Making plans for North Dam Park
Discussing North Dam Park master plan ideas with Danielle Roslevich (standing) are from the left, Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands, Coulee Area Parks & Recreation District Commissoner Phil Hansen and Coulee Medical Center Director of Community Outreach Debbie Bigelow. Roslevich, in her graduate program at Eastern Washington University, will develop the master plan from input she received last Tuesday night at Center School. - Roger S. Lucas photo
About a dozen people were on hand last Tuesday night to help develop a road map for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District's master plan for North Dam Park.
Guiding the group was graduate student Danielle Roslevich from Eastern Washington University.
She will take some of the information developed Tuesday night to the drawing board and incorporate it into a master plan of development. She told the group that she was already working on some of the ideas shared by those attending the meeting,
Those attending broke into three groups and developed pretty much the same list of ideas for the park. Now Roslevich will take this information and, as she stated, be on hand during Colorama with some things the public can look at.
The group was long on ideas and the CAPRD is short on money, not being an agency that collects taxes.
That's the hope of the park group, and they need a master plan to apply for them.
Ideas include a walking and bike trail system; a splash park, expanding the present softball fields to regulation size; a water slide; a beach volleyball court; vendor facilities; a go-cart track; a BMX track.
How is that for starters?
Probably the more frequent idea was the walking and bike trail that would wind its way around the 30-acre site.
Now it is up to Roslevich to get the ideas into some kind of design and on paper.
Those attending were hopeful, but realistic, that any improvement to the park couldn't be done overnight.