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Replacement and Modernization of Community Park Irrigation Systems for Holmberg, Northwoods, and Pine River Parks


On July 12th, 2022, the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners awarded up to $675,000 from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funding - through the Clean Water: Water Conservation ARP category - to Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf to replace and modernize irrigation systems at Holmberg, Northwoods, and Pine River community parks.  The goal is to reduce water consumption and allow for a responsive watering approach - adjusting to weather conditions to reduce the amount of water used at all four sites.  Many of these irrigation systems were designed and installed in the late-1980s-to-early-1990s before much of today’s irrigation technology was available.

Anticipated Project Timeline:

Design Phase:  completed April 24, 2023
Procurement for Construction Contractor:  May 1, 2023 – May 24, 2023
Construction Phase:  August 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023
Project Closeout:  December 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Project Budget:

$675,000 (American Rescue Plan Act – Spokane County)


  • 9/8/23: Holmberg Park will be under construction for the month of September and into early October.  During construction on the irrigation system, there will be limited access to the playground and picnic shelter.  Please observe all safety measures put in place by the contractor.
  • 12/11/23: Northwoods Park irrigation installation was completed in early September and the new irrigation system was fully operational during the fall until winterized in late October.  Holmberg Park installation was completed in early December.  All equipment relating to construction has been removed by the contractor and public access has been fully restored.  The construction phase for Pine River Park has been extended to April 30th, 2024. Park patrons can expect to see construction work occurring in Pine River Park throughout late winter and early spring. As always, please observe all safety measures put in place by the contractor.


Project Contact(s):

Brendan Bemis, Parks Operations Assistant Manager | bbemis@spokanecounty.org or (509) 926-4616

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