Parks & Recreation Department News Releases for 2022

May

Free Riverfront Park Spring and Summer Activities 2022

May 18 at 4:50 p.m. - Riverfront has a variety of community engagement programs offered free to the community this spring & summer! Thank you to our incredible sponsors.

Kardong Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Begins May 23, 2022

May 17 at 11:55 a.m. - Construction begins Monday, May 23 on the Don Kardong pedestrian bridge renovation.

Goats Return to Spokane Parks to Aid in Fire Prevention

May 10 at 5:09 p.m. - The program is intended to reduce fire risk in natural areas by reducing brush and tree sapling density.

Children Asked to Help Design New Playground at Liberty Park

May 5 at 8:35 a.m. - A children’s design workshop will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Liberty Park Library, from 10 A.M.  – Noon

April

Washington Trust Bank Returns Mute Swans via Sculpture to Manito Park

April 27 at 1:48 p.m. - On May 4, 2022, a sculpture featuring a mated pair of bronze-cast mute swans will be unveiled

Free Arbor Day Activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum 2022

April 27 at 10:44 a.m. - Mark Spokane’s 19th year as a Tree City USA at the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., at Finch Arboretum

Parks & Recreation in Need of Temporary/Seasonal Staff

April 26 at 3:49 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is on the last big push to round out the seasonal workforce.

Liberty Park Collaboration Will Renovate Playground, Basketball Court

April 14 at 12:12 p.m. - Seven partners are working together to fully revitalize the playground and basketball court at Liberty Park on the lower south hill.

Riverfront Offers Open House for Event Organizers

April 13 at 1:52 p.m. - Riverfront is planning an open house for anyone considering hosting an event at the park.

Riverfront Dog Park Design Community Survey

April 5 at 1:38 p.m. - The community is invited to share their thoughts on what a future dog park in Riverfront Park could look like.

March

Jess Roskelley Foundation Adds New Climbing Structures to Audubon Park

March 29 at 1:59 p.m. - Several new climbing structures for kids have been added at the Audubon Park playground, thanks to the Jess Roskelley Foundation

Riverfront's North Suspension Bridge Renovation Complete

March 29 at 1:17 p.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park is complete, and the bridge will re-open to the public March 30, 2022.

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Saturday

March 21 at 4 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Downriver Golf Course opens Friday

March 17 at 2:23 p.m. - One more City golf course is set to open - Downriver Golf Course opens Friday, March 18, 2022.

The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16

March 10 at 12:47 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16, 2022. Opening dates for Indian Canyon and Downriver will be announced soon.

February

Spokane Humane Society Donates $250,000 Toward Riverfront Dog Park

Feb. 23 at 10:13 a.m. - The Spokane Humane Society donated $250,000 towards construction of a dog park in the heart of Riverfront Park at the Forestry Shelter.

Riverfront Maintenance Begins Next Week + Valentines on Ice

Feb. 11 at 9:54 p.m. - A few maintenance projects will have minor impacts on Riverfront Park visitors beginning next week.

Parks & Recreation Awarded Funding to Expand Outdoor Youth Programs

Feb. 4 at 11:29 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation was awarded funding totaling nearly $133,000 to expand summer 2022 outdoor youth programs.

January

Kardong Bridge Project Receives $1.45 Million in ARP Funds from CC

Jan. 26 at 12:02 p.m. - Monday, the City Council allocated $1.45M of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds towards repair of the Kardong Bridge, completing the funding package.

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Will Help Guide Spending of ARP Funds

Jan. 10 at 12:08 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation was allocated $1,120,000 in the first round of the City of Spokane’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriations last week.