Check out this video about Spokane Valley’s Appleway Trail. The 5.1-mile paved pathway is designed for walkers, runners, and cyclists. Improvements to the Appleway Trail have been in progress since 2015, and Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services to the City of Spokane Valley for this project.
#WorksiteWednesday At Union Stadium in the Mead School District, crews are putting the finishing touches on the field and stadium that will serve Mead and Mt. Spokane high schools. These images feature the installation of the play clock, artificial turf, and scoreboard. Also included: paving progress of the upper parking lot and the beautiful new soccer field.
#ThrowbackThursday Due to Spokane’s weather and poorly-draining natural turf field’s condition, Spokane Falls Community College’s infield was only for use about half the year and was not conducive for soccer play. Bernardo Wills Architects was tasked with replacing the natural grass field with a multi-use synthetic turf system. The project also included the installation of an irrigation system to cool and wash the synthetic field, and minor patch and repair work of the synthetic surfacing of the running track and field events. With these improvements, teams can utilize the field for practice and competition throughout the year in safe conditions, and more athletes will benefit from the play surface.
Check out this construction progress at the North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park! LaRiviere is busy bringing the plans to life, alongside the ID Sculpture crews that are nearing completion on the hand-carved splash pad walls and climbing elements. The playground is scheduled for completion in early spring 2021.
The Spokesman-Review took a tour of the North Bank Playground site last week. Spokane Parks Garrett Jones explained the true purpose of the park – to provide an opportunity to learn about our region’s history through play, as well as the importance of investment in public spaces during these strange times: “We’re still making these community investments…during a time of crisis, the community need their public spaces. They need their parks.” Check out the full article for more.
#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Stadium & Performing Arts Complex is nearing completion. Here are some progress shots of the stadium and turf field. This new stadium will serve as the location for the Mt. Spokane and Mead High School home football games and soccer matches, as well as a performance and practice field for the robust marching-band programs. Bernardo Wills Architects has provided landscape architecture services to ALSC Architects on this project.
#ThrowbackThursday to our first company rafting trip in 2015. Since then, our trip has grown to include every family in the office, with 2019’s trip growing to 80 people camping together for two nights. We have greatly missed our big team-building event this year, but know there will be much to celebrate when we emerge from the challenges brought by COVID-19. Go, Team!
The War Memorial Field improvement project in Sandpoint, Idaho is complete! We are thrilled with the results and are excited about the future of Sandpoint recreation at War Memorial Field. Much more to come.
#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Performing Arts and Athletic Complex is taking shape and will be completed this fall.
#WorksiteWednesday The North Bank Playground Site is taking shape. Aerial imagery shows the new roof on the picnic pavilion, the graded basketball courts, curbing around the playground, the concrete wall separating the playground and the skate park, the west wall of the O&M building going up and a very busy construction site. Rough grading and curbing at the parking lot has also been started.