Design Workshop for New Dog Park near Beacon Hill June 6

Share feedback on three concept designs and amenities

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 6:34 p.m.

SPOKANE – Design is underway for a future dog park along Upriver Drive, and the community is invited to review design concepts and share feedback at a workshop on June 6, 2023.

Three design concepts will be shared, and workshop participants will be asked to weigh in on their preferences as well as rank desired amenities. Designs include mitigation strategies that promote safety and reduce impact to neighbors and the environment while providing a needed community recreation facility.


Dog Park Design Workshop

Tuesday, June 6

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cooper Elementary, 3200 N. Ferrall

Updated June 7: View the concept designs

Earlier this month, the Park Board approved the location for a new dog park; it will be located on approximately 8 acres along Upriver Drive in northeast Spokane, near Beacon Hill and Minnehaha. After evaluating every property owned by the City through the Dog Park Guidelines, this location ranked the as #2 most suitable location citywide. It will encompass less than 2% of the natural land in Beacon Hill, an area whose publicly-owned natural land has doubled to 500 acres in the past year from acquisitions in Phase I of the Make Beacon Hill Public project.

The timeline for construction will depend upon permitting requirements, but may be completed before the end of the year.

The dog park will fill a void left by the removal of the unofficial South Hill dog park to make way for the new Peperzak middle school. Spokane Public Schools is funding the construction of the new community dog park, and is adding a smaller official neighborhood dog park at the site of the middle school at 63rd.

In the Parks Master Plan, the addition of a community dog park in District 1 was identified a ’First Tier’ community priority. There is a desire by two-thirds of the Spokane community for more dog parks in all Districts.


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