Building the Core

Spokane River

November 2019

Spokane has invested in its neighborhoods, downtown core and economic centers to improve quality of life for all citizens. Here are a few highlights of that work:

Revitalizing The Parks

Riverfront Park redevelopment is the single most extensive investment in the park system recently. It’s paired with record investment in neighborhood park improvements across the City — from playgrounds to sport fields to pathways that enhance local parks.

River Access

The addition of river access points at the south end of the Division Street bridge in downtown Spokane, at Peaceful Valley’s Redband Park and downstream near the treatment facility allow citizens to get a kayak, canoe, paddle board or other floatable out on the water.

WheelShare Program

In 2018, the City engaged in a pilot program to introduce the concept of shared mobility to its residents. The positive feedback from that trial resulted in Lime scooters and bikes becoming a permanent commuting option for residents — and a way to add some fun to town, too.

Read more about the progress Spokane has made.