The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to redevelop a walking trail system north of downtown Spokane in the Fairwood neighborhood on approximately 100 acres of WDFW owned land known as Waikiki Springs, leading down to the Little Spokane River. The scope of this project includes renovating the trailhead and parking area, upgrading the trail system routes, installing an informational kiosk,and adding split rail fencing and woody debris to protect sensitive areas. Also included is restoring sections of eroded hillside through directing storm water, blocking rogue trails, and native plantings. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project are hiking, walking, and wildlife viewing.