See the complete video presentation of these projects here: https://youtu.be/_uSjkK-tuDs 
Coeur d'Alene Rotary Lake Coeur d’Alene Experience

The CDA Rotary Lake Coeur d’Alene Experience will be located within the eastern wing of the new Museum of North Idaho/JC White House adjacent to McEuen Park.

The new, modern museum will be a premier regional attraction with dynamic, interactive,
educational, and reflective learning experiences that informs and inspires connections to the unique heritage of Coeur d’Alene Region and prepares us for the future.
 
The CDA Rotary Lake Coeur d’Alene Experience will occupy approximately 400 square feet and include historical and modern interactive educational displays and learning materials that bring to life this integral relationship between land, water, and man. The area will be branded as our Centennial gift to the community and feature our Rotary wheel as part of an interactive steamboat display.
 
Visibility & Impact:  The museum estimates 14,000-15,000 visitors will experience the new year-round facility including over 3,000 school age children from the community.  The project would be “branded” with Rotary as the visionary cornerstone in the future evolution of our relationship with the Lake, the community, and the CDA Rotary Club for the next 100 years. 
 
Cost: $250,000 to complete the Experience exhibit. Other funds applied for would enhance the Eastern Wing but are not required for the Experience.
 
Estimated Timeline for Completion: Spring 2022, with a free-standing commemorative structure temporarily installed in the White House. Upon completion of the east wing exhibit hall (late 2022) the commemorative structure will be relocated and permanently installed in the east wing.
 
Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park
The Sherman Square Park is a 75’x105’ (7,875 sq ft/ 0.18 acre) “pocket-park” located between 3rd & 4th Streets (between Pita Pit & Bear Paw Cookies) on the south side of Sherman Avenue where the former Woolworth’s once stood until burning to the ground in 1980. Local business leaders joined forces in 1986 to convert the deteriorating site into the current Sherman Square Park.
 
The parcel is privately owned by a family in Seattle and is being offered for sale exclusively to the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club, in conjunction with Ignite CdA (the local urban renewal district).
 
The site would be renamed into perpetuity as a public park, the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park, and the Club would have control over the development of the park elements. These improvements would involve prominent Rotary branding and signage, and could include amenities such as new landscaping, a fountain or other water feature, historical exhibits, interactive informational displays, a stage or music venue with new lighting, and much more – all available for year-round public use. 
 
After completion of our Club’s chosen improvements, ownership would eventually be transferred to the City of Coeur d’Alene in 2022 as a perpetual gift to the community, and thereafter managed and maintained by the City of CDA and preserved as the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park.
 
Visibility & Impact:  The park is centrally located in downtown CDA and is estimated to see an average of over one-hundred thousand visitors per year. The Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park will serve as a place to visit and host events. 
 
Cost:
Property Price:  $525,000. $500,000 has been committed from Ignite CDA for preservation of the existing property to remain as a park; an additional $25,000 would be required from CDA Rotary. 
Improvements:  Up to $275,000 from CDA Rotary for improvements to the park to commemorate CDA Rotary Club’s Centennial. 
 
Estimated Timeline for Completion: Spring 2022
 
Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club Centennial Fountain
Fred A. Blackwell was an instrumental figure in the history of Coeur d’Alene during the early 1900s. An ambitious developer and businessman, he and his associates built the CdA and Spokane Electric Line (electric railroad), the Idaho and Washington Northern Railway, and numerous lumber companies. Blackwell also developed a 20-acre public park along the waterfront of Lake Coeur d’Alene. “Blackwell’s Park” was one of the most attractive parks in the Inland Empire, featuring walkways, gardens, and fountains. This park is known today as Coeur d’Alene City Park.
 
The proposal would be to re-create the Show Fountain that was originally located where the current basketball courts in CDA City Park are today.  The new fountain would celebrate CDA Rotary Club’s Centennial with the Rotary Logo in the overall design and Rotary Legacy stones placed around the footprint of the fountain. 
 
The City of Coeur d’Alene would maintain the fountain and recommends locating the new fountain on the site of the current Museum of North Idaho building, giving the fountain a prominent location along Northwest Boulevard as a showpiece to City Park and the lake.
 
Visibility & Impact:  Each year, over one hundred thousand people visit the Coeur d’Alene City Park.  The fountain would provide visibility and recognition of the many worthwhile programs and activities of the Rotary Club.
 
Cost: $300,000
 
Timeline: Dependent on the relocation of the North Idaho Museum and subsequent site preparation.  City of CDA also indicated project could be completed by Spring 2022 in a different location in the CDA City Park if the club would prefer this timeline. 
 
Centennial Projects Presentation