Stories tagged: Spokane Park Board
TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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, …
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.”
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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, …
FRIDAY, 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. …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
Spokane Park Board resolution honors Jim Quigley
The Spokane Park Board this week honored its vice president who died last month. Jim Quigley, 79, who worked as a dentist for about four decades in Spokane, served on …
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
Tree inventory helps arborists plan for Spokane’s future
It’s almost like money growing on trees. A new city report has counted, measured and placed a monetary value on nearly every tree on city property.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012
Skaters make their case for under-freeway park
A group of skaters who support the renovation of the Under the Freeway Skate Park took their project to the Spokane Park Board on Dec. 13. The group was under …
TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012
Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater
Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
Leagues worried about ability to pay higher fees
It’s going to cost more to play ball in Spokane. The Spokane Park Board voted last week to raise the per-hour cost of using softball and baseball fields. In the …
SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2012
City votes to tear down Broadview Dairy addition
The Spokane Park Board on Thursday agreed to tear down the western addition to the former Broadview Dairy building, which sits mostly on land it bought to expand Riverfront Park. …
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Board approves Zehm memorial
Otto Zehm will be honored on the picnic shelter in Mission Park. The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously on Thursday to accept the recommendation of Mayor David Condon to honor …
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
Dairy might be torn down
An empty dairy building on West Cataldo Avenue is likely to be torn down this summer, city officials said Monday. The Riverfront Park Committee of the Spokane Park Board is …