Wednesday, December 31, 2008

West Bluffs Park: Feedback Needed

This is the phenomenal view from one of Spokane’s best Vista’s from the top of the West Bluffs Park in Brownes Addition. From here people can view the final journey of Latah Creek as it runs into the Spokane River. People can appreciate the industrial history of Spokane through the views of the old train lines as well as the current trains crossing from Sunset Hill into our fair city. The visa also opens sight up to the Rimrocks Conservation Area and the Indian Canon area. In short this is one of the best views in all of Spokane that very few people know about.

Just below the vista is an important trail connection that connects the upper bluffs area and Browne’s Addition to Latah Creek, the Latah neighborhood, Peaceful Valley neighborhood, High Bridge Park (including Frisbee Golf), Peoples Park, Sandifer Bridge, the Bloomsday course, the Fish Lake Trail, and the centennial trail. Who knew that Browns Addition had such an amazing corridor to these amazing natural areas?

The neighborhood has started initial design work on formalizing this trail and updating the park area at the top of the bluffs to ensure that this critical access is formally adopted and recognized by the parks department as well as its fortunate residents.

Attend the Browns Addition Neighborhood Council Meeting on January 7th at the Museum of Arts and Culture at 6:30pm and provide essential feedback and opinions on the plan for the enhancement and preservation of this amazing park. We welcome newcomers and anyone with an good idea on how to make this park enhancement park project a better outcome. There will be a presentation on the project followed by resident input.