Parks & Recreation Department News Releases for 2024


Renovated Sport Court to Open at Corbin Park June 26

June 25 at 1:44 p.m. - A newly renovated sport court at Corbin Park will offer two dedicated pickleball courts and one dedicated tennis court


SpoCanopy Expo Forest Tree Plantings May 7-11

May 6 at 2:23 p.m. - Over 5 days, nearly 500 new urban trees will be planted to celebrate the SpoCanopy Expo Forest Tree Plantings for Expo’s 50th anniversary

Spokane Police Emphasis to Keep Parks Safe

May 6 at 2:07 p.m. - Spokane Police conduct park emphasis including enforcement of after-hours City Park violations


Downriver Park River Access Area Now Open

April 24 at 2:27 p.m. - Today, the City of Spokane reopened Downriver Park near TJ Meenach Dr. with an improved and expanded small watercraft access area.

Finch Arboretum Hosts Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday

April 16 at 11:17 a.m. - Spokane’s Arbor Day celebration will be held at Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. rain or shine.

Expo 50th Opening Ceremonies May 4, 2024

April 9 at 12:28 p.m. - Expo 50th anniversary opening ceremonies are planned for Sat., May 4 from 3 - 9 p.m., kicking off a 9-week celebration.

Dog park design open houses begin next week

April 5 at 4:45 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Parks & Recreation invite the community to two dog park open houses to hear updates and provide design feedback

Expo 50th Celebration Press Conference, April 9

April 4 at 2:48 p.m. - Please join Spokane Parks and Recreation & Visit Spokane for a press conference as we gear up for May 4th, Opening Day of the Expo 50th Celebration!


Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday

March 27 at 2:33 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open for the season on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Palisades North Trailhead Improvements Public Workshop #2

March 26 at 4:13 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation invites the community to attend a public workshop to review plans for the Palisades North Trailhead improvements

Place of Truths Plaza Restoration Cleaning Begins March 19

March 19 at 9:44 a.m. - The City of Spokane will temporarily close A Place of Truths plaza behind the Central Library on March 19 for a thorough cleaning and minor repairs.

South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge in Riverfront Park Re-Opens Today A

March 15 at 3:18 p.m. - The newly renovated South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge in Riverfront Park re-opened to the public this morning.

Downriver Golf Course Opens Saturday, March 16

March 14 at 2:10 p.m. - Downriver Golf Course is planning to open Saturday, March 16 for the season.

Qualchan and Esmeralda Golf Courses Open this Week

March 11 at 4:39 p.m. - Qualchan opens March 13, Esmeralda opens March 15


Make Beacon Hill Public Phase II Community Meeting

Feb. 8 at 11:18 a.m. - Another community meeting with updates will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.