Media: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297. Parks & Recreation: 311
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:54 a.m.
March 30, 2020
Dear golf community,
We’d like to provide an update on actions City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is continuing to take to help slow the spread of COVID-19, in alignment with orders and guidance from Governor Inslee and the Spokane Regional Health District.
Governor’s Stay at Home Order closes golf courses
As you know, on March 23, Governor Inslee signed a Washington Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. View the details. This includes the closure of golf courses across the state.
Caring for our courses while closed
While courses are closed, we ask people to please not utilize the courses for any purpose, including playing golf and walking dogs (walking dogs is never allowed on golf courses). It will be important to avoid damage during this time.
We will dedicate essential staff to caring for our four City courses while they are closed, to ensure we maintain the high quality and value of these treasured spaces. When we are able to re-open, we want to ensure courses are vibrant and healthy – just like our community.
City parks are still accessible with social distancing required. Amenities are closed for multi-person use.
Parks and open space are critical to our mental and physical health, especially during this uncertain and difficult time. Though golf is closed, city parks, conservation areas, and trails are still accessible at this time, where appropriate social distancing can occur.
These spaces are only accessible if practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our golfers; we are adapting as a community and will continue to care for our beautiful and cherished properties with a limited staff, focused on core services of safety, asset protection, and sanitation.
We look forward to re-opening courses when the time is right. We remain dedicated to following the recommendations and orders of the Spokane Regional Health District, Governor Inslee, and President Trump in collaboration with the City of Spokane leadership. As the situation and information evolves, we will continue to communicate changes. Please take good care of yourselves so we can all reunite on the golf courses soon.