Stories tagged: Spokane Park Board
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Riverfront Park art piece gets Park Board approval
The nearly unanimous panel voted Thursday afternoon to begin design and construction of “Step Well,” a public art piece designed by Boston-based artist and architect J. Meejin Yoon. The final …
Sun., April 1, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Design of signature art for revitalized Riverfront Park set for vote
The full Spokane Park Board will vote later this month on a design and location for “Step Well,” architect and artist J. Meejin Yoon’s sculpture for Riverfront Park. The MIT …
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 …
Fri., March 9, 2018
Golf cart fee waiver for disabled visitors reinstated at Spokane municipal courses
The Spokane Park Board unanimously approved the return of a fee waiver for disabled golfers who choose to use their own personal carts at municipal courses, starting this summer. Tom …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Free swimming could return to Spokane municipal pools this summer
The Spokane Park Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution that would eliminate entry fees at six city-owned pools this summer. Park officials said gate admissions were only …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Looff Carrousel building takes shape in Riverfront Park, as Pavilion structures come down
The new home of the 109-year-old attraction is scheduled to open later this spring in time for Bloomsday, park planners said during a tour of the site Thursday. The building …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement
The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Thornton Murphy Park floated as potential site of new South Hill library
If voters approve an expected bond measure on the ballots next year, a 1.4-acre plot at Ray Street and 27th Avenue would be an ideal location to construct a new, …
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 …