PARKS -- Every division of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will be facing a 5.5% budget reduction in 2013 as the city seeks to trim the department's budget by $1 million.
Park departments include Riverfront Park, Park Operations, Planning, Administration, Budget/Finance, Marketing, Youth Centers, Youth Camps, Outdoor Programs, Corbin Art Center, General Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Aquatics, Sports and Sports Facilities.
Officials have scheduled three meetings to gather public input on how to maintain services while budget shortfalls are addressed.
The public meetings are 6 p.m.-8 p.m. as follows:
- Thursday (June 21), West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt.
- June 26, Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th.
- June 28, Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook.
Comments also can be emailed to Parks@spokanecity.org.