In June of 2011, the Lake Spokane Parks & 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.
Tall Pines Park is generally an open community space dedicated to preserving natural habitat for walks, hiking, and family activities. It now has a gravel surfaced road and parking area generously funded with approximately $15,000 from the Stevens County 2012-13 budget. The project was completed in 2014.
1/4 mile south of State Route 291 on N. Viller Road.
The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has significant holdings in Stevens County, including the majority of public land in southern Stevens County. Through DNR’s Trust Land Transfer Program approximately fifty acres was transfered to the Lake Spokane Parks & Recreation District (LSPRD), by the DNR Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2015.
This wonderful 50-acre park property offers some of the best public viewing spots to overlook Lake Spokane (Long Lake). Currently, there is a small dirt parking area that leads to walk-in access to the park, in addition to the ridge trails that enter from the surrounding communities. 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.
Grants are currently being pursued for future playground and exercise trail additions.
One mile south of State Route 291 at the junction of N. Villier and Sundance Ln. Roads.