On November 2nd, 2022, Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf (“County Parks” or “Owner”) received an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) award in the amount of $6,000,000 for the acquisition, planning, design, permitting, and development of a 10-20-acre “West Plains Community Park” site (official name TBD). On March 6th, 2023, Spokane County closed on a 10-acre parcel, Spokane County Tax Parcel No. 24181.9060 (located at 9817 W. Melville Road). The West Plains Community Park site is to be developed as a Spokane County owned and maintained community park. The park may include traditional park features like playground(s), ball field(s), irrigated turf, and picnic shelter(s), with the final program to be determined after a consultant-led community engagement process. However, unlike Spokane County’s newer community parks (Bidwell and Prairie View), this site will not host an aquatic facility.
Anticipated Project Timeline
Acquisition: November 2022 - March, 2023
Request for Qualifications A/E - March 23rd - April 19th, 2023
Demolition of Existing Structures - May 2023
Planning and Design (A/E) - May 1 - November, 2023
Construction - 2024 - 2025
$6,000,000 (American Rescue Plan Act - Spokane County)
Project Update (3/29/23)
Acquisition of the initial 10-acre park site was completed on March 7th, 2023. Spokane County Parks is working to onboard a design team for this project. Public engagement and outreach is anticipated to occur in June and July 2023. Stay tuned!
To be updated.
Julie Neff, Parks Project Manager - Landscape Architect | email@example.com or 509-477-2723.