Riverside State Park planning project

Bridge over river at Riverside State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to a workshop to discuss several planning topics for Riverside State Park in Spokane County. 

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25, at the Lakeside Middle School auditorium located at 6169 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA  99026. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/kPP5E). 

State Parks staff will present key recreation management objectives related to lands located within the current boundaries of the park or that are owned by a mix of public and private entities. 

The meeting will address four key management objectives: 

  • Riverside State Park boundary line adjustment to encompass the Spokane County Parks’ Trautman property.
  • Development of a long-term management agreement with Spokane County Parks to manage the Trautman property.
  • Where to allocate funding provided by Avista Utilities for the development of recreational facilities on Lake Spokane.
  • Develop a long-term agreement to manage lands owned by Avista Utilities on Lake Spokane for recreation. 


Trautman property: The 280-acre property, adjacent to Riverside State Park, will be acquired by Spokane County later this year. The original owner John Trautman, died last year, and his heirs are in the process of selling the property to Spokane County for preservation. State Parks is working with the county to manage the property as part of Riverside State Park for habitat protection and to provide recreation for activities such as biking, hiking and equestrian use.


Avista Utilities: The Spokane-based utility company operates the Spokane River Hydroelectric Project on Lake Spokane. The company provides access to their lands for recreation, which State Parks manages as part of Riverside State Park.


The public may provide comments at the meeting or online. 
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For Questions Contact:

Michael Hankinson, parks planner, 360-902-8671 or planning@parks.wa.gov.