Bidwell Park Development

Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf is in the process of completing the development of Bidwell Park, a 19-acre community park in the Mead / Colbert area of North Spokane.  Phase 1, which included the development of 4.5 acres and the Northside Family Aquatic Facility was completed in 2006.  Phase 2, which includes completion of approximately 10 acres of the park with many long-awaited amenities, was recently awarded grant funding from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office.  Construction on phase 2 is scheduled to begin in late 2018 or early 2019 (Final schedule TBD).  

Phase 3 of park development (which will complete the park) is scheduled to wrap-up by the end of 2021 at the latest.  County Parks Staff are currently seeking additional grant funding for Phase 3 "enhanced", which would add amenities to the 3rd stage of park development that could include a 2nd ball-field, sand volleyball courts, and pickle ball courts.  The final design / amenities included in Phase 3 of park development will depend on the success of current grant applications.  To view additional details and conceptual site plans, please see project documents below.


Project Documents:


Project Timeline Goals:

  • Phase 2
    • A&E Work:  May 2018 - July 2018
    • Solicit Construction Bids:  August 2018 / September 2018
    • Groundbreaking (Beginning with Aquatic Facility Enhancements):  Late 2018 / Early 2019
    • Phase 2 Completion:  Late 2019 / Early 2020
  • Phase 3
    • A&E Work:  Late 2018
    • Solicit Construction Bids:  Early 2019
    • Groundbreaking:  Late 2019 / Early 2020
    • Phase 3 (Full Park) Completion:  Late 2021 (or sooner)

Please Note:  The timelines herein are subject to change in the future, and should be considered as an approximate framework / goal for progression of development within the park.


Secured Funding:

  • Phase 2
    • $500,000 - WA RCO Grant (WWRP - Local Parks Category)
    • $31,000 - Developer Agreement
    • $1,950,000 - Total Spokane County Appropriation (Source:  REET)
  • Phase 3
    • $21,000 - Developer Agreement
    • $850,000 - Spokane County Appropriation (Source:  REET)


Requested / Possible Funding (Grant Applications Submitted May 1st, 2018):

  • Phase 3
    • $250,000 - WA RCO Grant (YAF Category)
    • $500,000 - WA RCO Grant (WWRP - Local Parks Category)