Location / Acreage
Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park
This park is an ongoing project between the City and Modie Park Conservancy, Inc. Modie Park’s official name is Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park because land donated by Donald and Ruth Modie in 1980 was the catalyst for this outdoor classroom. Property owned by the City of Lewiston and land donations from Doug and Susan Randall in 1996 brought the park to its present size of 15 acres.
A major donation from Regence BlueShield of Idaho provided funding to complete the Regence BlueShield Fitness Path through the park in 2000. City Parks and Recreation employees worked from October, 2006, through 2008 to complete parking, restroom, irrigation, plantings, and interpretative signs funded by a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. You can learn more about the features and future of Ruth Modie Park on their website. [www.modiepark.org]. Watch for web site improvements soon that will allow visitors to subscribe to a Modie Park e-news letter, or join Modie Park Conservancy.
Modie Park features:
- Regence BlueShield of Idaho Fitness Path
- 3 shelters for outdoor classes or picnics
- Interpretative signage
- Lois Rowland Butterfly Garden