City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.60
Section 16A.60.030

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.60 Rules of the River

Section 16A.60.030 Swimming in the River
  1. No person may intentionally enter, swim, dive or float, with or without a boat, raft, craft or other flotation device, in or upon the water of the Spokane River at any point between the west line of the Division Street bridge and the west line of the Monroe Street bridge. 

  2. The chief of police may, in accordance with procedures and criteria the chief may from time to time prescribe, grant permits for a person or persons to be in that portion of the Spokane River known as the forebay, being the south channel between Havermale Island and the south bank.

  3. The fact that a person is wearing or in possession of swimming, diving or flotation gear or equipment on the bank of the river in the prohibited portion is sufficient ground for an arrest for attempt under this section and shall be prima facie evidence of intent.

Date Passed: Monday, April 23, 2018

Effective Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

ORD C35612 Section 4