Stories tagged: parks
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Spokane Valley City Council unanimously voted to ban camping at City Hall, Center Place and Balfour Park and bar it on other public lands, as long as there is space …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
When the new plaza across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the downtown library opens today, it will be lauded as a new gathering place for the people of Spokane. But it …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
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
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 …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
Here’s 10 U.S. urban sanctuaries that are well worth a visit next time you’re in town.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
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 …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
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
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
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
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: …
Mon., June 11, 2018
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 …
Sat., June 9, 2018
A new garden was dedicated in honor of blind and deaf activist Helen Keller on Friday afternoon at Manito Park.
Thu., May 31, 2018
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 …
Sat., May 26, 2018
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.
Sun., May 20, 2018
$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.
Tue., May 8, 2018
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 …
Mon., May 7, 2018
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 …
Thu., March 29, 2018
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 …
Fri., March 9, 2018
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 …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
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
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.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
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 …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
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 …