History of the Parks

The Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District (LSPRD) was authorized by  Stevens County Commissioners and District No. 1 and voters on November  4, 2008.  In 2009, the Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District was  established and encompasses the same jurisdictional boundaries as the  Stevens County portion of the Nine Mile Falls Unified School District.   This was the first county parks and recreation district established in  Stevens County.  

Park Information

Tall Pines Park

In  June of 2011, the Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District (LSPRD)  received a 50-year lease for 40 acres from the Washington Department of  Natural Resource (DNR).  This property is called Tall Pines Park and now  has a gravel surfaced road and parking area generously funded with  approximately $15,000 of .09 funds from Stevens County in 2012 and  2013.  The project was completed in 2014 with the budget allocations  provided.  

Eagle Bluff Park

The  State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has  significant holdings in Stevens County and their holdings constitute  some of the major public land in southern Stevens County.  Through DNR’s  Trust Land Transfer Program approximately fifty acres of DNR land was  approved for transfer to the Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District  (LSPRD), by the DNR Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2015.  This  parcel includes a recreation access easement located about one mile  south of State Route 291 and is directly south of the junction of  Villier and Sundance Roads.   

 This wonderful 50-acre park property offers some of the best public  viewing spots to overlook Lake Spokane (Long Lake). Currently, there is  no access to the park other than a temporary road used for the recent  logging of the property by DNR.  Access to the park  is by foot only, as  a parking area and road have not been developed.  The property has been  logged in the past by DNR and can generally be described as undeveloped  forest land with low value standing timber and associated vegetation of  the Interior Ponderosa Pine forest type.  In 2016, volunteers placed a  picnic table and two park benches.