The Spokane County Board of Commissioners has voted to purchase an eight-acre piece of land overlooking Latah Creek for $560,000. The money will come from the county’s Conservation Futures program and preserves the land for public use in perpetuity.
A few years ago, the popular hiking and mountain biking spot, located west of Maple Boulevard and Cedar Street between 17th and 21st Avenues, was slated to become Ashland Estates, a 20-home development. But neighboring residents fought the proposal and convinced developers that the land should remain undeveloped.

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