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Pleasant Valley Community Park

Current Status:
Design and construction of this park in on hold due to lack of funding. It is not known when work might resume. More information.

A preliminary master plan was developed in 2005, but has not yet been finalized or approved by the Board of Clark County Commissioners. Once funding is available, project staff will re-introduce the master plan to neighbors and allow for additional input before finalizing the plan.

General Information:
Pleasant Valley Park is a 40 acre community park adjacent to Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle Schools, located at 14320 NE 50th Avenue. Glenwood Little League and Prairie Soccer currently use the adjacent school site for league practices and games.

The preliminary master plan for this park project includes the following improvements:

  • Twelve additional parking spots would be added on the southeast corner of the existing school parking lot for park and school use, as well as additional parking along Salmon Creek Road for trail and creek access.
  • A park center near the southwest corner of the existing soccer fields would be constructed. The park center would contain a playground for ages 2-12 that is unique and not duplicate what the school district has. The existing gazebo would stay in its current location but would expand the concrete surface around it for additional tables. Bike racks, benches, tables and a restroom would complete the central area.
  • A new pedestrian entrance on NE 50th Avenue would connect the street to the park by a new trail. A low growing flower garden and rock wall would great visitors at the NE 143rd entrance. The final alignment of the trail leading from NE 50th Avenue into the park will be shifted away from adjacent homes to the south when the master plan is finalized.
  • A variety of trail systems would be constructed: 10-foot wide asphalt trails around the upper end of the site, while crushed rock and wood chips would be utilized on the lower end along Salmon Creek. These trail systems would be interlinked and will connect to the WSU trail system.
  • The existing pole barn on lower shelf will remain for educational purposes. Stream bank and wetland enhancement would occur to protect existing stream banks from abuse from uncontrolled access. Trees and benches around the upper shelf for shade and habitat would be added. The storm water facilities would be re-vegetated to lessen the man-made look and create a habitat and visual tie to the natural environment along Salmon Creek. The existing pond on the NW end would be cleaned up and protected, creating a grotto effect. The overall plan would incorporate low natural rock walls to enhance the natural beauty and structure of the site.

Meeting Notes

Contact Information:

  • Jeff Mize, Public Information Outreach Manager
    Clark County Public Works
    360-397-6118 ext. 4398