Rolling party planned for South Hill parks

The next Summer Parkways walking, jogging and biking event is Wednesday in the neighborhood between Manito and Comstock parks.

“Basically it is a big street party,” said Erika Henry, co-chairwoman of the event. “We are connecting Spokane parks by closing the streets between them and opening the streets to any kind of human powered transportation.”

Streets there will be closed for a 4-mile loop beginning at 6 p.m. and the route is the same as last year’s Summer Parkways, which drew a huge tournout.

The Park Bench Café in Manito Park will be open late, and residents along the route are encouraged to put on barbecues, lemonade stands or have yard and bake sales.

Summer Parkways is organized by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Spokane and SpokeFest Association.

“Come out and participate, bring jump ropes or sidewalk chalk to engage people around you,” Henry said. “It’s free. You don’t need a ticket. What we are hoping is that people will create the event by participating.”

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