area. Parks and Recreation envisions educational signs to help visitors learn about the important fish and habitat.
A community survey received 264 responses. Of those, 61% said they preferred to rename the entire area Redband Park, and 22% wanted the park renamed to Redband but wished for the ball field to remain Glover Field. 16% did not want any area of the park or field renamed, and 1% had no preference.
New signs will be placed after construction is complete for the CSO tank and boat launch currently under construction at the site. The Peaceful Valley Neighborhood Council recommended a plaque be placed at the field to honor Glover’s memory.