Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 2:43 p.m.
The City of Spokane, along with several partners, is launching a new pilot program to provide K-12 students who live within the City of Spokane with a way to access summer fun: the Spokane Youth Card. Partners include Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane Public Library, Spokane Parks & Recreation, and SPS.
Students can check out Spokane Youth Cards at any Spokane Public Library branch. The cards allow for free, unlimited STA bus rides for the summer and also provide free skate rental at the Numerica Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park.
The goal of the pilot program to allow more students to access great free programs available around the City, including free swimming at the City’s six pools, summer reading programs at the libraries, skating at the Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park or at City skate parks, programming at community centers, and more.
“We have expanded participation in our safe and healthy summer youth activities by making more services free, but transportation has remained an obstacle for some of our kids,” says Mayor David Condon. “The Summer Youth Pass overcomes that barrier.”
Summer Youth Cards are available to any K-12 student who lives in the City of Spokane, starting Thursday, June 13. The cards are valid until September 15.