City details Fourth of July activities, closures

Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:42 p.m.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on July 4.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling is on a normal cycle because the holiday is on a Saturday.

Here are some additional closures and cancellations:

  • The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed on Saturday, July 4.
  • All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4, and the Shadle Library, which is the only library with normal Sunday hours, is closed on Sunday, July 5.
  • The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting on Monday, July 6, have been cancelled. The Council will resume its regular schedule on Monday, July 13, meeting at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Meetings also are shown live on CityCable 5 and on the City’s website at

Meanwhile, many activities are planned for the weekend. Riverfront Park will host a community Fourth of July Weekend Celebration and Fireworks Display, with food, entertainment, rides, kid activities, and more from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5. The Riverfront Park attractions, including the Imax Theater, Spokane Falls Skyride, Pavilion rides, mini-golf, Tour Train and Carousel, are open throughout the weekend. Get more information on the City’s web site.

City pools, splash pads, and golf courses also are open. For pool and splash pad information call the Aquatics Hotline at 625.6960 or go to For golf course information, please call Downriver at 327.5269, Esmeralda at 487.6291, Indian Canyon at 747.9317, and The Creek at Qualchan at 448.9317 or visit

Just a reminder: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Spokane, as well as in Spokane County and the cities of Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Liberty Lake. Fireworks fines range from $513 to $1,000 for each infraction. Residents can report violations by calling Crime Check at 456.2233.

Residents can dispose of unwanted fireworks in the household hazardous waste area at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. There is no disposal cost.