Avista and City of Post Falls partner on new park at Post Falls Landing
POST FALLS, Idaho. – April 26, 2021: Avista and the City of Post Falls have partnered to develop a new park along the Spokane River. The park is designed to be a multi-use outdoor space offering large and small gathering opportunities. Construction is set to begin this month.
Park plans include the development of a plaza and a synthetic turf amphitheater, with concrete seat walls nestled into the hillside for up to 165 people, a small stage for community events and spectacular views of the river. A portion of the park will incorporate an area for placing a crane and staging materials for maintenance work associated with Avista’s Post Falls Dam. The new park will be located adjacent to Falls Park and 4th Avenue, on property owned by the city, commonly referred to as the Post Falls Landing.
Construction is expected to take approximately five months. Construction activity is expected to have minimal impact to visitor use of Falls Park. The City and Avista are adding improvements to Falls Park as well, which includes playground renovations, new pond bridge decking, a picnic shelter replacement and improved pathways.
“Avista is excited to partner with the City of Post Falls to provide an enhanced recreational experience for the community,” said Meghan Lunney, Spokane River license manager. “Beyond generating power, the river provides many benefits to our region, and we are committed to maintaining and improving recreation opportunities near our facilities.”
Near dams, visitors should take extra steps to be safe above and below the dams and obey all warning and closure signs, and boaters should never cross the boater safety cable above a dam. Also, for those planning to get in the water, water flow levels can be checked in advance on Avista’s at myavista.com/waterflow.
A rendering showing the plans for the new park is available on the City of Post Falls website.
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