View of the check dam at Reaney Park, taken February 2018.
Structure marking the location of Reaney Park, taken February 2018.
Backstory and Context
Pullman’s downtown developed on the south bank of the river, and the backs of Main Street buildings overlook the river. The area now known as River Park extends from Spring Street to Kamiaken Street and is adjacent to the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail; the non-profit Pullman Civic Trust spearheaded both projects. The organization is comprised of more than 700 volunteers and has worked hard to promote civic and environmental projects in Pullman. Successful projects for the group include River Park, the Bill Chipman Trail, the Three-Forks Wayside, numerous trail markers, and tree-planting along Professional Mall Boulevard.1