Spokane Parks and Recreation

Spokane Parks and Recreation Stewards to thousands of acres of green space and providers of recreation for all ages and abilities!

10/12/2023

This Saturday, October 14th, acclaimed writer and teacher Jack Nisbet will be giving a presentation at St Stephens Episcopal Church (5720 S Perry St) that investigates the human and natural history of the bluff through time. Jack will focus on the geologic upheavals that formed the area, the fish that sustained people for millennia, the moment when Canadian fur traders arrived, and the impact of the last two centuries on the drainage itself. After the presentation, Jack will lead a small group on a hike to experience his talking points firsthand.

The presentation will take place in St Stephens' Parish Hall, which has plenty of room so RSVP is not required. However, space in the post-lecture hike is limited, so anyone who's interested should contact Sam at St Stephens at 509-448-2255 to reserve their spot.

Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the presentation will begin at 10. Please park in the upper lot. There are two entrances into the lot, one on 57th and one on Perry St. Enter the Parish Hall through the red doors.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have any other questions.

The 164 official "Friends" found out last week, but there are still a few slots open! Any donation makes you a "Friend" - learn more here: friendsofthebluff.org/friends

Riverfront Spokane's iconic lilac butterfly has taken flight again, and Spokane Parks and Recreation invites the communi...
10/12/2023

Riverfront Spokane's iconic lilac butterfly has taken flight again, and Spokane Parks and Recreation invites the community to a ribbon cutting tomorrow, October 13 at 1 p.m.

Spokane Parks and Recreation & Riverfront Spokane invite the community to join us for a special ribbon-cutting event this Friday, October 13 at 1pm, celebrating the iconic lilac butterfly's reinstallation. https://my.spokanecity.org/parksrec/news/2023/10/11/ribbon-cutting-friday-for-riverfronts-renovated-lilac-butterfly/

10/06/2023

Grant Park's new playground is officially open!

The new playground includes a saucer swing, rope climbers, merry go round, and monkey bars for children to enjoy climbing, swinging, and spinning together.

Grant Park is located at the corner of 10th and Arthur.

Construction and equipment cost $98,000, funded by American Rescue Plan funds designated by the City Council and the Spokane Parks & Recreation budget.

The Riverfront Park butterfly is back and better than ever!
10/05/2023

The Riverfront Park butterfly is back and better than ever!

10/05/2023

The rich hues of autumn are returning to Riverfront, painting the town in shades of gold and red once again! 均
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10/02/2023

The new Liberty Park playground is open! The renovated park includes a new 4,000+ square foot playground, with a rubberized walking surface, equipment selected by neighborhood children. A renovated restroom facility and large picnic pavilion is also onsite.

Adjacent to the playground, a disc golf course is already seeing great use. A tournament to celebrate the new course is planned for Saturday, Nov. 4.

The new Liberty Park Playground is officially open!The renovated playground includes a new 4,000+ square foot play area ...
09/30/2023

The new Liberty Park Playground is officially open!

The renovated playground includes a new 4,000+ square foot play area with semi-custom equipment for children ages 2 12, custom rubberized surfacing to better accommodate people with varied mobility, and renovated restroom facilities.

Playground equipment was selected based on feedback from workshops with neighborhood children, who were asked what they wanted to see at their local playground. The renovation design was also influenced by community input via a survey and the Parks & Natural Lands Master Plan.

Libertys renovation project brings together seven partners to revitalize the playground and basketball court. Partners are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Spokane Public Library, Spokane City Council, and Spokane Parks & Recreation.

Spokane sunsets are the best sunsets.
09/29/2023

Spokane sunsets are the best sunsets.

09/29/2023

This afternoon, we cut the ribbon and officially opened phase I of the Susie Stephens Trail.

When fully completed, the .7-mile connector trail named for environmentalist and well-known bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate, Susie Stephens, will span from Woodland Center in Finch Arboretum to the intersection of 13th Ave. and Lindeke St., where it will connect with the Fish Lake Trail.

