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Northside Family Aquatic Facility

Kristopher Krohn, PLA Park Planner / Landscape Architect Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf

Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf is excited to announce that construction efforts on the Bidwell Park Development Project (801 E Handy Rd.) are on the home stretch!

After years of planning and many months of challenging construction efforts, the park is expected to be substantially complete by late spring / early summer of 2021. Improvements to the Northside Family Aquatic Facility include a new (heated) splash pad, expanded pool deck, and two new dramatic waterslides.

Other amenities within the park include an outdoor movie area, two playgrounds, pickleball courts, sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, two ball fields, two picnic shelters, two new restrooms, added parking, a natural area, open green space, shade trees, and over 1.2 miles of paved pathways.

Funding from Spokane County (REET) as well as grant awards from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (WWRP-Local Parks, Youth Athletic Facilities), the National Park Service (LWCF), and the Spokane Parks Foundation have made this project possible. With the help of many community members, patience of the neighborhood, support from the Board of Spokane County Commissioners, dedication from project consultants (SPVV Landscape Architects, Parametrix, Budinger & Associates, and Coffman Engineers), and much hard work from general contractor LaRiviere Inc., this park will soon come to life! We look forward to welcoming the community to come and enjoy the variety of offerings in this fantastic new park in 2021.

New water slide at Northside Family Aquatic Facility.

Bidwell Park slated for completion by late Spring, 2021

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