Stormwater Project Temporary Closure Disc Golf Course, TJ Meenach Access
The project provides improvements to the disc golf course, boat access points and parking lot
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Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 2:58 p.m.
SPOKANE – Construction begins later this week on the Cochran Basin Stormwater Treatment Facility; and will temporarily close the downstream disc golf course and TJ Meenach watercraft access area beginning Monday, September 26. The project is expected to be completed and the disc golf course and personal watercraft access point will reopen in June 2023.
The Cochran Basin Treatment Facility project includes the construction of ten ponds that will treat and infiltrate stormwater that drains from much of North Spokane. The ponds will be located at the Downriver Disc Golf Course and Downriver Park and will be able to handle up to 11 million gallons of stormwater each day that currently enters the Spokane River and will further protect its health. The design plans involve retaining many prominent trees and replacing areas of thin, dying trees with pines and native plants.
“When it’s time to do work underground, our team looks for opportunities to improve the facilities above ground,” says Marlene Feist, Director of Public Works. “It’s a win, a win for our community that benefits our quality of life and the environment.”
“We are truly delighted to be able to offer an enhanced disc golf course for the growing sport and its participants, as well as an enhanced experience for people accessing the river at TJ Meenach’s launch and takeout,” said the director of parks and recreation, Garrett. Jones.
In addition to improving river health, the Cochran Basin Stormwater Treatment Facility Project will provide:
- A renovated downstream disc golf course featuring 18 new holes
- Two new paved parking lots with more than 40 spaces for disc golf participants
- An information booth
- Improved access to trails
- A renovated TJ Meenach watercraft access area
- A new paved lot for more parking, two 50-foot stalls and space to accommodate trailers accessing the river
Disc golfers are encouraged to get out and play one last weekend at this historic course before it closes for renovations. Disc golf hoops that were donated by the Spokane Disc Golf Club in 2014 to City of Spokane Parks and Recreation will be retired on Monday, September 26, 2022. The hoops will be stored by the City for future use to be determined.
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