Susie Stephens was a bicyclist, environmentalist, activist, world traveler, and well-known bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate whose life was cut short when she was struck by a bus at a crosswalk in 2002.

Since then, her mother, Nancy MacKerrow, has been honoring Susies legacy through the creation of The Susie Forest, which is responsible for the planting of hundreds of trees in Spokane and across the globe.

MacKerrow donated $100K, serves as a fitting continuation of honoring Susies legacy as an environmentalist and as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate.

Our activity guide has you covered for fall classes, trips, tours, sports, martial arts, health & wellness activities an...
09/28/2023

Our activity guide has you covered for fall classes, trips, tours, sports, martial arts, health & wellness activities and fun events through December! Find it online, at your local library, grocery store, or City Hall.

Summer and Fall adventures await!

Can't wait!
09/26/2023

Can't wait!

Riverfront's iconic lilac butterfly will again get its wings next month, as it is reconstructed after high winds brought it down in January 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin around October 2, and last 1-2 weeks. An official opening date will be announced pending construction progress.

09/26/2023

VENDOR OPPORTUNITY
We're looking for vendors to participate in our Riverfront Market - Small Business Saturday event from 12-7pm on Nov. 25, 2023! bit.ly/riverfrontmarket
Vendor Fee: Indoor Booth - $50 | Outdoor Booth - $25
Application Deadline: Nov. 8

Trail Closure Notice 儭
09/26/2023

Trail Closure Notice 儭

Full Trail Closure Schedule and Map

Construction to rebuild a two-mile stretch of the Metro to Sunset transmission line is nearing completion. One of the last steps involves installing and pulling the new transmission wire connecting all the poles.

It is very important that trail users stay away from the trails during the full trail closure due to the dangerous nature of having four phases of wire strung in the air. While stringing, the belly of the wire can sag and come close to the ground which is a safety hazard. Avista wants to keep everyone safe.

The Trails will be Fully Closed as follows:

Wed, Sept 27 Sat, Sept 30 from 7:00am 5:30pm
Mon, Oct 2 from 7:00am 5:30pm
The trails will be open as follows:

In the evenings after 5:30pm (the wire will be safely secured overnight)
Sun, Oct 1 All Day

So long summer. Hello fall.
09/23/2023

So long summer. Hello fall.

Get paid to share your love for the outdoors! Our Outdoor Recreation program is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to lead grou...
09/22/2023

Get paid to share your love for the outdoors! Our Outdoor Recreation program is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to lead group adventures on our local trails and public lands. Click the link to learn more and apply today!

GET PAID SHARING YOUR LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS!The Outdoor Recreation program is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to lead group adventures on our local trails and public lands!This individual will be responsible for conducting programs on-site, interacting with the public, and representing the agency in a...

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: Spokane is receiving $12 million in grants aimed at improving the tree canopy in our community!Funds...
09/21/2023

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: Spokane is receiving $12 million in grants aimed at improving the tree canopy in our community!

Funds will be used to plant and care for trees in areas of Spokane where fewer exist to create more equitable canopy coverage, and provide community forestry education.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Spokane will receive $12 million in grants aimed at improving the tree canopy in our community.

09/10/2023

The goats from Healing Hooves Natural Vegetation Management are back to help mitigate fire risk in natural areas by reducing brush and tree sapling density.

Nice work, Spokane Disc Golf Club volunteers!
09/09/2023

Nice work, Spokane Disc Golf Club volunteers!

09/08/2023

Sept 9-17, see the Corbin Art Center in period reproduction decor and furnishings, tour the house, speak with interior designers and purchase items on display. Tickets are $10 and allow access for the duration of the event. Register at http://SpokaneRec.org or in person at 507 W 7th Ave.

08/30/2023
Pig Out In the Park has begun!!!
08/30/2023

Pig Out In the Park has begun!!!

A little rain can't stop us from having a great time! Pig Out in the Park 2023 is officially ON Come down to Riverfront Park from 11am to 10pm daily, today until September 4th.

