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Liberty Lake joins Centennial Trail council, will maintain 2.2 miles of trail

Nina CulverMay 23, 2019

The city of Liberty Lake is now a voting member of the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council and will take over maintenance of 2.2 miles of trail that runs along the northern edge of the city limits.

“As the north side of the city grows with all the houses going in, the trail becomes more and more used by our citizens,” said Jennifer Camp, the city’s operations and maintenance director. “The city sees it as an amenity even though it’s not within the city limits. It’s on the border.”

The section of trail the city is now responsible for was previously managed by Spokane County. The trail is owned by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Each jurisdiction along its 40-mile length in Spokane County pays a $20,000 maintenance fee every year. The Coordinating Council votes on how to spend that money.

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