Parks & Recreation Department News Releases for 2021


Riverfront Park’s North Suspension Bridge Reconstruction Begins in May

Today at 11:03 a.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will begin in May, and re-open to the public in winter/spring 2022.

Spokane Parks Windstorm Restoration Plans Underway

April 7 at 7:34 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is working with The Lands Council to mitigate damage to our urban tree canopy from the Jan. 13, 2021 windstorm.


Parks & Recreation Safely Offers Taste of Normalcy with Spring Program

March 29 at 5:41 p.m. - This spring, with revised protocols, we are safely offering the most robust assortment of recreation opportunities in over a year.

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, March 26, 2021

March 24 at 6:50 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Friday, March 26.

Manito Park Koi Pond Conservation Project Begins March 2021

March 17 at 11:52 a.m. - Koi Pond in Manito will undergo water conservation project to improve pond quality, save 16 – 18 millions of gallons of water annually

Spring Activities Begin at Riverfront Park

March 10 at 11:18 a.m. - Spring 2021 activities at Riverfront include an outdoor market, health and fitness programs, and an interactive kid’s puzzle exploring downtown

Downriver Golf Course opens Wednesday, Esmeralda opens Friday

March 9 at 1:10 p.m. - Two more Spokane golf courses are opening this week – Downriver opens Wednesday, March 10, 2021 and Esmeralda opens Friday, March 12, 2021.

The Creek at Qualchan golf course opens Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 2 at 1:54 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 4, with permanent greens and carts allowed. For tee times, please call 448-9317.


Looff Carrousel to Reopen in Riverfront Park March 1, 2021

Feb. 25 at 5:24 p.m. - Riverfront Park is excited to announce the Looff Carrousel will reopen Monday, March 1, 2021 under Phase 2 guidelines.

Hoopfest + Parks & Rec offer first outdoor basketball league

Feb. 19 at 3:39 p.m. - The Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Parks & Recreation are partnering to present the City’s first Hooptown USA Outdoor League this spring.

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: February 12, 2021

Feb. 12 at 4:58 p.m. - What the move to Phase 2 means for City of Spokane Parks & Recreation


Comstock Park Temporarily Closed While Crews Mitigate Hazards, Damage

Jan. 14 at 4:16 p.m. - Comstock Park on Spokane’s south hill is temporarily closed while work crews assess and mitigate hazards from high winds.

Human Trafficking Support Signs Placed at Riverfront Park

Jan. 8 at 2:03 p.m. - Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, signs providing resources and support for human trafficking victims will be placed at Riverfront Park.