THERE IS MORE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE ADDITION
OF THE NEW MCUEN FIELD.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH THE
ISSUE THAT'S LEAVING SOME BOATERS.
HIGH AND DRY.
The addition of McEuen Park has left some residents
Bitter about the cost and bitter about the parking.
For years people from all over have traveled to downtown
Coeur d'Alene to enjoy everything the resort town
has to offer.
Especially the arguably best feature of all.
Lake Coeur d'Alene.
I've been playing on Coeur d'Alene Lake since I was
For some the new addition of McEune field adds to
the appeal of the area...
For others it's a deterrent.
Especially for boaters.
Basically what they did was make a park out of a park.
Rick Williams is a long time Coeur d'Alene resident.
He's been against the new park since the beginning.
but even more so now since they took away the convenient
boat parking at the third street boat launch.
Now the closet spots for trailers are more than 100
It's more limited, it's more troublesome it's more
Williams also says there's fewer spots and the boat
parking isn't labeled, so regular cars park in the
Meaning the only open spots remaining for boat trailers
are behind city hall, even further away.
It's going to tie up 30 minutes at least for each
boat that's launched or pulled out because of the
length of time it's going to take to drive through
But most importantly for the disabled war vet there's
no handicap parking anywhere in the new park.
They said there was going to be at least 10 handicapped
There's no handicapped parking spot out here next
to the ramps.
While Williams isn't alone.
Opinions are mixed.
Many boaters say the addition of the short walk is
worth the added foot traffic to the area.
They say on a nice summer day.
Boat parking is hard to find anyway at the third street
But despite the positive feedback to the area, Williams
It isn't fair in any matter for the people who live
here work here and play here.