Last year, the Spokane Parks Foundation awarded $5,000 to Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf to support ADA improvements with a pathway from the parking lot into the park. This year, the Board decided to continue that support by helping to pay for an extension of the ADA pathway from the picnic table to the picnic shelter.
Existing access to the shelter includes rough or sloping turf and gravel roadways that are a challenge for those with limited mobility. For families reserving the popular picnic shelter for reunions, weddings and other events, accessibility (or lack thereof) has been a major concern – especially for events with elderly participants. The park is heavily used as an “outdoor lab” by multiple school districts, the Girl Scouts, and other groups seeking to provide hands-on outdoor education. The project will help those groups expand their programming and be all-inclusive.
We are able to make this continuing investment in access to Liberty Lake Regional Park thanks to the generosity of our donors, who all see the value that parks provide to our community.