08/24/2023

The last splash at City aquatic centers is just for the dogs! Spokane Parks and Recreation is partnering with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. to have fun and raise funds for High Bridge Dog Park with their annual Doggie Dip event. https://my.spokanecity.org/recreation/aquatics/programs/

08/24/2023

Due to staffing constraints, Hillyard pool will be closed for afternoon open swim today (8/24). A.M. Cannon and Comstock will be closed for afternoon open swim tomorrow (8/25). Evening open swim will take place as usual.

08/24/2023

TONIGHT 8/24 - Rebelution takes the Spokane Pavilion stage with Iration , The Expendables , Passafire & DJ MACKLE! Here's everything you need to know before you go:
Ticket Office hours 2:30- 8PM
Doors at 4pm
Show at 5pm
恫 A "NO BAG LINE" will be available on the north end of the Pavilion. Restricted items for this line includes bags, chairs, coolers, and blankets.
Tickets for tonight's show will be available at the ticket office for $44.50.
Spokane Pavilion concerts are rain or shine. No re-entry is allowed after exiting the venue.
Food trucks includeSengsational Cuisine, Big Rod's Texas BBQ, Madfire Kitchen & Catering, & Jerry's, Woodard family farms glutenfree doughnuts. Food trucks are located inside of the venue and will start serving when the doors open at 4:00pm.
A full list of our prohibited/permitted items is available here: https://www.spokanepavilion.com/faq/ -faq
Parking is available in all Riverfront Spokane lots. Pricing and additional downtown parking information can be found here: https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfro.../visitor-info/parking/
More info at www.spokanepavilion.com/faq
Photo by: Miles Bergsma Photography

Did you know Spokane is hosting the 2023 BWF  Badminton World Federation Junior Championship September 24-October 8?Spo...
08/22/2023

Did you know Spokane is hosting the 2023 BWF Badminton World Federation Junior Championship September 24-October 8?

Spokane Sports is looking for volunteers who want to get involved with the surging sports scene in Spokane. You will be a key part of the event and directly involved with the badminton matches. Shifts are flexible volunteers can sign up for as many or few as you wish. Training, apparel, parking, admission, and meals will be provided at no cost. Get up close to the action and be a part of Spokane history!

The last splash at City pools is just for the dogs! City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is partnering with SpokAnimal C.A...
08/22/2023

The last splash at City pools is just for the dogs! City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is partnering with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. to have fun and raise funds for the High Bridge Dog Park with their annual Doggie Dip event.

Dog owners can bring $10 to the pool the day of each event (drop-ins welcome!). Dogs must be well-mannered, healthy, and attended to by an owner who has proof of an up-to date rabies vaccination. Only dogs in the pool during Doggie Dip.

2023 Doggie Dip Schedule

Doggie Dip: Comstock Pool Sun. 8/27, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Doggie Dip: Shadle PoolMon. 8/28, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Doggie Dip: Liberty PoolTues. 8/29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

08/20/2023

儭 NOTICE: All City of Spokane aquatic centers will be closed Monday (8/21) due to air quality concerns.

08/20/2023

儭 NOTICE: All City of Spokane golf courses are closed today due to poor air quality. The Little Spokane River shuttle and kayak rentals are also canceled.

08/19/2023

Hey park bench fans, we've made the decision to close for the day. Our thoughts are with those affected by the nearby fires! we will keep you all updated for tomorrow!

08/19/2023

NOTICE: All City Aquatic Centers are closed for open swim due to poor air quality. The Little Spokane River Shuttle and Kayak Rentals are also canceled today, 8/19.

