Stories tagged: parks
Fri., March 9, 2018
Free swimming gets Spokane Park Board approval
For the first time in more than three decades, visitors to Spokane’s swimming pools won’t need to pay to get in the gates. The Spokane Park Board approved the elimination …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
In brief: Oregon wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Imax theater demolition and other Riverfront Park construction projects about to start
The final design of the U.S. Pavilion is still undecided, but buildings around the landmark structure, including the Imax theater, will begin to come down next month.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Downtown Spokane sportsplex could be built without a voter-approved bond, officials say
A proposed sports complex on the north bank of the Spokane River could be built with funds from several different partners, including the city, the Spokane Public Facilities District and …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Spokane parks: More to explore outside of downtown
Spokane newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that Riverfront Park in downtown is all the city has to offer in green spaces. But Spokane has a rich history of preserving …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Master plan underway for Liberty Lake park
Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane backs away from controversial climbing gym proposal adjacent to Spokane Falls
The city will withdraw its request for a hearing with a state agency about whether to transfer outdoor recreation requirements on the lot, which would have been one of the …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Yellowstone Park vehicle traffic nearing capacity
Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Spokane City Council to consider jumping into Washington state construction budget fight
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 5 a.m.
Riverfront Park redevelopment could get more City Hall involvement under proposal
In response to concerns that city leaders weren’t being kept in the loop on the work underway in the downtown attraction’s redevelopment, the Spokane Park Board, City Council and mayor’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Interior won’t change Montana monument designation
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will not recommend changes to Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument as he continues to review national monuments for possible elimination or …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
The 7: Best places to picnic in Spokane and beyond
No matter what’s on the menu, what matters is the company and the outdoor setting. Here are 7 of our favorite places to spread our picnic blankets.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Traveler plans to see all 417 national parks in one road trip
Mikah Meyer’s tally as of last week: 185 national parks down and 232 to go.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
In brief: ‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer coming to North Idaho lakes
The “Take Me Fishing” trailer geared up with free loaner rods, reels, tackle and bait is heading to Idaho Panhandle lakes this month staffed by Idaho Fish and Game and …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Nature refills Pacific Lake, biologists add trout
For the first time in more than 15 years, Pacific Lake south of Odessa, Washington, is full of water – good news that didn’t escape the region’s fisheries biologists.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Officials withdraw proposed alcohol ban at Eugene city parks
Eugene city officials say they have rescinded their proposal to prohibit alcohol in all city parks except during large, permitted gatherings.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverfront Park pavilion, an icon of Expo ’74, to undergo extensive renovation
The iconic centerpiece of Expo ’74 – the U.S. Pavilion – will undergo an extensive renovation, potentially starting early next year. The Spokane Park Board approved a contract to design …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Wild, Scenic Film Festival highlights rivers, environment
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Thu., April 27, 2017
Private landowner sues bulldozer owner for scraping road into South Hill bluff
The owner of about 50 acres of forested land along High Drive Bluff is suing a contractor blamed for digging out dozens of trees and scraping a milelong road into …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Film event promotes wild steelhead
The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Proposed Spokane land sale to climbing gym developer flies against recommendations
The proposed sale of city parkland to a private climbing gym developer goes against recommendations made by Spokane’s assistant city attorney in 2008 and 2009.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Oregon parks open 1,000 more campsite for 2017 solar eclipse
State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
Mon., April 10, 2017
Then and Now: Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden
Spokanites have loved the Japanese garden at Manito Park for family outings, nature photos and quiet meditation since it’s opening in 1974. The area is named for Nishinomiya, Japan, Spokane’s …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns
One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Tired of Zag-mania? Can’t handle another squeaky sneaker or dribbling ball? There are lots of other things going on in Spokane today whether you are into yoga, gun shows, skiing or Pokemon
Tired of Zag-mania? Can’t handle another squeaky sneaker or dribbling ball? There are lots of other things going on in Spokane today whether you are into yoga, gun shows, skiing …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …