Spokane Parks & Recreation Thanks Golfers for Water Conservation Investments with Golfers’ Appreciation Day, August 1

Parks & Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 3:35 p.m.

SPOKANE – City of Spokane Parks & Recreation will thank golfers for investing nearly $8 million dollars in new irrigation systems with a special event Monday, August 1.

Since 2018, golfers have paid a Facility Improvement Fee with each round or pass. These dedicated funds are repaying a capital improvement loan to install new irrigation systems at three of our four City courses – Indian Canyon, Esmeralda, and Downriver. (The Creek at Qualchan’s irrigation design study is underway.)

“We are grateful to our golfers for funding these important improvements, and this is one way to say thank you,” said Golf Manager Mark Poirier, PGA. “It’s a nearly $8 million dollar investment by our golfers, saving approximately 38 million gallons of water annually while improving quality of play. This new infrastructure ensures our golf courses can thrive far into the future.”


Year Completed

Efficiency Savings


Indian Canyon


Approximately 19M gallons per year, 35%

$2.4M funded by golfers (more)



Approximately 8M gallons per year, 10%

$2.6M funded by golfers (more)



Approximately 11.5M gallons per year, 20%

$2.5M funded by golfers, $400,000 funded by Public Works (more)

The Creek at Qualchan

Ongoing – design underway

To be determined

To be determined


We’d like to say thank you to City of Spokane golfers – thank you for your ongoing investment in the future of our golf courses, for improving the greens while saving resources, and for your patience during construction. 

In addition to Mayor Woodward proclaiming August 1, 2022 as Golfers’ Appreciation Day, we’re having a special at all four courses.


Renovation Celebration: Golfers’ Appreciation Day

Monday, August 1

$36 for 18 holes ($10 savings)

$27 for 9 holes ($3 savings)

(Players Pass rate)

Indian Canyon, Esmeralda, Downriver, and The Creek at Qualchan

Food specials, and raffles for free rounds of golf

Tee times for this special event open on Tuesday, July 26 at 12:01 a.m. Book at SpokaneGolf.org



All registered golfers playing on August 1 will be automatically entered to win one of four 4-packs, good for a round at each of the City’s courses ($184 value).

City of Spokane golf courses operate as an enterprise fund, self-funded through fees paid by golfers.


About City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation stewards nearly 120 properties across 4,000 acres of park land, including manicured parks, natural lands, aquatic centers, golf courses, sports complexes, and an arboretum. We also offer hundreds of recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve the health and quality of life for our community. Enjoy all your city has to offer by visiting spokaneparks.org. Follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Indian Canyon (509) 747-5353

Esmeralda (509) 487-6291

Downriver (509) 327-5269

The Creek at Qualchan (509) 448-9317