08/19/2023

The is buzzing with excitement as attendees wait for and to take the stage!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Catherine Betts Williams (Miss Spokane 1939-1946) getting her skis ready at Manito Park! Photo by Ch...
12/22/2022

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Catherine Betts Williams (Miss Spokane 1939-1946) getting her skis ready at Manito Park!
Photo by Charles Libby via the Tony and Suzanne Bamonte Collection

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12/21/2022

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Photo by: Caili Hartman

Therapeutic Recreation Services is looking for volunteer snowboard instructors for our Powderhounds program! The Powderh...
12/21/2022

Therapeutic Recreation Services is looking for volunteer snowboard instructors for our Powderhounds program! The Powderhound program teaches people ages 6 + with developmental disabilities to ski or snowboard. More info

Love to ski or snowboard? Help those with disabilities enjoy a day on the mountain and get discounted passes! Parks & Recreation's Therapeutic Recreation Services offers participants with physical and/or developmental disabilities winter recreational opportunities with their Adaptive Ski & Snowboard...

Poinsettia Sale TOMORROW (Wednesday 12/21)!11 AM to 2 PM at the Gaiser Conservatory in ManitoAll proceeds support Manito...
12/21/2022

Poinsettia Sale TOMORROW (Wednesday 12/21)!
11 AM to 2 PM at the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito
All proceeds support Manito Park

Poinsettia Sale

Wednesday, December 21st
11 AM to 2 PM
All proceeds support Manito Park

The Gaiser Conservatory may be closed for repairs, but we have an opportunity for you to bring home a high-quality poinsettia this Wednesday, December 21st. From 11 AM until 2 PM, drive up to the doors of the Gaiser Conservatory, and a volunteer from The Friends of Manito will greet you and take your poinsettia order in exchange for a donation. Take a poinsettia home with any $25 donation to The Friends of Manito, and help support Manito Park. Please bring cash or checks written out to The Friends of Manito. These are poinsettias carefully cared for, and unavailable at local retailers.

It's not too late to take advantage of our 2023 golf pass sale! Now is the perfect time to purchase a Players Pass, Loya...
12/21/2022

It's not too late to take advantage of our 2023 golf pass sale! Now is the perfect time to purchase a Players Pass, Loyalty Pass, or Unlimited Pass and find some great savings. Call or visit any of the four City of Spokane golf courses, City Hall, or call 311 to purchase your 2023 passes. Must purchase by Dec 31!

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808 W Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA
99201

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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+15096256200

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I have my 12 year old God daughter visiting from Vegas and want to show her some amazing adventures in Spokane/CDA area. Any suggestions? Beaches, lakes, easy hikes, fun stuff to do?
Are splash pads open?
You were looking for innovative ideas for preventing this fallen tree thing, that's been going on for a very long time. It results in million of dollars in damage. The taller a tree is, the more wind it catches, and the more it sways. The more it sways, the more apt it is to falling or snapping. Hire or use contracts to limit the height of pines in the parks to 100 feet. Nothing past that would noticeable anyway. The wood could be used to sell and offset some of the cost. As it is the standing codes limit individuals, with trees up to 30 feet from the roadway, from removing even dead trees without a long process and permitting process. The city controls them. With that said, the city wants no liability in keeping them safe and trimmed/topped. You are limited to a percentage you can even trim back. Old thinking. Time to think outside the box. My 2 cents worth anyway.
You need to clean the porta potty at Mission Park by Avista. Of course, you'll have to evict the junkies shooting up inside it first.
FYI one of the new little trees on the west side of Byrne Park has been partially uprooted and needs to be replanted. Looks like a skimpy root system so chances are slim that it will survive but if you wait until spring the tree will definitely die.
Happened upon this guy in Riverfront Park!
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Can the bathrooms at Sky Prarie park be opened up? There are a lot of soccer practices for younger kids going on in the park this fall.
Two Million dollars in unspent SNAP food program money is still available for k-12 students in spokane area schools. Easy to apply no soc.sec numbers needed just do it if you need it ! Ends on 11 sept. Please share with those in need.
The recently-remodeled bridge between the park and The Centennial already has many boards which are significantly warping to the point of becoming tripping hazards. Is the City or Parks Department pursuing a fix?
Wow! Manito Park from the air!
Seems odd that you'd give a contract to Ben & Jerry's for a park cafe with this type background.

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