Beacon Hill Complex – John H. Shields Trailhead Improvements

Application/Permit Number: Z24-179SSDP


City of Spokane Parks & Recreation
Contact: Mike Light
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd #5
Spokane, WA 99201


Contact: Vince Barthels
1717 S Rustle, Ste 201
Spokane, WA 99224


The proposal is located primarily at Parcel 35024.0001.
Some additional shoreline planting work is also proposed on parcel 35013.0201.
SE 1/4, SEC. 02, T. 25 N., R. 43 E., W.M. and SE 1/4, SEC. 01, T. 25 N., R. 43 E., W.M.

Description of Project

This trailhead improvement project is a part of the larger City of Spokane Parks and Recreation project known as “Make Beacon Hill Public – Phase 2”. The existing John. H Shields Park straddles the Spokane City and Spokane County municipal boundary and is situated north of Upriver Drive, which is north of the Spokane River. The John H. Shields East portion of the project, which is located in the City limits, includes improving parking spaces to the existing paved parking lot, installation of a children’s play area, pavement of existing pathways, installation of fencing and boulders for safety, and building a concrete staircase to connect adaptive trails and a rock-climbing area. As mitigation for the removal of some onsite plantings, the project’s Habitat Management Plan also calls for replacement plantings on parcel 35013.0201. The project is located in the Shoreline Jurisdiction and is therefore subject to shoreline regulations; a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit is required for the portion of work in the City limits. Other improvements to the John H. Shields West are located across the jurisdictional boundary in Spokane County; those shoreline applications are being processed by Spokane County under files SMA-251-24 and SMA-252-24.

Request for Agency and Department Comments

The plat map and other application materials have been routed for agency and department review. Comments from agencies are due by April 26, 2024 by 5:00PM

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Contact Information

Written comments should be sent via mail or email:

Development Services Center
Attn: Ali Brast
Senior Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329