Spokane Voters Say YES to Park Bond

Park Bond Receives 67.23% Approval

Leroy Eadie, 509.625.6204

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

It ended up being not so long a night for Park Board members and staff as first election returns were posted shortly after polls closed and results showed the super majority of voters needed to approve the Park Bond had done just that.

“We are inspired and very happy to see the strong support Spokane voters have given in approving the Park Bond to fund the Riverfront Park Master Plan and needed improvements in the park,” said Parks and Recreation director, Leroy Eadie.

In the months prior to the election more than 100 presentations were made throughout the city to answer questions and to make certain that voters understood the need for the bond.

“We pretty much went to every group we could identify to provide detailed information and to answer questions,” Eadie said. “We believe visiting all of these grassroot organizations helped build the “yes” vote for the bond.

About Parks & Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation is responsible for the professional management and prudent caretaking of more than 4,100 acres of developed parks and conservation land. The Golf Division maintains and operates four championship municipal golf courses, including Indian Canyon, Downriver, Esmeralda and the Creek at Qualchan. Park Operations has responsibility for the maintenance of all park land and park facilities in the City of Spokane including Riverfront Park, Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, the many city-wide gardens, and Finch Arboretum. Urban Forestry staff manages 50,000 street trees and another 28,000 trees on developed park land within the City of Spokane. The Recreation/Entertainment Division offers classes, special events, athletic leagues and activities for youth, teens, adults, seniors and persons with physical and mental disabilities. It also operates Riverfront Park attractions, activities and events, and provides recreational support for community centers, senior centers, the Northeast Youth Center, Corbin Art Center and six outdoor Aquatics Centers. For more information, visit spokaneparks.org, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.