Stormwater Project Temp Closing Disc Golf Course, TJ Meenach Access

Stormwater Project Temp Closing Disc Golf Course, TJ Meenach Access

The project delivers improvements to the disc golf course, boat entry points and car parks
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Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 2:58 pm

Spokane – Construction begins later this week on a rainwater treatment facility in the Cochran Basin; The Downriver Disc golf course and TJ Meenach watercraft access area will be temporarily closed effective Monday, September 26th. The project is expected to be completed and the golf course and watercraft access point reopened in June 2023.

The Cochran Basin Treatment Facility project involves the construction of ten basins to treat the rainwater that flows from, and seeps into, much of North Spokane. The ponds will be located at Downriver Disc Golf Course and Downriver Park and will be able to process up to 11 million gallons of storm water each day that currently enters the Spokane River and will further protect its health. Design plans include the conservation of many trees of importance and the replacement of thin, declining tree areas with pines and native plants.

“When it’s time to go underground, our team looks for opportunities to improve above-ground amenities,” says Marilyn Fest, Director of Public Works. “This is a win for our community that benefits our quality of life and the environment.”

“We are really excited to be able to offer an upgraded Disc Golf course for the growing sport and its participants as well as an improved experience for people accessing the river at the launch and dining of TJ Meenach,” said Parks and Recreation Director Garrett Jones.

In addition to improving river health, the Cochrane Basin Stormwater Facility Project will provide:

  • Downriver Disc golf course renovated including 18 new holes
  • Two new car parks with more than 40 stalls serving golf participants
  • information booth
  • Improve lane access
  • Renovated TJ Meenach water boat access area
  • New paved plaza for more parking, two 50-foot-tall structures, and space to accommodate trailers that hit the river

Disc golfers are encouraged to go out and play one this past weekend on this historic course before it closes for renewal. Disc golf baskets donated by Spokane Disc Golf Club in 2014 to the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation will be removed on Monday, September 26, 2022. The baskets will be stocked by the city for future use to be identified.

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Home to over 220,000 people, Spokane is in the heart of the Inland Northwest. Our 2,000 employees strive to provide efficient and effective services that facilitate economic opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all of our residents. For more information visit spokanecity.org and follow us on spokanecity on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreational Parks takes over approximately 120 properties on 4,000 acres of park land, including manicured gardens, nature grounds, water centers, golf courses, sports complexes, and an arboretum. We also offer hundreds of recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve the health and quality of life of our community. Enjoy everything your city has to offer by visiting spokaneparks.org. Follow us on @SpokaneParks on FacebookAnd the Instagram and Twitter.

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