City splash pads open extended hours beginning Tuesday

Splash pads to open at 9 am; free swimming offered this week at various pools throughout the City

Monique Cotton, Director of Communications and Marketing, Spokane Parks & Recreation, 509.435.1866,

Monday, July 6, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.

Spokane Parks and Recreation splash pads will open at 9 am beginning tomorrow, adding two additional hours. Closing time remains 8 pm. There are 17 splash pads located throughout the City and there is no charge to use them. A complete list is available at

“Extending the hours is one way the City can help make sure everyone has a little extra relief from the heat,” said Spokane Mayor David Condon. “Summer weather is in full swing and we want to encourage people to use City aquatics facilities.”

As a reminder for those looking to beat the heat, the Parks and Recreation Division is partnering with the Spokane Firefighters Union (Local 29) to host the first-ever free week of swimming. The free swim days will be offered at various City pools beginning today and run through July 11, between 1 and 4 pm. Additionally, Spokane firefighters will be at the various pools with an antique fire truck and fire gear for kids to view and explore.

The Free swim schedule is as following: July 6 – 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

  • Monday: AM Cannon (1900 W. Mission)
  • Tuesday: Shadle* (2005 W. Wellesley)
  • Wednesday: Witter* (1300 E. Mission)
  • Thursday: Comstock* (600 W. 29th)
  • Friday: Hillyard* (2600 E. Columbia Ave.)
  • Saturday: Liberty (1300 E. 5th Ave.)

For more information on the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Aquatics centers as well a Splash Pads, please visit