Charles Balzer probably didn’t think much of it when he fenced off one of the many spring-fed ponds scattered around Spokane’s newest park.
It’s an article of faith that Spokane residents have a mad crush on the outdoors. Especially at this time of year.
Parks in the Spokane area range from manicured to wild. Often, a park will feature both. Here’s a list of 25 parks – with the notable exceptions of Riverfront Park and Manito Park – that offer a bit of everything, from music, swimming and picnicking to softball, tennis, canoeing and hiking.
New park developments inside and outside Spokane city limits will offer residents more opportunities for recreation this summer, and in the months to come.