Find personal enrichment, self-improvement and skill-building through Spokane Parks and Recreation's Wellness & Enrichment programs. Explore new and exciting interests while discovering your hidden talents with our affordable programs for all ages and abilities. Classes are designed to challenge you mentally and physically in a fun way. Take a class to meet people or sign up with a friend or family member for a unique shared experience.
Ages 16+ This is the mystery event everyone is virtually dying to attend! This Zoom mystery party is very similar to an in-person murder mystery party: a night of intrigue, murder, investigation, and laughing. Lots of laughing. Invite your friends and family, or join a group of complete strangers, in an unforgettable evening hosted by our Professional Mystery Detective, who will guide you and the other guests through solving a perplexing crime.
Midnight at the Masquerade: 5/7/2021, 6–8PM, $49
Murder on the Polar Express: 5/21/2021, 6–8PM, $49
Virtual Yoga classes are now available for continuing and new yoga students to practice yoga in the comfort of home but with the guidance and motivation of being in this virtual class. Strengthen, stretch and release muscle tensions while settling into a relaxed and peaceful mental state. Instructor, Robin Marks, was one of the early pioneers who first brought yoga to Spokane! Classes include: Yoga Basics, Chair Yoga, Gentle Stretch, and Deep Stretch Yoga.
This spring, explore your city in a wellness challenge for all types of lifestyle and levels of fitness. Whether you stroll or roll the 1-mile “Trolley Trail Trek” or follow the Centennial Trail from one side of Spokane to the other in the 15-mile "City Limit Stride", every mile counts! Choose from a variety of preset routes that take you through the City of Spokane’s amazing parks system. Report your accomplishments at the end of each route to be featured on the Spokane City Stroll & Roll Virtual Wall of Fame and see how you stack up to other participants.
Participants are required to download a free app and create an account to access the routes and record their accomplishments. All participants will receive a unique celebratory “I Love Parks” patch designed by artist Chris Bovey! Registration Opens October 15 and the Challenge ends on 12/31. For more information please email Adriano Eva at email@example.com. $15
In this week long class for ages 12-17, a real law enforcement Detective teaches the principles and techniques involved in solving a missing persons case! Create and examine blood splatter patterns, recover fingerprints, analyze handwriting and experiment with chromatography, and much more. The cost of the class includes a SWAG filled CSI Lab Kit to conduct the labs!
Ages 8-13 Open to beginners and kids of all levels of experience. Limited to 20 participants working in groups of 5 for both riding and educational group activities. Each group has a qualified adult supervisor at all times. While on horseback, each rider has a helper as needed in addition to the instructor. Programs for 2nd year and experienced riders. 15 minutes from downtown; less than 20 minutes from most South Hill locations. Required equipment bicycle helmet, long pants, boots. Meet at Relational Riding Academy, 3714 W Anderson Rd, Cheney WA. $250
Ages 6-14yrs. & 15+ These classes follow the traditional practices and respect associated with Okinawan Goju Ryu. Beginners and experienced practitioners regardless of style are welcome. Gis (karate uniform) required. Please contact the instructor at 480-338-9131 for pre-registration approval while in Phase 1 and 2 of the Spokane Health District Roadmap to Recovery. Location: Southside Community Center, 3151 E 27th Ave, Spokane. Youth $30 Adult $40
Ages 8-12. Pickleball is a fun, social, and friendly sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Played on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net, paddle & plastic ball. The rules are simple and can be played as doubles or singles and enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Participants will learn the basics of one of the fastest-growing sports in America. Brought to you by Pacific Northwest Pickleball. Classes meet at Moran Prairie Elementary 4224 E 57th Ave, and Indian Trail Elementary 4102 W Woodside Ave, Spokane. $55
Ages 10-18 Learn and discover new skills and talents or bring your game up with personal skill development. Enjoy being outside in nature, building new friendships and playing disc golf! A final tournament will conclude the week with prizes, and all students receive a new beginner or advanced disc. Camp operated by US Youth Disc Golf Association. Parent information emailed prior to the start of camp. Meets at Camp Sekani Park 6722 E Upriver Drive. $129
Ages 8-13 AAU Pickleball brings you one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. This youth pickleball camp combines FUN, FITNESS, SKILLS development, and making NEW FRIENDS for unforgettable summer fun! No experience needed, and the equipment will be provided for instruction and play. Hart Field Tennis Courts. 3508 S Grand Blvd. $75 per student per week with AAU membership, $90 for non-AAU members. Multiple dates available!
4 Days | Ages 8-16 This camp is designed to introduce new players to this exciting sport, and also sharpen the skills of the intermediate player. This camp focuses on the fundamentals of competitive Badminton in a fun, but challenging way by incorporating mobility and match play drills to refine technique. Participants should expect a daily routine of fun but vigorous activities and should be appropriately dressed. Chase Middle School. $120
Dates: Mon.-Thu., 6/28-7/1, 8am-3p
1 Week | Ages 13-17 The CMTV Camp is a hands-on training program for teens interested in learning how to produce videos and connect with others who want to learn and practice with the latest technology and techniques. The daily camp is held downtown at a state-of-the-art studio and taught by the production team at CMTV. Community-Minded Television. 104 W 3rd Ave STE B. $159
1 week | Ages 7-11 A great summer camp should be a fun place where kids can explore a variety of activities, discover new interests, make friends, and feel confident to try something new. The Summer Day Camp at Merkel operates under three core values: a safe place to try new things, a fun and positive experience, with exceptional instruction and supervision. Activities include traditional camp games, arts and crafts, sports, BMX, skate park activities, plus a variety of outdoor adventures. In addition to the games and activities that are specific to the weekly themes, campers will also enjoy some of the unique features available at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, such as the BMX track, skate park, splash pad, hiking trails and various recreational sports activities. Please contact us or go to our website at www.spokaneparks.org/camps for additional information. Dwight Merkel Sports Complex – 5701 N Assembly, Spokane. 9:00am – 4:00pm each day.
Team up with camp staff and other participants for a challenge course all over Merkel! Groups will play games to promote collaboration, creativity, and problem solving while scavenging for clues and exploring different “cultures and languages” – even creating their own! Come and make new friends, hone your teamwork skills, and have a blast at the Summer Camp at Merkel! $159
The zombies are coming! Will you survive? Join with camp staff and participants for a camp-wide survival challenge at Merkel! Teams will play strategy games, engage in a variety of problem-solving collaborations, and learn from survival experts! This week campers will delve deeper into leadership, strategy, and communication. $159
This week is geared toward helping campers learn about the world around them and gain a new appreciation for the outdoors. Unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join our staff for fun-filled, team-building and self-esteem boosting activities such as standup paddle boarding with the expert staff of our Outdoor Recreation Department! $159
Are you a fan of the Backyard Scientist? Then this camp is for you! Camp staff and participants will engage in fun games and activities designed to develop observation skills, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, analytical predictions, problem-solving, and much more! Explore the infinite possibilities by discovering that science is all around us! $159