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

Media: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297. Parks & Recreation: 311

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:51 a.m.

April 1, 2020

We continue to follow guidelines and orders of the Spokane Regional Health District, Governor Inslee, and President Trump to slow the spread of COVID-19. Community health is our top priority.  

Current impacts to Parks & Recreation, as of March 31

Recreation programs: Recreation programs scheduled to occur before or on April 30 are postponed. For programs that begin May 1 – June 19, we are pausing registration until April 30 when we can re-assess. This includes spring break camps, outdoor programs, adult and youth sports, Corbin Art Center classes/camps, personal interest classes, and Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Participants scheduled for activities now – April 30 will be offered a credit on their account. For classes partially completed, a pro-rated credit will be placed on your account. If you have questions, please call us at 311 (outside the city, dial 509.755.2489) and we will be happy to find the best option for your needs.

Riverfront attractions: Riverfront attractions remain closed until at least April 30. The Visit Spokane center is also closed. The park’s open space remains available for public use. There is limited restroom availability.

Riverfront-hosted events and activities:  Riverfront events and activities scheduled to occur before or on April 30 are either postponed or cancelled. This includes Riverfront Moves Belly Dance Fitness, Cecil’s Magic, Penny’s Puppets, Story Time at the Carrousel, and the Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch. Brunch tickets have been refunded. We will re-evaluate events and activities scheduled for May on April 30.

Indoor and outdoor event space rentals: We will unfortunately not be able to honor reservations between now and April 30. We will be happy to tentatively hold dates for events scheduled to occur in May and beyond. This includes Riverfront Park, Corbin Art Center, and Finch Arboretum’s Woodland Center.

Staff is working with event organizers to re-schedule April events and create contingency plans for spring. We will re-evaluate May and June events on April 30. If you would like to postpone your event or reservation, please call 311 (outside the city, dial 509.755.2489), and we’ll help you coordinate.

Golf: Golf courses are closed until further notice as part of the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Community & Senior Centers: Centers operate independently. Please contact the centers directly for questions. Contact information for Senior and Community Centers.

We anticipate additional changes as the situation evolves, and will communicate with you when those occur.

Parks are open, with some amenities closed to multi-person use

What’s Accessible

What’s Closed

  • Park open space/natural areas
  • Trails
  • Recreate only with your household unit
    • Example: A parent/child kicking their soccer ball or shooting hoops with their own ball together 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