Parks & Recreation Department News Releases for 2020

October

Numerica Skate Ribbon Prepares to Open This Holiday Season

Yesterday at 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.

Providence Playscape Opens, Invites Play for All Abilities

Oct. 23 at 12:31 p.m. - City’s first all-inclusive playground made possible by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care

Spo-Candy Crawl

Oct. 16 at 3:37 p.m. - Hey kids*! From October 17 through 31 locate each spooky scene around downtown and decipher a riddle to earn a treat-bag full of fall goodies.

New Street Trees to be Planted Thursday as Part of SpoCanopy

Oct. 14 at 9:37 a.m. - Thirty new street trees will be planted in the West Central and Logan neighborhoods on Thursday, October 15, 2020 as part of SpoCanopy.

Fall Activity Guide Offers Recreation Programs Under Phase 2

Oct. 1 at 3:12 p.m. - Explore your creative side with an art class, learn a language, find your center with virtual yoga, or get outdoors with a guided snowshoeing trip.

September

Art Installation Eye Contact on Display in Riverfront Oct. 2-11, 2020

Sept. 30 at 5:42 p.m. - The Volunteers of America’s art installation Eye Contact will be on window display at the Pavilion at Riverfront Park October 2 – 11, 2020.

Park Board Approves The Seeking Place as New Art in Riverfront Park

Sept. 10 at 4:55 p.m. - The Park Board voted unanimously to approve The Seeking Place art piece by Sarah Thompson Moore of Coeur d’Alene for placement in Riverfront Park

One Step Closer to Future Additional Art in Riverfront Park

Sept. 8 at 2:49 p.m. - The Riverfront Park Committee of the Park Board voted to move forward The Seeking Place art piece to a full vote of the Park Board

Global “Before I Die” Project Coming to Riverfront Park

Sept. 1 at 11:11 a.m. - Consisting of a large wall with the words “Before I die…” the project encourages the public to fill in their own hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

August

Read and Walk story activity coming to a park near you

Aug. 28 at 8:55 a.m. - With help from Spokane Parks and Recreation and Washington State Library, Spokane Public Library installed a Read and Walk activity at Comstock Park.

Pools & Splash Pads Remain Closed This Summer Under Phase 2

Aug. 18 at 2:53 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation made the difficult decision to begin winterizing pools and splash pads for 2020.

Eat Good Group to Begin Temporary Operations at Riverfront Park

Aug. 7 at 3:05 p.m. - The Eat Good Group, LLC will begin temporary operations at Riverfront on Monday, August 10. The café will be open daily from 11 A.M. - 7 P.M.

July

White Elephant Reuniting with Looff Carrousel Animals in Riverfront

July 22 at 3:34 p.m. - One of the iconic figures from The White Elephant stores will soon have a new home in Riverfront Park at the Looff Carrousel building.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: July 16, 2020

July 17 at 2:23 p.m. - An update on impacts to Parks & Recreation amidst COVID-19. Select recreation programs resume June 20 with modifications.

June

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

June 26 at 12:01 p.m. - Spokane Indians Baseball Club, City Parks & Rec, County Parks, and Spokane Public Schools partner with underwriters to offer four drive-in shows

City’s First All-Inclusive Playground Design Revealed

June 24 at 11:49 a.m. - Designs were unveiled today for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Inclusive Playground Design Reveal in Riverfront Park: a virtual event

June 23 at 4:08 p.m. - A virtual event to unveil designs for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Manito Mirror Pond Rehabilitation Project Complete

June 23 at 2:31 p.m. - Visitors to Manito Park will see a healthier Mirror Pond as the result of a recent rehabilitation project.

Food Trucks at Manito

June 19 at 2:49 p.m. - Food Trucks at Manito Park for the remainder of the month of June!

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: June 12, 2020

June 12 at 12:55 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation spaces and programs

Playgrounds re-open under Spokane Regional Health District guidance

June 5 at 12:15 p.m. - Health Officer lifts previous directive to close playgrounds

May

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 29, 2020

May 29 at 4 p.m. - An update on impacts to Parks & Recreation programs and facilities

Riverfront’s Numerica SkyRide Re-Opens Friday, May 29, 2020

May 28 at 2:26 p.m. - The Numerica SkyRide will re-open as part of Safe Start Washington phase 2, with revised operating procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 18, 2020

May 18 at 2:38 p.m. - An update on golf operations

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 5, 2020

May 5 at 2:41 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation activities/spaces, and our actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

April

Downriver, Qualchan, Indian Canyon, & Esmeralda Re-open May 5, 2020

April 29 at 11:48 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation’s golf courses are preparing to re-open on May 5 with revised operations.

Looff Carrousel Dome Roof Being Resurfaced

April 27 at 11:43 a.m. - Beginning this week, the dome roof of the Looff Carrousel building will be resurfaced under warranty

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 2, 2020

April 2 at 4:25 p.m. - Virtual recreation during Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 30, 2020

April 2 at 10:54 a.m. - An update on actions golf courses, under City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, are taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 1, 2020

April 2 at 9:51 a.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

March

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 25, 2020

March 25 at 5:51 p.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 19, 2020

March 19 at 5:19 p.m. - An update on re-opening golf courses under revised protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 18, 2020

March 18 at 2:19 p.m. - An update on actions City of Spokane Golf is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 17, 2020

March 17 at 3:42 p.m. - Updated on Parks & Recreation's actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 13, 2020

March 13 at 4:19 p.m. - We would like to provide an update on actions City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is taking to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Esmeralda golf course opening Friday, March 6, 2020

March 3 at 2:51 p.m. - Irrigation replacement is 95% complete, updating the manual system and saving approximately 6M gallons of water/year while improving quality of play.

February

Riverfront’s North Bank and West Havermale Projects Underway

Feb. 28 at 11:39 a.m. - Two large construction projects are underway in the redevelopment of Riverfront Park.

Downriver Golf Course Opens Friday, joins The Creek at Qualchan

Feb. 27 at 3:27 p.m. - With traces of winter giving way to the green of spring, Downriver golf course is opening Friday, February 28, 2020.