Spokane Parks Receives Grant to Repair Broken Playgrounds at 16 Parks

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 1:58 p.m.

SPOKANE – City of Spokane Parks & Recreation received a $100,000 grant to repair broken play equipment at 16 parks, awarded by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) through its first Local Parks Maintenance grant program. Repairs will include about 43 broken and damaged equipment pieces like slides and swings, and are anticipated in 2024.

“This grant award affirms our need to improve neighborhood playgrounds, identified by the community as a tier 1 priority in our Master Plan,” said Garrett Jones, interim City Administrator. “We continue to seek funding sources to meet those top needs, and hope to bring a proposed investment package for voters to consider in February that would fund additional neighborhood park investments in playgrounds, restrooms, sport courts, and safety."

City of Spokane was the largest municipality awarded funds. The City’s application ranked 24 out of 157 applications, and will receive the maximum grant amount of $100,000. No matching funds are required, and funds must be used on maintenance.  Repairs will extend the useable life and functionality of existing playgrounds while the City plans full playground replacements over the coming years.

Thanks to the RCO grant, these playgrounds are scheduled to receive repaired components:

  • A.M. Cannon
  • B.A. Clark
  • Corbin
  • Dutch Jake’s
  • Emerson
  • Fairview
  • Franklin
  • Friendship
  • Hill n’ Dale
  • Kehoe
  • Loma Vista
  • Loren Kondo
  • Minnehaha
  • Mission
  • Thornton Murphy
  • Underhill

These locations were identified as being the highest need for repair, and all reside in social and environmental equity zones. For more information on the RCO awards, visit their website.



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