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Spring 2024 E-News

Hello Loreen,

Beginning in mid-April the first 14 miles of the Spokane River Centennial Trail will temporarily close while the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission resurfaces the trail with a new layer of asphalt. The project is anticipated for completion in early September.

The project area extends from the Washington/Idaho state line to the Donkey Islands Trailhead in Millwood. The new asphalt will provide trail users with a new, smooth surface to walk, run, bike and ride.

Much of the Centennial Trail’s surface is the original 1989-1994 asphalt from the trail’s construction. The aging asphalt has reached the end of its service life and has areas with edge sloughing, tree root damage and surface cracking that cause ADA compliance issues. These repairs will allow the Centennial Trail to continue serving millions of visitors for the next 25 years.

For the most-to-date information about the Centennial Trail asphalt overlay project and its related closures and re-openings, click here.

Asphalt Overlay Phase 2 Needs Your Input!

Washington State Parks is the process of developing a grant application to the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office (“RCO”) to seeking funding for the Phase 2 Renovation of the Centennial Trail.


Phase 2 is currently envisioned to encompass Miles 27-38, beginning at TJ Meenach Bridge and proceeding west through Riverside State Park to Carlson Road. The exact number of miles to be addressed in Phase 2 will depend on funding received, project elements, and bid results. If the grant application is successful, the project could begin construction as soon as 2027.


To assist Washington State Parks in the development of the RCO grant application, staff have developed a brief online survey (see link below) to inform this effort. The survey will be open for one week, so please click here and share your thoughts today!

Unveiling the Trail for Earth Day!

Thanks to hundreds of Adopt-a-Mile and community group volunteers, the Spokane River Centennial Trail will be cleaned of debris and weeds in celebration of Earth Day. Please watch out for volunteers while you enjoy your trail and thank you for doing your part to steward the Centennial Trail and adjacent parklands every day.

Thank you, Friends of the Centennial Trail Members and Adopt-a-Mile Partners!

Individual and Family Membership

John Yoo, Sharon McEvoy, Jeffrey & Colleen Nolting, Marlene & Gary Lock, Craig & Diane Smith, Mary Ann & Roger Bosky, Marie & Clifford Hackney, Ronald Harris, Meaghan Lane, Joan Menzies, Kimberly Meyer, David Adams, Laurie Connelly, Tom Sahlberg.

Century & Millennium Club Members

Gary & Sheila Prugh, Naomi Franklin, Paul Grubb, Joey & Paula Reagan, Jean Greene, Swartley Donor Fund at Innovia Foundation, James & Joan O’Hare, The Hobnailers, Inc., Victoria Mayes & Jonathan Newkirk, William Simer & Renee Rolando, Brian Vandenburg.

Make Centennial Trail Advocacy Possible! Become a Friends of the Centennial Trail Member Here
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Golden Rules

It takes our whole community to keep your Centennial Trail clean and safe. A reminder, please dial 911 to report illegal or dangerous activity while you are on the trail, use the buddy system, carry a cell phone, and leave valuables out of vehicles when parking at trailheads. 

Lack of etiquette is the biggest complaint we receive. Please keep to the right and pass on the left, keep your dogs on a short leash, and stay below the 15-mph speed limit. The Centennial Trail is NOT a training ground for cycling events or a place to speed on e-bikes or scooters. Review State Parks Rules, Safety & Etiquette here.

Happy Spring!

Loreen McFaul, Executive Director Friends of the Centennial Trail

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