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Public meetings seek ideas on city parks budget cuts

CITY PARKS — In 2013 the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will be facing an estimated 5.5 percent budget reduction totaling about $1 million.

Parks officials have set two public meetings this week to help form priorities for the program cuts that will need to be made:

Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th, in the Spokane Parks Foundation Ballroom.

Thursday, June 28, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook, in the Hillyard Senior Center, Conference Room. 

If you can't make it to one of the meetings, please give your opinion in this short survey.

You can also learn more about the 2013 Budget at spokaneparks.org.

See Spokane River roar while hiking city’s 17-bridges

HIKING – Spectacular runoff pouring down the Spokane River will highlight the third annual Spokane Bridge Walk organized June 4 by Spokane Parks and Recreation.

Sign up for the event, get a map and walk at your own pace with friends 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  to cover the 4.5-mile loop that crosses 17 bridges in the heart of Spokane.  The walk starts at Monroe Street Bridge and ends at Rotary Riverfront Fountain.

A check-in table will be staffed at Veteran’s Court on the north bank of the Spokane River between Post and Monroe streets.  Pay a fee ($19 adults, $12 youths 5-16) to help support city parks recreation programs and get a map and bridges pin.
 
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