LEWISTON – On Monday, the city of Lewiston announced it was moving forward with the development of a 187-acre Community Park project in the Lewiston orchards. Lewiston Community Park will be located on land north of Warner Avenue adjacent to the Lewiston High School Campus.
The city says the project, which includes numerous new recreational amenities and opportunities to gather as a community, has been in the planning stages for over 20 years.
The master design plan features include: A Central Community Plaza, Main playground, Splash Pad, four Little League baseball fields, a four-field adult Softball Complex, a 48-unit RV Park, a multi-purpose field, an Amphitheater/Events Center, Disc Golf Course, Bike Park, Sand Volleyball Courts, Trails and Natural Open Space.
Central Community Plaza – A large, two-tiered plaza with trellised promenade, two performing stage areas, raised planting beds, tree-shaded areas, restrooms, and four courtyard areas for accommodating various community activities.
Main playground – A new playground featuring a large iconic climbing structure. Includes innovative play equipment (zip lines, spinning and climbing structures), tot lot separated from older children’s play area, slides, and swings, with elements of all-inclusive play design and safety surfacing.
Splash Pad – A large splash pad with interactive river. Features include various types of ground sprays – arching, bubbling, and vertical, overhead fixtures, river “Jet Boats”, bridges, and rock features. Shaded areas also provided for relaxing out of the sun.
Little League baseball fields – Four baseball fields which includes one championship field. Complex includes a building for concessions, restrooms, and scorekeeping, covered dugouts, covered spectator seating, synthetic turf infields and natural turf outfields, and adjacent picnic pavilion and playground.
Softball Complex – Four softball fields (quad) which includes one championship field. Also provided is shaded stadium seating and a central building for concessions, restrooms, and scorekeeping, tensioned mesh net backstop, hard-covered dugouts, synthetic turf infields, and natural turf outfields.
RV Park – A 48-unit RV camping park for short-term guests during tournaments and special events. Park includes water and sewer hookups, central shower/laundry building, and check-in mini-store.
Multi-purpose field – Large field that can accommodate full-sized or youth soccer, football, and lacrosse activities.
Amphitheater/Events Center – A formal amphitheater setting with tiered fixed seating, stage area, supporting restroom and catering building, and an open pavilion. Designed to host weddings, receptions, and other smaller private and public events.
Disc golf course – 18-hole course with large areas of open natural terrain with trees and other vegetation, and areas alongside developed trails and other turf areas.
Bike park – Includes bike trails with ramps, jumps, pump track, and skills course.
Sand volleyball courts – Two lighted courts.
Natural open space – Large tract of land forming a meadow environment with trees, native vegetation, and grasses to attract pollinators, birds, and other small wildlife. Informal unpaved trails provide pedestrian access for those looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature
Trails – Pedestrian and bike trails wide enough for couples, small groups, and families with strollers to walk around the perimeter or select shorter loops through the park. Connections provided to all major park amenities. Also includes unpaved trails for nature walks.
The approved Community Park Master Plan can be viewed below.