McEuen Park Construction - Traffic Route, Parking, and available Boat Ramps
A PDF map is now availble that details traffic routes and parking that is available during the McEuen Park construction.
For alternate available boat ramps while the 3rd street launch is closed, please follow this link: Boat Ramps Map
Participating in a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run is definitely a challenge. But have you tried getting around Coeur d'Alene during Ironman?
After slightly more than a decade of races, many of us know what to expect: Road closures and detours at every turn. This year is no different. Beginning Thursday, the barricades and detour signs go up in preparation for this year's big race on Sunday.
"A lot of work goes into getting ready for this race," Coeur d'Alene Street Superintendent Tim Martin said. "Our top priority is to protect the athletes who will be using the roadways. At the same time, we want to help motorists get to where they need to go." Street crews will set up barricades and detours between Second Avenue and Independence Point from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
A free shuttle bus will begin operating in downtown Coeur d'Alene every day beginning Saturday, June 15th through Sunday, September 1st. The shuttle will pick up passengers at the south lot at City Hall and at the graded lot on Northwest Boulevard near Memorial Field. Both lots offer free parking. The shuttle service is the result of a partnership between the Downtown Association, Kootenai County, Citylink, and the City of Coeur d'Alene.
If you park in the lot off Northwest Boulevard, walk over to the small white building directly north of the Skateboard Park and across from the Spokesman Review Building to catch the shuttle. Disabled parking is also available at that location for access to the shuttle. The shuttle will make a repeating loop from the Northwest Boulevard lot, stopping along Lakeside at 2nd and 6th Streets, the south lot at City Hall, and then returning to the Northwest Boulevard Lot with stops on Lakeside at 6th, 4th and 2nd Streets. The loop will repeat from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Look for the special downtown bus that says Welcome to Coeur d'Alene!
The Coeur d'Alene Parks Department is hosting "The Iron Kids Fun Run" on June 20th at 6:00 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene City Park. This event, traditionally held on the Thursday before the Ironman competition, is a one mile fun run for kids up to 14 years old. Parents are welcome to run with their small children. The entry fee is $5 per child and all proceeds go to the Parks Department to help fund trails and bikeways. Each child will receive an Iron Kids T-Shirt and a medal for participating in the event. Register online at www.cdaidparks.org or at the Parks Department counter in City Hall at 710 East Mullan Avenue in Downtown Coeur d'Alene. Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 19th at 5 p.m. Postmark deadline is Thursday, June 13th.
Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) is seeking volunteers ages 13 and up to help with "Camp Allstars," a summer day camp for people who have special needs. The camp runs for 10 weeks, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., beginning June 10th through August 16th. Volunteers are vital to this program, so if you are seeking to have a fun and rewarding summer please call to see how you can become a volunteer with Specialized Needs Recreation. Volunteers choose their own schedule and it is not mandatory to volunteer every day.
The CDA TV Committee would like to know what programming the community is enjoying the Time Warner Channel 19 and what future programming the community would like to see.
Please take a moment out of your busy schedule and fill out a very quick survey. Just 10 super simple questions that will help us plan for the future. Please click on this link:
The 2013 Summer Arts for Youth Program begins in June! Sponsored by the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission, this award winning program offers classes for ages 5 through 15. Please CLICK HERE for program information.