Coeur d’Alene Park is getting new pathways to replace those ones built last summer.
“They didn’t work out,” Spokane Parks Director Ange Taylor said of the pseudo-concrete trails that crisscross the park.
Browne’s Addition neighbors and city officials had complained about the ragged condition of the paths, made from a material called “hardener” that resembles concrete but is softer.
The City Council on Monday approved a $34,074 contract with Nelson Landscape Service of Spokane to replace the $64,000 paths that were paid for with community development money.
The replacement paths will be made from crushed rock and paid for by the Parks Department.
Taylor said the neighborhood steering committee originally had wanted the trails to look like the park’s historic dirt paths, but members were disappointed by their shabby appearance.
“They certainly didn’t come out like most people thought,” said Mayor Jack Geraghty.
Also Monday, the Rockwood neighborhood council received an official nod from the council.
Rockwood is the 10th group to be officially recognized as a neighborhood council.