Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf Department is working to update the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan – a six- year strategic plan for Spokane County’s park system – and is seeking public input on the types of parks and recreational facilities, amenities and locations Spokane County should pursue over the next six years to align local needs with state planning guidelines.
Airway Heights Parks & Recreation is excited to host one of these open house events at the Airway Heights Recreation Center on July 8th from 4:30 pm– 6:30 pm.
The open house event will provide a casual “drop-in” format, where everyone is welcome to view informational display boards and talk with Parks’ staff from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The input received at these events will be incorporated in the 2020 Park Plan Update, which is anticipated to be finalized by the end of this year.
“The Park Plan is essential to enhancing our park system and Spokane County’s quality of life. The current plan has enabled the County to successfully secure millions of dollars in highly competitive grant funding over the last six years.” said Doug Chase, Director, Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf. The process will offer attendees an opportunity to express the importance of our Rec Center and Sports Complex site to be included in the this important strategic plan for the County’s park system.
In addition to guiding the maintenance, enhancement and expansion of the County park system, the Park Plan allows Spokane County to pursue state and federal grants to fund park improvements and land purchases.
Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Mary Kuney, added, “We have such an amazing park system to serve citizens and visitors. As we continue to grow our economy and community, the park system needs to grow with it. That’s where we need the community’s input. What should we finish, renovate or acquire next to meet local needs?”
For more information about this project and the open house events, please visit: https://www.spokanecounty.org/4258/2020-Park-Plan-Update or contact Paul Knowles, Parks Special Projects Manager at (509) 477-2188.