April 26, 2014 in City

Wall to feature donors, history


A wall to recognize benefactors in Coeur d’Alene’s new McEuen Park will offer a glimpse of the site’s colorful history.

Eight historical photos of the area, provided by the Museum of North Idaho, will be etched into the wall’s light-gray granite. And for a few thousand bucks, you can get your name placed under one of the images.

The nonprofit Panhandle Parks Foundation is selling space on the donor wall at the park’s Fourth Street entrance.

For as little as $500 a donor can have their family or business name etched onto the wall. The cost to sponsor one of the historical photos is $2,000.

“It’s been a fairgrounds, it’s been a recreation area, it had a hotel on it. I think it even had a brothel on it at one time,” said Kim Stearns, the foundation’s executive director. “We’re trying to capture some of that history and incorporate it into the donor wall.”

Proceeds will be used for maintenance and amenities in all city parks and to secure property for future parks and open space.

Information: (208) 818-6922 or www.panhandleparksfoundation.org.

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