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Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake Regional Park: swimming beach, shelters, BBQ area. 3707 S. Zephyr Road. Admission: $2.00

Pavillion Park: splash pad. 727 N. Molter Road. Free.

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Bear Lake Regional Lake: swimming beach, park, BBQ area. 29601 N. Newport Highway (Highway 2). Free.

Pine River Community Park: swimming beach, playground, BBQ area. 525 E. Greenleaf Drive, north of Wandermere Golf Course. Free.


Northside Family Aquatic Facility: 18120 N. Hatch Road, Colbert.

Southside Family Aquatic Facility: 3724 E. 61st Ave., Spokane 10:30am-5:30pm

Hours of both aquatic facilities are 10:30am-5:30pm. Admission at both facilities: ages 3-5 is $2; ages 6 or over, $4; ages 60 or over, $3.



Audubon Park, 3405 N. Milton St.; Carson Park, 4918 W. Everett Ave.; Chief Garry Park, 2515 E. Sinto Ave.; Coeur d’Alene Park, 2195 W. Second Ave.; Franklin Park, 302 W. Queen Ave.; Friendship Park, 631 E. Greta Ave.; Glass Park, 627 E. Heroy Ave.; Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.; Pacific Park, 5211 W. Lowell Ave.; Thornton Murphy Park, 3105 E. 27th Ave.; Underhill Park, 2910 E. Hartson Ave.; Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave.; Nevada Park, 3933 E. Courtland St.; Grant Park, 1100 E. Ninth Ave.; Shadle Park, Longfellow & Elm; Grandview Park, 17th Ave. & “D” St.; Harmon Shipley Park, 6018 N. Regal St.


Witter Aquatic Center, 1300 E. Mission Ave.

Lap swim, Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; open swim, daily 1 to 4 p.m.

A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center, 1900 W. Mission Ave.

Open swim, Mon.-Thurs., 1- 4 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Shadle Aquatic Center, 2005 W. Wellesley Ave.

Lap swim, Mon.-Thurs., 9-11:50 a.m.; open swim, Mon-Thurs., 1-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

Hillyard Aquatic Center, 2600 E. Columbia Ave.

Open swim, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Comstock Aquatic Center, 600 W. 29th Ave.

Open swim, Mon-Thurs., 1-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

Liberty Aquatic Center, 1300 E. 5th Ave.

Open swim, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Admission for all pools: ages 0-3, free; 4-17 $2; 18-64 $4; 65 and over, $2

Spokane Valley

Park Road Pool, 906 N. Park Road

Lap swim, Mon.-Fri., noon to 1 p.m.; open swim, daily 1-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

Terrace View Pool, 13525 E. 24th Ave.      

Lap swim, Mon.-Fri., noon to 1 p.m.; open swim, daily 1-4:30 p.m.

Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave.

Lap swim, Mon.-Fri., noon to 1 p.m.; open swim, daily 1-4:30 p.m.

Admission for all pools, $1 per person

Coeur d’Alene

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road

Open swim, Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat., 12:30-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30pm, 6-8pm; Tues., Thurs. and Sun., 12:30-3pm, 3:30-5:30pm. Admission ranges from $5 to $10 a day.

Coeur d’Alene City Park and Beach: large swimming beach, park, Fort Sherman play area, 105 N. First St.

Post Falls

Q’emiln Park: swimming beach, trail system, picnic shelters. 12201 W. Parkway Drive

Medical Lake

Waterfront Park: swimming beach, picnic areas, playground. 1386 S. Lefevre St. 

Riverside State Park

11226 W. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls 

Compiled by August Bress


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