Coeur d’Alene Park and Rec Commission delays approving upgraded park due to lack of portapotty or other restrooms.
Slated to get a $275,000 upgrade one of downtown CdA’s gems, Sherman Park Square could have gravel paths replaced by grass, concrete additional trees and a water feature. The park is proposed to be a centennial celebration of Rotary’s impact on the city and highlighted by their generous donation, and renamed Coeur d’Alene Rotary Centennial Park.
The current park was converted from a building after a devastating fire in 1980 and remained privately owned until recently. The owners recently sold the park to a public/private partnership between ignitecda, the cities urban renewal agency, and the local Rotary chapter. Rotary is poised to invest an additional $275,000 in upgrades prior to transferring ownership to the city.
Park and Rec commissioners voiced concerns over lack of lavatory options in the 7884 sq ft park and determined that loss of parking stalls would be concerning. Parks and Rec director is concerned about the water feature maintenance and possibilities of soap pranks which have happened to the K27 Memorial at McEuen Park once over the last several years.