Slavin Conservation Area Trailhead Enhancements

The trailhead parking area was originally designed to welcome a variety of recreational user groups and accommodate both passenger vehicles and horse trailers.  However, the area's rising popularity often means a full parking lot, and during peak times it can become difficult or impossible to park or maneuver a horse trailer.  To address the increasing demands, a new 20 vehicle paved parking lot is planned for the area west of the existing lot.  Once the new lot is completed, the existing gravel lot is expected to primarily serve vehicles towing horse trailers and as an overflow lot when necessary.  Also, as part of this project, drainage lines will be installed under the existing lot to address seasonal stormwater overflow.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING CONSTRUCTION, PARKING MAY BE LIMITED AND IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE PARKING LOT FOR BRIEF PERIODS.  Please continue to check this webpage for updates.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Timeline:

September 2-November 11, 2022 - Construction
Summer 2022 - Bidding.
Spring 2022 - Design and permitting.
February 2022 - Survey and mapping.

Funding:

James T. Slavin Ranch Conservation Area Endowment Fund.

Documents:

Construction Documents.  The new passenger vehicle lot will include asphalt paving as shown on C2.1.  August 2022.
Schematic Concept Plan Please note that the design may be modified as design proceeds taking into consideration a variety of design and permitting factors.  June 2021.

Additional Information:

Slavin Trailhead Webcam

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Project Contact:

Julie Neff, Park Project Manager | Landscape Architect
jneff@spokanecounty.org
509-477-2723