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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Riverfront Park pianos see plenty of performers on last day of summer

Two piano installations in Riverfront Park started as an idea from the Piano Technicians Guild to weatherproof and paint a piano for the park. The first was placed in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

Neighbors sue over plans for park in Millwood on Spokane River

A group of residents led by Millwood City Council candidate Jay Molitor has sued the small city to stop plans for small parks that would provide access to the Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 6:35 a.m.

Purchase would double Sullivan Park as Spokane Valley seeks to add green space

Sullivan Park, an island of green in an industrial and commercial area in northeast Spokane Valley, could become the city’s second biggest park if an adjoining lot is purchased.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Crowd pushes back against Avista proposal for new park and road closure

Avista’s plan to permanently close a section of Upriver Drive to build a park met with stiff headwinds Wednesday evening, as most speakers at a meeting of more than 100 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday

To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Park board wants to sell unused land; opponents say it can’t

After last-minute outcry from conservation groups, the Spokane Park Board deferred a proposal which would have allowed them to sell surplus park land without a vote of the people.


Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services

Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.


Habitats, trail systems and sound barriers: Spokane Parks Department lays out master plan for Finch Arboretum

The Finch Arboretum could see dozens of changes over the next few years including a new pathway, a sound wall and a collection of plants from around the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

With less than 10 percent of Spokane County designated public land, our region’s backdrop is at risk

Flip through any promotional material selling the Spokane lifestyle and one theme quickly emerges. Easy access to nature. As permanent, as baked into our civic being as that backdrop may …


10 urban sanctuaries well worth a visit

Here’s 10 U.S. urban sanctuaries that are well worth a visit next time you’re in town.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …


Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Unhealthy, smoky air prompts health warnings, forces closure of Spokane pools

The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane Park Board votes to revisit amusement rides in Riverfront Park

The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:41 a.m.

Glover Field, which honored Spokane’s third mayor, renamed Redband Park

Since 1917, a patch of grass in Peaceful Valley has carried the name of one of Spokane’s founding fathers. Now, it is being renamed after an even more ancient resident: …


Free swimming will require SplashPass in Spokane, other pools offer free days

Entry to Spokane’s six publicly owned pools will be free for everyone this summer, but will require registration and acceptance of pool rules. The Spokane Parks Foundation has partnered with …


New Manito garden honors Helen Keller, Lions Club mission serving blind and deaf

A new garden was dedicated in honor of blind and deaf activist Helen Keller on Friday afternoon at Manito Park.


Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …


Former Spokane Valley Councilman Bill Gothmann donates 11 acres for park

For former Spokane Valley city councilman Bill Gothmann, there’s a section of land south of Saltese Flats that holds a special place in his heart.


$12 million upgrade to Liberty Lake Regional Park could include bigger campground, expanded beach, nature playground

A longer beach, bigger campground and environmental learning center could be new features of Liberty Lake Regional Park as county officials finalize a plan for a $12 million upgrade.


Residents of homeless camps in Spokane to be directed to shelters under new law

New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …


Camping, marijuana and drone use to be restricted under new rules for Spokane’s parks

The Spokane City Council is scheduled to consider Monday a suite of laws that will alter how the enforcement arm of the city’s Parks Department may respond to people staying …


Slower speed limits suggested near Spokane city parks

Neighborhood residents have been asking the city to address speeding on residential roads after a new state law was passed giving local governments more authority to set speed limits. One …


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 …


In brief: Oregon wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Imax theater demolition and other Riverfront Park construction projects about to start

The final design of the U.S. Pavilion is still undecided, but buildings around the landmark structure, including the Imax theater, will begin to come down next month.


Downtown Spokane sportsplex could be built without a voter-approved bond, officials say

A proposed sports complex on the north bank of the Spokane River could be built with funds from several different partners, including the city, the Spokane Public Facilities District and …


Spokane parks: More to explore outside of downtown

Spokane newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that Riverfront Park in downtown is all the city has to offer in green spaces. But Spokane has a rich history of preserving …


Master plan underway for Liberty Lake park

Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane backs away from controversial climbing gym proposal adjacent to Spokane Falls

The city will withdraw its request for a hearing with a state agency about whether to transfer outdoor recreation requirements on the lot, which would have been one of the …