Stories tagged: Parks Department
Wed., April 19, 2017
Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers
Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Studio owner sues city of Spokane over damage caused by raccoons
Amanda Hansen believes her dance studio and wedding rental business died because of raccoon poop. And she blames the city of Spokane.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Imax theater in Riverfront Park headed for demolition; fate of pavilion rides still in question
Spokane Park Board members agreed last week to move forward with a 2014 recommendation to demolish the aging IMAX theater on Riverfront Park’s Havermale Island as part of efforts to …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Ice ribbon in Riverfront Park delayed by design that came in over budget
An overly ambitious design will delay the opening of Riverfront Park’s new ice skating ribbon, the first signature project in Riverfront Park’s massive taxpayer-funded renovation. It’s the latest in a …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Park Board forwards proposal to proclaim Riverfront Park a ‘brownfield’
The City Council will now consider the proposal to name the 100-acre downtown park, in the midst of a renovation fueled by a $64 million bond, polluted and in need …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
City of Spokane facing $1 million demand from former parks spokeswoman
Nancy Goodspeed, a former parks department spokeswoman for the city of Spokane, is demanding $1 million from the city following what she describes as a violation of state and federal …
UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2015, 12:47 p.m.
Police communication director moving to parks department
After three years at the Spokane police department, communications director Monique Cotton is leaving to manage outreach and public relations for the Riverfront Park redesign, as well as other parks …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Study: Stormwater not to blame for Cannon Hill Park pond’s cloudiness
Cannon Hill Park may be a beloved and classic example of an Olmsted Brothers park on Spokane’s South Hill, but the pond at its center has quickly become a point …
Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
County updating five-year plan for parks
Spokane County expects to have $23 million over the next five years to pursue Conservation Futures land purchases, park improvements and recreation projects countywide. An update of the county’s parks, …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2011
YMCA demolition $250,000 over budget
The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is more than $250,000 over budget on the demolition of the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park. But the department thinks it …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2010, 8:19 p.m.
Two finalists named for raceway contract
Four operators want to take over Spokane County Raceway Park, and a committee has narrowed the field to two, county commissioners learned Tuesday.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2010
Budget cuts can be costly
BOISE – Idaho is discovering the hidden costs of budget cuts. One example: The $1.6 million the state would save by cutting off funding for Idaho Public Television may be …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2010
Otter lays out plans for parks
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and state Parks Director Nancy Merrill announced a plan Friday to save $4.5 million at the state parks department next year – but not …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2009
Science center won’t be in Riverfront Park
Organizers have pulled the plug on negotiations to develop a science center in Riverfront Park, and will look to identify a new location for the project by early next year. …