NEW TONIGHT AT 11....
A SPORTS COMPLEX ON SPOKANE'S SOUTH HILL IS POISED
TO GET A BIG MAKE OVER.
AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S COUNCIL SAYS THE PROPOSED CHANGES
ARE JUST WHAT THE AREA NEEDS.
THE PLAN WOULD REVAMP AND EXPAND THE SOUTHEAST SPORTS
COMPLEX ON 46TH AND REGAL, NEAR THE SOUTH HILL TARGET.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU.
WITH WHAT THE SITE COULD LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE.
The city's draft master plan for this spot includes
soccer fields, baseball fields, a splash pad, picnic
shelters, even an ampitheater.
IT'S A SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO PLAY SOCCER AND BASEBALL.
BUT NOT MUCH ELSE.
THE SOUTGHATE CITY COUNCIL SAYS THE DRAFT MASTER PLAN
IS MORE THAN A YEARS WORTH OF WORK FROM THE SPOKANE
THEY STARTED BY ASSESSING WHAT THE PARK IS NOW.
AND ASKING WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?
THE SOUTHGAET CITY COUNCIL SAYS NEIGHBORS HAVE ASKED
FOR BETTER PARKING.
THERE'S ALSO A PROPOSAL FOR A TRAILHEAD ON THE WEST
SIDE OF THE PARK.
IN THE DRAFT PLAN.
SPORTS WILL STAY THE HIGHEST PRIORITY .
WTIH MULTIPLE SOFTBALL AND SOCCER FIELDS.
BUT TED TESKE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SAYS PEOPLE
WHO LIVE HERE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A PLACE TO GATHER
THAT WILL BE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST SPORTS.
and it could make a really neat place where people
could basically spend the day, not just show up for
a game and leave but actually do some shopping, maybe
there might be some more activity they could do, they're
planning to allow spaces to do concerts, maybe shakespeare
in the park type activities, farmers markets, so we're
hoping to expand the types of activity that can be
done in the park.
THE SOUTHGATE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCLI AND THE CITY OF
SPOKANE ARE ASKING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DRAFT
MASTER PLAN TO HELP GUIDE THE DIRECTION OF THE PROJECT.
REPORTING ON THE SOUTH HILL GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.