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Land at 61st and Freya bought for park

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Spokane County has purchased eight acres of land fronting 61st Avenue and Freya Street, county Parks and Recreation Department Director Doug Chase has announced.

The property, purchased from two owners for a total of $210,000, will benefit residents of the rapidly developing Moran Prairie area.

“This property is perfect for a traditional community park. I can already envision a huge playground, restrooms, paved walking trails, picnic shelters, irrigated turf, and countless other amenities for this site,” Chase said in a news release.

“Plans and funds are already in place to work with the community to develop a master plan for this park.”

Spokane County parks officials have been eyeing the property for more than a decade, and negotiations were active for more than two years.

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