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  • Shuttles ease trip upriver for boaters

    Little Spokane River paddlers with kayaks, canoes and kids on their hands can let someone else do the driving. For $8 a person, families with children 8 and older can …


  • Topped trees near Indian Canyon Golf Course frustrate city

    Neighbors along the east side of Indian Canyon Golf Course got a surprise when they heard chainsaws at 5:40 a.m. on May 20. A subcontractor was topping trees to clear …


  • Suit filed in Gonzaga student’s kayaking death

    A city parks instructor manual appears to ban city-sponsored kayak trips in the kind of weather that led to a chaotic and deadly excursion organized by Gonzaga University and sponsored …


  • Dog park at High Bridge Park may get water

    The city of Spokane’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park in west Spokane, is …


  • Former city official’s name proposed for YMCA site meadow

    It takes a lot of people to build a city. Private business owners and elected officials come and go. Some become legends because of the buildings they build, the laws …


  • Pet food maker donates $2,000 for dog park improvements

    The city’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park, is being constructed in several phases …


  • Sinto director Scott Niemeier honored

    The Sinto Senior Center was packed to the rafters on Dec. 21 when clients, staff and friends roasted Scott Niemeier, who’s leaving after serving as the center’s director since 1990. …


  • Stanek’s Nursery to close after 99 years

    Stanek’s Nursery on the South Hill will close early next year, just one year shy of the family business’s 100th birthday. A letter from owner Tim Stanek, posted on the …


  • 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 …


  • Inventory counts city’s trees, charts condition, evaluates role

    As long as there have been cities, people have planted trees along streets, in parks and in yards. To better assess how Spokane street trees contribute to the city’s infrastructure …


  • Riverfront Park master plan debuts

    There was one word Leroy Eadie, director of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, repeated more than any other at last Thursday’s presentation of the Riverfront Park master plan: “draft.” …


  • Public garden takes shape in Peaceful Valley

    It seems to be the year of the community garden. Earlier this year, volunteers began putting in a garden in Grant Park on the South Hill, and now another garden …


  • Spokane will be bursting with new turf for youth

    The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has finished constructing and refurbishing nine youth baseball fields across town. As part of the 2007 Parks Improvement Bond, $3 million was designated to …


  • Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

    About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a recent planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park in Spokane’s South Perry neighborhood. …


  • Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

    About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a Saturday planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park. The community garden would be …


  • Park named after tireless neighbor

    When Dick Carson headed to the Northwest Neighborhood Council meeting in September, he didn’t suspect anything unusual was going on. At 85, he’s cut back a bit on his community …


  • Park board approves Merkel complex use fees

    Fees for users of the new Merkel Sports Complex were approved by the Spokane Park Board on Sept. 9. The fee scale came together after a public meeting at the …


  • Popular Zumba class takes root with seniors

    When Kathy Armstrong took a Zumba class through the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, she immediately fell in love with the fast-paced, energizing exercise program. “It was so fun!” she …


  • Popular Zumba class takes root with seniors

    When Kathy Armstrong took a Zumba class through the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, she immediately fell in love with the fast-paced, energizing exercise program. “It was so fun!” she …


  • Liberty pool reopens after problems with guests

    The Liberty Aquatic Center was closed yesterday immediately after morning swim lessons because a group of young men invaded the pool, pushed the life guards around and in general bullied …


  • Witter Center pool has been repaired

    A leak in the larger of two pools at the Witter Aquatics Center has been repaired, according to a Spokane Parks and Recreation Department spokeswoman.


  • Incoming parks director talks about what he sees ahead for Spokane

    The Spokane City Council is scheduled tonight to appoint Leroy Eadie, the city’s former planning director, to head the city’s parks system. Eadie has been acting parks director since October. …


  • Verner taps Eadie to fill park job

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has opted against making another change in the leadership of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.


  • Seniors take the stage

    Since 1972, one organization has been adding the melody to mature, the swing to senior and the rhythm to retired. Funded in part by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, …


  • Seniors take the stage

    Since 1972, one organization has been adding the melody to mature, the swing to senior and the rhythm to retired. Funded in part by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, …


  • Seniors take the stage

    Since 1972, one organization has been adding the melody to mature, the swing to senior and the rhythm to retired. Funded in part by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, …


  • Swimmers hitting pool after hours, officials report

    Spokane’s new swimming pools are so popular that they are attracting a crowd – after the pools have closed, city parks officials said today.


  • Whitewater park faces trout hurdle

    Supporters of a whitewater park in the Spokane River must determine if the project would hurt trout populations before moving ahead, a city official has ruled.


  • Dog park gets public hearing

    Tuesday evening, the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department held the first of two public hearings about a proposed off-leash dog park to be built in the High Bridge Park area. …


  • In brief: Riverfront Park job fair Sunday

    The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will host their 17th annual Job Fair on Sunday in the Riverfront Park Pavilion, from noon to 4 p.m. The Job Fair …

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