Parks Planning is a new department that oversees the development of all park properties. This page is being created, and will include expanded information in the coming months. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Garrett Jones at

Don Kardong Bridge Rehabilitation

Construction Timeline: Thru Winter 2020
Budget: $1.5M

The Don Kardong Bridge Rehabilitation project preserves and enhances a critical pedestrian link for the University District and the Centennial Trail. Project scope includes removing and replacing the ageing bridge deck and guardrails, adding new lighting, and making minor structural repairs.

Funding for this project is provided though the Parks & Recreation capital budget, a Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office grant of $726K and a $75K gift from Friends of the Centennial Trail.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan

John A. Finch Arboretum Master Plan (PDF 63 MB) guides the 20-year vision to develop an iconic regional experience and preserve the botanical wonderland of Finch Arboretum for future generations. The collaborative community effort created a five-point vision lens – Education, Conservation, Experience, Aesthetics, and Community – and identified 13 key areas for improvement or preservation. Based on the five guidelines and focus areas, the master plan points to next steps for the arboretum's botanical collections, buildings, signage and other site features.

Redband Park Renaming Proposal & Survey

In Peaceful Valley, the area of Glover Field and River Walk are proposed to be renamed to Redband Park. The Redband Trout is a beautiful, unique and important species in our area, and was once part of the primary food source for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. In fact, the Redband Trout spawn in the stretch of the river that flows directly through Peaceful Valley. Please take a moment to share your thoughts about the proposed renaming (survey open now through June 6).

Dutch Jake's Park

Dutch Jake's Master Plan Part 1 (PDF 6.6 MB) & Part 2 (PDF 6.9 MB) The plan recognizes and honors the history of the area, promotes local arts, and utilizes features to promote safety. The plan envisions an accessible neighborhood park that offers amenities and space for both active recreation and family/friend gatherings.

2014 Riverfront Park Master Plan

2014 Riverfront Park Master Plan (PDF 8.9 MB) outlines a 20-year vision for Riverfront Park. The plan is a collaborative of Spokane citizens, nonprofit groups, the business community and elected officials. It provides the directive for the current Riverfront Park redevelopment project.

Roadmap to the Future

Roadmap to the Future (PDF 13.9 MB) is a planning model grounded in the identification of Spokane's community values. Completed in 2010, it resulted in an assessment of Parks and Recreation services' impacts and the influence it has on its citizens.

Sky Prairie Park Master Plan

Sky Prairie Park Master Plan (PDF 8.3 MB) is a planning tool intended to guide the future use and development of Sky Prairie Park. The plan offers three alternative master plan scenarios for the park.

Edwidge Woldson Master Plan

Edwidge Woldson Master Plan (PDF 58.3 MB) is a planning guide to increase connectivity for pedestrians and bicycles through the park, and to further identify Cliff Drive as a potential greenway.

Rochester Heights Park Improvements

Rochester Heights Park Improvements (PDF 4.6 MB) Phase 1 includes the north asphalt loop trail, site amenities and exercise equipment stations. This portion of the improvements is scheduled to be completed by early July 2017. Thank you to the TruGreen Foundation for their funding support of the exercise stations!

Southeast Complex Master Plan

The Southeast Complex Master Plan is the result of collaboration with Parks staff, the Southgate Neighborhood, and stakeholders to help prioritize future development and improvements to the complex. Parks & Recreation is currently working with KXLY on future improvements including increased access and parking, improved Regal Street streetscape, new soccer field, new restroom facility and the design of the neighborhood trail through the complex.

Cochran/Downriver Stormwater and Park Draft Master Plan

Cochran/Downriver Stormwater and Park Draft Master Plan is the result of a collaboration with Parks, Integrated Capital, Waste Water Management and stakeholders to help future development and improvements to the site. This draft master plan outlines future improvements planned for the site which could include hiking and river access trails, raft put in, updated disc golf course and improved connectivity to existing park land.

Latah Valley Hangman Creek Trail Corridor Concept Study

The Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition, along with the National Park Service and the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, studied a concept 9-mile trail connection through the valley. A trail connection in this area has been envisioned for many years. The study explores nature trail opportunities, combined with habitat conservation opportunities and storytelling of the natural/cultural history in Latah Valley Hangman Creek. It also explores water access points, trailhead locations, on-street routes, connections to existing parks and trail systems, and user experience. The study is an important resource document for ongoing park and open space planning efforts. Please note, some portions of the concept trail were proposed across private land, but these lands are indeed private and are not open to public use; please be mindful to avoid trespassing while exploring this area.

View the study (PDF, 38.3 MB)