News Release 11-064
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559
Nikki Fields, (360) 902-8658
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Mount Spokane State Park mountain bike survey launched
Nov. 2, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to answer an online survey to help us understand what kinds of mountain biking opportunities people would like to see at Mount Spokane State Park.
In 2009, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission completed a Comprehensive Trail Plan for Mount Spokane State Park. In 2010, the mountain biking community asked the Commission to develop a plan to specifically address trail issues relating to mountain biking and to help improve mountain biking opportunities in the park. State Parks staff have begun working with the community on this plan. The first step is a survey.
The survey questions focus on how park visitors use the trail system now and on how to improve the system to better meet the needs of bicyclists. “We hope to hear from anyone who is interested in mountain biking issues at Mount Spokane,” said Nikki Fields, parks planner. “This survey is very important because it will help guide our choices as we develop a mountain bike plan for the park.”
The Commission encourages the public to take part in the survey online at http://www.parks.wa.gov/plans/mtspokanemtnbike/. Responses will be accepted through Dec. 16 and are limited to one survey per person. For more information, email email@example.com or contact Nikki Fields at (360) 902-8658.
Mount Spokane State Park is a 13,919-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains, northeast of Spokane. The forested park features stands of old-growth timber and granite rock outcroppings. It typically receives 300 inches of snow in the winter.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Washington State Parks is now on Twitter at WaStatePks_NEWS and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.