Stories tagged: Spokane Park Board
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 …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Altering Spokane Park Board authority in wake of U.S. Pavilion flap would undo century of independence
City Council President Ben Stuckart said no formal proposal is on the table to alter the uniquely Spokane form of governing the park system, but concerns over early designs featuring …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane Park Board loses a member as U.S. Pavilion covering talks continue
Susan Traver has resigned from the volunteer citizen board overseeing Spokane’s park system, but Spokane Park Board President Chris Wright said she did not cite the ongoing debate about whether …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Decision on whether to cover U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park delayed a month
The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to request more information on how much re-covering the structure would cost before instructing a design team to abandon the idea.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Spokane Park Board votes to keep up to three Riverfront rides
After testimony earlier this week from boosters of the attractions that have filled Riverfront Park, some since the late ‘70s, the Spokane Park Board voted Thursday afternoon not to sell …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Future of Riverfront Park amusement rides up for vote next week
The Spokane Park Board is scheduled to decide next week whether to back a resolution that would designate the 13 attractions for sale. Former park director Hal McGlathery, who has …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Spokane Park Board approves $1 million Rotary Fountain overhaul
Spokane Park Board members voted unanimously Thursday to move ahead on a $1 million overhaul of the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Fixing Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park may cost nearly $1 million
The artistic Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park has so many mechanical problems that it is facing a complete overhaul costing nearly $1 million
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Riverfront Park redevelopment on track for 2017, planners say
After a tumultuous year that began with cost overruns, unexpected expenses and criticism from within, those in charge of Riverfront Park’s $64 million redevelopment say they’re on track for a …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6 p.m.
Expo ’74-era butterflies to be saved in Riverfront Park
Two metal-and-fabric butterflies that marked the gates of Expo ’74 are going to be saved and moved to a new location.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Park Board to vote on simplified design process for new Riverfront Park pavilion
If the Park Board approves a different design method for the pavilion than what was used in constructing the ice skating ribbon, the city will have to convince a state …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Riverfront Park groundbreaking celebration finally arrives
A member of the Spokane Tribe sang a blessing and politicians spoke before a ceremonial groundbreaking on the $64.3 million project took place in the Gondola Meadow Friday afternoon. A …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4 a.m.
Private funds could augment bond to upgrade Riverfront Park, study says
Up to $5 million in private donations should be raised to augment $64.3 million voters approved in 2014 to upgrade Riverfront Park, and donors should be offered naming rights in …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Ballooning costs for Riverfront Park renovation stir debate
Members of the Spokane Park Board questioned the ballooning cost of a Riverfront Park design contract this week, at one point coming close to stripping some projects from the work, …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
Proposed sculpture in Spokane would show toll of war
Ildikó Kalapács grew up in Hungary, when the eastern European country was under Soviet control. Her grandparents lived and survived through both world wars, the Russian occupation of their country …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
As city expands Drumheller Springs, tribes work to improve the North Side park
For countless years, Drumheller Springs was a popular spot for wayfarers, the only location with clean, fresh water between Spokane Falls and the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Park Board president assails Christmas tree harvesting from parks
From our archives, 100 years ago Aubrey L. White, president of the Park Board, was fuming over what the paper was calling a “tree slaughter.”
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
City parks spokeswoman will have to reapply to keep job
The parks department will advertise the communications job currently held by former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton, opening it up to outside applicants.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 5 p.m.
Group wants city to spend $4 million to renovate Indian Canyon golf course
A golf course with a storied past may have a moneyed future, as advocates urge city officials to fund a multimllion dollar renovation of the degraded course. Friends of Indian …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
100 years in Spokane: Woman tries to stab school principal with bayonet
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Bessie Lunceford, 49, created quite a dramatic scene – with a bayonet – at the Walton School of Expression, a school of elocution, …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Public-private partnership urged to upgrade Spokane’s Indian Canyon golf course
Supporters of Indian Canyon made an impassioned request Thursday to the Spokane Park Board to return the golf course to its standing as one of the nation’s finest public facilities. …
Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
Schools to parks: Conley takes on new city position
Jason Conley is swapping yellow school buses for emerald green parks. Starting next month, Conley will begin his job as executive officer of Spokane’s Parks and Recreation department. The role …
Sun., July 13, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The temperature hit 99 degrees in Spokane, which caused the Park Board to open the new swimming pool on East Mission Avenue a few …
Sat., June 21, 2014
Spokane Park Board approves face-lift for Riverfront Park
The first major renovation of Riverfront Park in decades is a step away from being sent to voters for approval. The Spokane Park Board approved the 2014 Riverfront Park Master …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
Spokane’s Cannon Hill Park has pondwater predicament
Twenty-four hours a day for most of the year, water pours from a spigot on the south side of the Cannon Hill Park pond. “We’re losing millions and millions of …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Ben Stuckart allowed to assign Spokane City Council duties
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Stuckart proposes increased authority over city board appointments
With the council majority at his back, City Council President Ben Stuckart is proposing to reinstate rules giving him more authority over which council members serve on what boards. But …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Getting There: Bridge best choice for Centennial Trail crossing at Mission
The best way to get Centennial Trail users across busy Mission Avenue in northeast Spokane would be a new pedestrian bridge rather than a tunnel under Mission. The bridge emerged …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Council will consider park department reorganization
The Spokane City Council will consider Monday wholesale changes to the makeup of the park department, widening the scope of the mayor’s appointing powers. The decision follows similar moves in …
Fri., July 5, 2013
Park Board seeks rule change
The push to strip civil service protections from managers is continuing at City Hall. Later this month, the Spokane City Council will consider a request from the Park Board to …