After a wonderful response and involvement with the community, the first phase of renovation began in spring of 2015. Funding was secured to construct seven sand volleyball courts. Can you dig it? In addition, a new basketball court was added as part of an Eagle Scout project, partnering with the Spokane Hoopfest organization. Don't "pass" up this fun and recreational addition to the park!
In 2016, a championship sand volleyball court was constructed. Following that was a splash pad, as part of the neighborhood park improvement.
We are hoping to secure funding for the next phase, which would be a lighted perimeter path around the park, and four more sand volleyball courts.
Browns Park is a 8.2-acre park located at the corner of Pines Road and 32nd Ave., and featured four sand volleyball courts, in addition to other park features. The recently updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan recommended developing Browns Park as a destination sand volleyball complex for our region. It order to pursue this concept, staff embarked upon a public master planning process for the park to determine the public's level of support and interest for potential changes to the park. An extensive process was held with the neighborhood, community, and stakeholders. Design consultants prepared conceptual site plans that were displayed at the March 27, 2014 public input meeting. Based on input received from the public input meeting, below is the final conceptual Master Plan. This Plan was approved by City Council and provides a vision for future development and acts as a guide for revitalization of Browns Park. The future upgrades would include further expansion of the volleyball courts and improving the neighborhood park portion, with construction of new picnic shelters, restrooms, play equipment, splash pad, slacklining course, perimeter walking path, lighting, and additional parking.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Stone, Director of Parks and Recreation, at (509) 720-5400.
Click on this link for an enlarged version of the Browns Park Final Master Plan: