Community and Senior Centers

Spokane Parks and Recreation affiliates itself with a number of non-profit community organizations benefitting older adults and young children. We greatly appreciate our relationship with these centers and their individual recreation programs.

The centers are non-profit organizations officially represented by the Spokane Youth and Senior Center Association (SYSCA).

SYSCA was formed in 2012 and its main focus is to work collectively to represent the thousands of citizens who partake in the programs and services SYSAC organizations provide.

The primary goal of SYSCA is to educate the public on the importance of sustaining adequate levels of park funding for recreational services for senior and youth programs in the City of Spokane.

Community Centers

East Central Community Center (MLK Center)

500 S. Stone Street

Executive Director:Freda Gandy
fgandy@mlkspokane.org
Recreation Manager: DeVonte Howard
dhoward@mlkspokane.org

Phone: 509.868.0856
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mlkspokane
Website: www.mlkspokane.org

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Mission: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach at East Central Community Center improves the quality of life for children, youth and families in Spokane through an array of culturally responsive educational and social services within the framework of Dr. King's vision of equal respect, treatment and accessibility for all people.

Services:

  • Women, Infant, and Children (W.I.C.) Nutrition Program
    Hours of operation:
    Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch, closed on Friday)
    509.323.2830 (direct)
    509.535.8067 (fax)
  • SNAP East
    Hours of operation:
    M/T/W/F: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)
    TH: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)
    509.456.SNAP (7627)(direct)
    509.456.7159 (fax)
    Money Management, Small Business Development, Small Business Lending, Housing Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, The Business Center, Women's Business Center
  • Early Head Start – CCS
    Hours of operation:
    Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    509.533.7170
  • Food Bank
    Closed on Tuesday
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from Noon-1 p.m.)
    509.868.0856
    As of July 2nd, all clients will need to recertify for the year. Certification requires a state ID and proof of address (junk mail will not be considered, official documents required ).
    Clients living in any zip code can visit our food bank once a week.
    *Senior boxes have income requirements and are not limited to zip codes.

*TEFAP has income requirements and are limited to the zip codes 99202 and 99212.

Northeast Youth Center

3004 E Queen Ave.

Executive Director: Kate Green
kateg@spokaneneyc.org
Website: spokaneneyc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NortheastYouthCenter
Phone: 509.482.0708

Mission: To provide at-risk youth with culturally enriching and stimulating educational and recreational opportunities that build self-esteem and teach basic life skills.

The Northeast Youth Center (NEYC), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, is an educational and recreational program for children ages 5-17. Established in 1971, the NEYC has grown from a small organization into a program serving children attending nine elementary, middle and high schools. We serve a diverse population through a variety of low-cost or free outdoor recreational activities, before and after school daycare, sports programs and special events. We are open year round- including some holidays, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. plus some Saturdays for special events. Ninety-one percent of our participants come from single parent homes where the children qualify for the School District 81 free school breakfast/lunch program.

The Northeast Youth Center has a safe and fun environment and provides adult role models who show the children positive ways of learning. A testament to the program's success is seen in increased attendance and positive comments from parents and teachers.

In thinking about the children served at the NEYC, the word ‘average’ just doesn’t apply. In reality there is no standard word to describe them. Each child has special needs. What these children do have in common is their need for things many Spokane children take for granted; extra help finishing their homework; caring and nurturing adult role models; a safe place to feel loved and accepted for who they are, a place that offers a variety of ways to learn and be challenged; a home away from home! The NEYC provides all this and more.

Southwest Spokane Community Center

310 S Spruce

Director: Mark Reilly
mreilly1950@outlook.com
Phone: 509.624.8634

ECEAP Director and Family Service Coordinator: Arrianne Maldonado
509.385.4896
arrianneM@community-minded.org

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The children's after-school program is 3:15-5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, with summer vacation hours 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Southwest Spokane Community Center is located in the basement of All Saints Lutheran Church across from Coeur d'Alene Park in Browne's Addition. The Community Center serves these neighborhoods: Peaceful Valley, Browne's Addition, Latah Valley, Thorpe, Downtown, Cannon Hill, Comstock and West Hills. We offer programs and events for people of all ages, with emphasis on our vibrant youth program for after-school and summer vacation.

