New Playground at Wildhorse Park Opens Friday

Ribbon Cutting Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 3:41 p.m.

SPOKANE - Wildhorse Park’s new playground will open on Friday, October 20, marked by a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m.  Wildhorse Park is located at 3717 N. Ralph St. near Esmeralda golf course in Hillyard.

“This is the third neighborhood park playground renovation we’ve celebrated in the past four weeks, and nothing makes me happier than seeing these investments in our neighborhoods,” said Garrett Jones, interim city administrator. “Improving playgrounds was one of the top community desires we heard in our master planning outreach. When you see kids being able to walk or ride their bike to a park and enjoy that new playground, we’re hitting at the heart of what we heard our community wants to see.”

The project includes a new 3,000 square foot playground aimed at ages 3-12 years olf, with a saucer swing, rope climbers, tree house, and swaying cat tails. In addition, there are several new shade trees, 6' wide concrete sidewalks, and a 10' wide asphalt trail connecting the park to the Children of the Sun Trail and to downtown Hillyard. 

The project cost $291,000, and is funded by American Rescue Plan funds designated by the City Council and the Spokane Parks & Recreation budget. Construction began in September.


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