Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Spokane Parks and Recreation has offered outdoor recreation since 1989. The programs serve Adults, Families, Singles, Youth, Teenagers and Private Groups. The Spokane area has numerous lakes, streams and rivers for exceptional canoeing, kayaking and rafting. The nearby mountains are home to wonderful ski resorts that host downhill and cross-country skiing along with many snowshoe trails. The Spokane hiking, biking and climbing areas are spectacular and the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Program offer many activities in all of these categories.

Spring and Summer Activites

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Youth Camps

Winter Activities

Wellness Benefits of Outdoor Activity

Whether you choose to participate on your own or with friends, our snowshoe and cross-country skiing trips can provide a wonderful social outlet as Winter tries to keep you in the dark. Completing a loop on a local trail, learning new tips and tricks for skiing or snowshoeing, or trying something for the first time is an extremely rewarding experience. Spending time outside, having fun, makes you feel good right away. Furthermore, immersing yourself in a beautiful, snowy landscape creates a spiritual bond between you and the place, other people, and the sensations of the activity itself. These activities provide memories to look back on as you get back to your everyday life and you will be looking forward to going again and again.

  • Cross Country Ski
  • Snowshoeing

To sign up for our promotions, email our Program Supervisor Andy Fuzak.

Group/Private Programs

The Outdoor Program offers private group adventures for your organization. Many schools, youth groups, scout troops and businesses take advantage of the great group pricing offered through the program. Guides, equipment and even transportation is provided. Trips are typically 4 hours in length and can be extended for additional fees. All trips can be customized to your group's desire. Activities include: cross country skiing and snowshoe tours, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking & biking trips in and around Spokane. For pricing and scheduling of your group call 509.363.5414 or email afuzak@spokanecity.org.

Support the Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program is looking for additional support to continue to provide affordable adventures. You or your organization can sponsor one of our activities by donating to the Recreation Program. Your donation and sponsorship will be featured in our activity guide that is mailed out to the Spokane Community along with website recognition.

Please contact Andy Fuzak 509.363.5414 or afuzak@spokanecity.org for donation information.

Cooperative Work

Join us for an adventure in one of Spokane's greatest playgrounds!

In cooperation with Riverside State Park and Mount Spokane State Park we are able to provide a variety of outdoor recreation activities within the state parks. Activities include Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking and Youth Camps as well as Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayak tours down the Little Spokane River!

The Spokane County Parks and Recreation Department provides the access to the following areas: Liberty Lake County Park, The Dishman Hills Natural Area, Bear Lake, Fish Lake and more. This access allows for great local trips close to home including Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing!

Under permit with the Colville National Forest Service programs and events are organized to highlight our wonderful resources.


Spokane Parks and Recreation Outdoor Program strives to provide activities that support inclusivity. Whether you are a beginner or in need of an adaptation to equipment in order to accommodate a physical disability, we welcome you! To assure the best experience for all participants, we need your accommodation request along with your registration a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program date. For more information on inclusion and accommodation, please contact Lisa Richards at 509.625.6909 or lrichards@spokanecity.org..