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Master plan underway for Liberty Lake park

PARKS – Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr.

The workshop will be followed by an open house from 5-7 p.m. with design scenarios on display for consideration and comment.

The master plan will define the future of the 3,600-acre park bordering the east side of Liberty Lake, said Paul Knows, Spokane County Parks planner.

Currently the regional park includes wetlands, lake shore, montane forest, irrigated lawn areas, equestrian facilities and an off-road vehicle (ORV) park.

The park has a designated swimming beach, play equipment, shelters available for gatherings such as weddings, a barbecue area, campground and miles of back country trail, including the popular 8.3-mile Liberty Lake Loop Trail.

The current process is the first update since the original master plan was developed in the early 1970s. Knowles said the update is needed because of the park’s growing popularity and potential tie-ins with adjacent lands.

One potential scenario, for example, would be linking the park by trail to Mica Peak Conservation Area.

The workshop will allow parks staff to outline a range of approaches Spokane County might take in making improvements while seeking input from residents, park users and the rest of the public, Knowles said.

Master plan information is online at llrp-masterplan.com/

Public comment also is being gathered through Sunday from an online questionnaire at surveymonkey.com/r/llrp-survey.


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