Thursday, August 4, 2016

New Centennial Trail Section Complete


Staff at Riverside State Park invites you to help celebrate the completion of the northwest extension of the Spokane River Centennial Trail. This extends the Centennial Trail approximately two miles from Sontag Community Park to Nine Mile Recreation area on Lake Spokane. This key addition enhances Centennial Trail access and provides an important link within the community.


4 p.m.
August 15
Nine Mile Recreation Area
11226 W Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls

Speeches will be followed by time for mingling and walking the new section of trail. State Parks staff and partners will be on hand to talk about upcoming work on the trail and other priority projects. Event parking will be available at the Nine Mile Recreation Area.

The Centennial Trail begins at the Washington/Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls. The trail’s path generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities. The Spokane River Centennial Trail connects with the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Together, the trails span more than 60 miles and connect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities.

Funding for this project was provided by Friends of the Centennial Trail, Avista Corp. and Washington State Parks through a grant program from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. The name “Centennial” refers to the trail’s initial construction period, which occurred soon after the Washington State Centennial.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.