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Location 1

Cliff Park

4.2 acres

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Spokane is blessed indeed to have the facilities for getting so many persons even this far 'back to nature.' No expensive trips to lakes or beaches are required. There is a picnic spot in walking distance of almost every home. Spokane Chronicle, "Spokane Takes its Supper under Trees in Parks," 1916

Olmsted advocated preserving the natural cliff-like formation and rocky outcroppings in this park, and suggested placing vines along the less-attractive sides of the rocks and installing stone walkways to allow visitors splendid views of the city. The plan suggests adding small apparatus to attract children, but advised that young visitors should be kept far from the ledge for safety. Olmsted advised the Board to plant a number of trees to provide shade, but warned against foliage that may grow large enough to obstruct views.