(The Center Square) – The City of Spokane Valley invites community members to share their design preferences for the second phase of Greenacres Park, a $2 million project.
Two workshops – one in-person and one virtual – have been scheduled to gather feedback from residents. The first will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place.
A link to the 6 p.m. digital forum on Wednesday, July 13 will be posted on the City’s Facebook page.
Those unable to attend either workshop can still share their preferences for future park layouts through a 10-question electronic survey. The questionnaire can be found on the city’s website, spokanevalley.org, and will be available through July 22.
A report detailing community feedback and the final design concept is expected to be completed in August, according to city spokesman Jeff Kleingartner.
Spokane Valley is seeking a $1.5 million grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office for upcoming work. The city will have to provide $500,000 for the home game.
Kleingartner said the final ranking of projects for the grant will be available in November, but funding will be decided by the state legislature in 2023.
If the city wins the grant, the work should take place during the 2024 construction season.
Greenacres, located at 1311 N. Long Road, spans eight acres. The first phase of its development was completed in 2012 with partial state funding.
The phase two master plan includes a tennis court, basketball court, baseball diamond, skate park, community garden and open space for reflection and activity.
Since the conception of the master plan in 2010, the population of the park service area has almost doubled. This has led city officials to seek more input from residents to ensure the plan still meets the needs of the community.
Greenacres is the first neighborhood park built by the city, which inherited the rest of its Spokane County parks after incorporation.