City’s South Hill Bluff land purchase connects trails

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation purchased almost 50 acres of private property along the Bluff, which allows users full access to trails.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to purchase this property because it’s so valuable to the citizens,” said Leroy Eadie, Director of Parks and Recreation. “It offers increased trail connectivity, more recreational opportunities, and conservation of natural spaces.”

City’s South Hill Bluff land purchase connects trails City’s South Hill Bluff land purchase connects trails

In April 2017, a road was illegally built across Parks property.

The City purchased the land for $270,000 as part of a settlement agreement related to the illegal building.

As part of the agreement, the City will release claims against all parties involved in the incident.

The Park Board voted unanimously for the purchase, which was finalized this week.

Re-seeding will soon begin as needed as part of restoration efforts. So far, according to the City, the restoration has been highly successful.

“From a difficult situation, it’s a highly positive outcome,” said Eadie.