The youth program features intensive homework help, recreational activities, monitored computer lab, in-house library, games and snacks in a safe and supportive environment.

Youth Program Director: Lydia Johnson
swspokanecc.youth@gmail.com

SWCC ECEAP Preschool

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington's pre-kindergarten program serving at-risk three and four-year olds and their families. This program is free to all qualifying families. ECEAP provides children in 36 counties with preschool education, health services, intensive family support, and parent involvement and training. We are also recognized as licensed child care program as well as participants in Early Achievers.

Southside Community Center

3151 E. 27th Ave.

Executive Director: Lisa Rosier
director@southsidecenter.com
Website: southsidescc.org
Phone: 509.535.0803

At Southside we offer classes, activities, travel and volunteer opportunities and special events for all ages. Anyone can participate but if you become a member, you'll enjoy a number of special discounts. If you are looking for a quality space to hold a special event, look no further, we have beautifully newly painted meeting rooms to rent and a gorgeous ballroom with a view of the Thornton Murphy Park with a dance floor that holds up to 300 people seated.

Mission: To enhance the physical and mental well-being of those we eve by providing recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities.

Our Values: We are committed to creating and maintaining a community that respects and values diverse life experiences and cultures. Everyone, deserves respect and acceptance without bias. We engage the perspectives and voices of our community and ensure they are reflected in our events and activities.

Our Goals: To foster community participation by providing a facility for arts, education, recreation, celebration and locally based human services in order to increase opportunities for personal and collective growth in our community. In addition to promoting community enrichment through intercultural events while developing community partnerships and sustainability of our programs as well as increase our volunteer and board engagement to achieve our financial goals and future aims as outlined in our strategic plan.

West Central Community Center

1603 N Belt

Executive Director: Kim Ferraro
Phone: 509.326.9540
Website: www.westcentralcc.org

The West Central Community Center has a variety of programs and services for families and individuals. We offer before and after school and summer youth programs, teen programs and numerous clubs and classes. Among the other programs and services located at the Center are WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Head Start, Unify Community Health Clinic, and a satellite office for the Spokane Police Department. We also partner with numerous organizations to plan and produce community events which include Neighbor Day Festival, Halloween Carnival, Winterfest, and Building Dreams—Bright Futures for Our Kids.

Karate
4-6 p.m. Fridays in the Mason
Scott Phillips
509.939.8732

Wrestling
5-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the Gym
Mike Purcell
509.993.3425

Badminton
7-1 p.m. Wednesdays in the Gym
4:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays in the Gym
Jesse Lill
509.328.3818

Basketball
8-10 p.m. Mondays and Sundays in the Gym
Rick Harris
509.323.7501

MMA
6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Gym
Rick Harris
509.323.7501

Before and After School Care
6-8:30 a.m. and 2:30-6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Sierra Ross
509.326.9540

Girl Scouts
4-5 p.m. Tuesdays in the Gym
Sierra Ross
509.326.9540

Teen Night Middle School
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Gym
Teen Night High School
7-9 p.m. Thursdays in the Gym
Rick Harris

Senior Centers

Corbin Senior Activity Center

827 W. Cleveland Ave.

Director: Jeff Edwards
509.327.1584
jeff@corbinseniorcenter.org
www.corbinseniorcenter.org

Corbin Senior Activity Center offers a full schedule of activities including educational classes in foreign languages, art, exercise, and history. There are also social events (e.g. dinner theatres); seminars on health, legal matters, art, and travel; lunches (including one ethnic lunch per month); cards, puzzles, mahjong, scrabble, and pool. Various groups meet throughout the week: Hiking, crafts, lapidary, and dance to live music.

