Nick Snyder, Kootenai County’s Parks and Waterways director, has received the OK from county commissioners to further explore the concept of an ORV park and will hear funding options from Idaho Parks and Recreation on Oct. 28.
“Everything is conceptual,” said Snyder, adding that a site hasn’t been nailed down. “But there is a need. There’s enough private citizens and (government interest) that see the need, that we can do better. A park like this would be hugely popular. Recreation is a staple of our economy.”
The concept includes riding trails for ATVs, dirt bikes, endurocross, snowcross and four-wheel drive vehicles, a children’s ride area, training site, campground, oval flat track, RV parking, a small dog park, loading area and picnic site.
“We’d love to have a minimum of 700 acres,” said Snyder, adding that is about the size of a park in Spokane. “But we’d like to see it be between 1,000 and 1,500 acres. We want it park-like, but designated and developed in the sense of lighting, restrooms and pathways.
‘Disneyland for ORVs’ envisioned BRIAN WALKER/Staff Writer The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 11 comments