Latest Parks & Recreation Department News Releases

Jan. 14

Comstock Park Temporarily Closed While Crews Mitigate Hazards, Damage

4:16 p.m. - Comstock Park on Spokane’s south hill is temporarily closed while work crews assess and mitigate hazards from high winds.

Jan. 8

Human Trafficking Support Signs Placed at Riverfront Park

2:03 p.m. - Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, signs providing resources and support for human trafficking victims will be placed at Riverfront Park.

Dec. 16

Drive-in New Year’s Eve Fireworks at multiple sites across Spokane

10:22 a.m. - Several community partners and businesses are working together to bring festive drive-in New Year’s Eve fireworks to Spokane area neighborhoods

Dec. 4

Reservations Required as Numerica Skate Ribbon Opens Dec. 5, 2020

5:17 p.m. - Riverfront Park’s Numerica Skate Ribbon opens for ice skating on Saturday, December 5, 2020 under revised COVID-19 protocols.

Drive-Thru Holiday Lights at Manito Park December 11 – 20, 2020

2:12 p.m. - The Friends of Manito and Parks & Recreation are partnering with sponsors to bring the community a drive-thru holiday light show at Manito.

Dec. 1

Winter Farmers Market at Riverfront Begins December 2

2:56 p.m. - Every Wednesday in Dec. 2020 and Jan. 2021, visit the Pavilion to support approx. 20 local food growers and artisans at the Winter Farmers Market.

Nov. 20

Riverfront Brightens Spirits: Numerica Lights Up the Night Tree Walk

11:46 a.m. - In partnership with Numerica Credit Union, Riverfront Park will host beautiful outdoor holiday tree lights to brighten the season.

Nov. 18

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: November 18

8:42 p.m. - An update on COVID-19 impacts on Parks & Recreation activities

Nov. 12

U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park Wins Multiple Design Awards

5:38 p.m. - The U.S. Pavilion has won sixteen awards honoring its innovative design, illumination, and service as a community gathering space.

Oct. 29

Numerica Skate Ribbon Prepares to Open This Holiday Season

3:30 p.m. - Riverfront Park is preparing to offer ice skating this winter under revised COVID-19 protocols. An opening date will be announced when it is known.