Three Islands Spokane River Water Access

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department successfully acquired and preserved 31.25 acres of land along the Spokane River, including more than three-quarters of a mile of shoreline along the Spokane River, less than 2 miles from downtown.This project also included the completion of a cultural resource survey as well as installation of boundary signs (3) and boulders to restrict motorized access to the site. The acquisition of this critical property will preserve the opportunity for Spokane Parks and Recreation Department to improve ADA access to the Spokane River, connect soft surface trails and relocate the Centennial Trail off surface streets in that section as funding and further studies may allow.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Co Parks, Rec & Golf Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $250,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 3 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1527

Location Details

From I-90, take exit 280 (Maple Street). Turn left (north) on Walnut which eventually turns into Maple. Take Maple Street to Maxwell Avenue and turn left (west) on Maxwell. Maxwell turns into Pettet Drive. Follow Pettet Drive to TJ Meenach Bridge and head west over the Spokane River. Take the first left. Property will be on the left side.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.