Latest Parks & Recreation Department News Releases

June 17

2021 Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks at multiple sites across Spokane

3:38 p.m. - Several partners & underwriters are coming together again to bring the community a geographically dispersed 4th of July celebration at four locations

June 11

Splash Pad Update 6/11

4:53 p.m. - Splash pads at Chief Garry, Coeur d’Alene, and Manito parks are now open

June 4

Splash Pad Update 6/4

2:39 p.m. - Now open: splash pads at Audubon, Merkel, Friendship, Pacific, and Riverfront park!

The Friends of Manito Art Festival 2021 - save the date

2:11 p.m. - Meet local artists, browse their wares, and support Spokane's creative community in iconic Manito Park on July 31!

Manito Spring Plant Sale 2021

10:40 a.m. - Manito's Spring Plant Sale returns, June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12. Reservations required as part of COVID protocols.

June 2

New Art at People’s Park Salutes Native American Ingenuity

8:02 p.m. - Completion nears on "Convergence" at People’s Park with sandblasting of 16 pictographs created by tribal youth from the Wellpinit School District.

Splash Pad Update

2:22 p.m. - An update on splash pads opening in 2021

May 28


1:57 p.m. - Lancer Hospitality named the exclusive food and beverage partner for Spokane Parks & Recreation

May 19

Drop-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Riverfront Friday with MultiCare

11:39 a.m. - MultiCare is partnering with Riverfront to provide a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic during the grand opening of the North Bank Friday, May 21.

May 13

Goats Employed to Aid in Fire Prevention at City Parks

3:35 p.m. - Starting Friday, May 14, 2021, about 200 goats will be on the job to help reduce fire risk at three of Spokane’s natural park lands.