Services include blood pressure checks, foot care, AARP Drivers Training, AARP Tax Aid, massage therapy, and hearing tests. The Center also offers short trips around Spokane and long trips to such places as China and Italy. Tours are usually accompanied by a volunteer escort. Over 100 volunteers presently serve in various capacities. In addition to this, Corbin publishes a twenty-page newsletter, has a boutique, and offers information on senior living and general information. If you are interested in more information, call or better yet, come by and visit today! Our friendly staff and volunteers are here to answer any questions you may have.

Hillyard Senior Center

4001 N. Cook St.

Director: Jerry Unruh
hsdirector@yahoo.com
Website: hillyardseniorcenter.org
Phone: 509.482.0803

Hillyard Senior Center is the place “Where Friends Meet Friends”. We provide a full spectrum of recreational program and service opportunities for older adults 55 +. Whether it's exercise and fitness that you are seeking or great travel adventure, Hillyard Senior Center offers a wide variety of fun and entertaining activities, lunch daily, educational classes, trips and tours and great special events! Our program features one of our members favorite activities; Wii Virtual Bowling League. This ten week league provides loads of fun and smiles on Friday Mornings from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. We are located at 4001 N. Cook Street in the Northeast Community Center. Annual Memberships are just $20 for individuals and $30 for couples under the same address. Call our office at 482-0803 for more information, or stop in for a visit and a complimentary monthly newsletter! View the HSC Website or view the monthly newsletter.

Mid-City Concerns Senior Center

1222 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Executive Director: Mollie Dalpae, MSW
director@mowspokane.org
Phone: 509-232-0864
Website: mowspokane.org/senior-center/
Facebook: facebook.com/MealsOnWheelsSpokane/
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mission: To sustain the independence of those we serve by providing services and activities regarding nutrition, advocacy, education, and recreation through the Meals on Wheels Spokane program and Mid-City Concerns Senior Center.

Since 1967 Mid-City Senior Center has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through our downtown meal site in Spokane and Meals on Wheels delivery to elderly, disabled homebound seniors. The center is open five days a week and provides a warm, inviting, and safe atmosphere for men and women who are predominantly living alone, isolated in apartment rooms, and existing on incomes far below the federal Poverty level. 75% of those using the center are 75 years or older.

We invite those 60 years and older to join us in our senior center. Senior center activities and special events include Bingo, movie days, live music, dancing, pool, games, holiday parties, etc. Take advantage of the extra perks the senior center has to offer by becoming a member! Membership is only $25 per year and includes: 1 haircut every other month, computer room and internet access, Christmas gift at the end of the year, etc. Contact us or stop by to learn more.

Breakfast is served between 8-10 a.m. for a small fee. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. for a donation ask of $4.

Project Joy

3151 E 27th Ave.

Director: Harlan Henderson
director@projectjoy.org
Website: www.projectjoy.org
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ProjectJOYcommunity
Phone: 509.535.0584
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday to Thursday

Project Joy is an organization composed of entertainers 50 years of age or older who provide entertainment for Care Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Retirement Complexes, Civic and Fraternal Organizations, Schools and Special Events.

The performers are volunteers who want to share joy using their particular talent. Because Project Joy consists of volunteers, the bulk of the entertainment is done during daylight hours on weekdays. Occasionally an early evening or weekend time can be arranged.

Sinto Senior Activity Center

1124 W. Sinto Ave.

Director: Josh Kracht
joshk@sintocenter.org
Phone: 509.327.2861
Website: www.sintocenter.org
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Friday 8:30 a.m. tp 1 p.m.

Mission: To improve the health of seniors by providing activities for the mind and body, social connection and great affordable nutrition.

Sinto Senior Activity Center offers a variety of recreational and social programs and services for older adults, ages 55 and up, who wish to remain active, make new friends, become productively involved in community affairs, or simply to have some fun and fill some spare time.

Activities offered at the Center include ballroom dancing, pool, crafts, educational opportunities, lunches, social clubs, entertainment, square dancing, music, speakers, holiday events, cards, exercise and aerobic classes, round dancing, clogging, community service projects, short trips and tours, bowling, involvement opportunities, travelogues, and more.