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 that runs to the Little Spokane River from north of downtown Spokane in the Fairwood neighborhood. Working on land known as Waikiki Springs, the department will renovate the trailhead and parking area, upgrade the trail system routes, install an informational kiosk and a split rail fence, lay woody materials to protect sensitive areas, and restore part of the eroded hillside. The site is used for hiking and wildlife viewing.