Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 30, 2020

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.

What’s Accessible

What’s Closed

  • Park open space / natural areas
  • Trails / pathways
  • Recreate only with your household unit
    • Example: A parent/child kicking their soccer ball together or shooting hoops with their own ball is A-OK, but pick-up games are not.
  • Choose spaces that are close to home


These spaces are only accessible if practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines.




  • Play structures
  • Golf courses
  • Dog parks
  • Multi-person (outside your household) use of amenities like:
    • basketball courts
    • tennis & pickle ball courts
    • skate parks
    • disc golf courses
    • sports fields
    • picnic shelters
    • & similar facilities
  • Gatherings of any kind – please recreate only with your household unit
  • Some restrooms may be seasonally closed; we apologize for the inconvenience


Next steps

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.