Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

New access to Big Rock-Rocks of Sharon opens Friday

COUNTY PARKS -- The long-awaited trailhead parking area on the south side of the Big Rock-Rocks of Sharon area in Spokane Valley will be open to public access Friday at 3 p.m., said Paul Knowles, Spokane County Parks planner. Heavy equipment is still working at...

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Big Rock parking construction delayed by weather

TRAILS – Recent wet weather has delayed construction of a parking area to the Big Rock Conservation Area off Stevens Creek Road. Spokane County Parks and Recreation Paul Knowles said the ground is so soggy, work probably won’t start until around July 2. Visitors planning...

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

It’s official: Big Rock acquired by Spokane County Parks

CONSERVATION -- The Dream Trail through the Dishman Hills from Appleway south past Tower Mountain and Big Rock is one step closer to being a dream come true. On Friday, the land transactions were completed with the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association selling the 80...

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Time to join the group for the Dishman Hills

CONSERVATION -- Thousands of people have enjoyed the Dishman Hills Natural Area and other conservation lands in this Spokane Valley paradise, but the association that's worked to protect and preserve the area has only about 200 members. Sounds like area residents are letting others do...

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Get update on Big Rock access, Dishman Hills Dream Trail tonight

CONSERVATION -- The Dream Trail Project through the Dishman Hills as well as the public parking issue – the sheriff’s writing tickets – at the Big Rock Conservation Area north of Stevens Creek Road near Tower Mountain will be discussed by members of the Dishman...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

Big Rock access priority for Dishman Hills Association

CONSERVATION – Developing a parking area for the south-side access to the Big Rock conservation area near Tower Mountain is a top 2011 priority for The Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, which recently filled all 14 slots on its board. After three years of negotiations,...

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