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Parks & Recreation Department News Releases for 2019


New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebration at Riverfront Park

Dec. 23 at 2:18 p.m. - Riverfront invites the community to enjoy fireworks on New Year’s Eve. The 12-minute show begins at 9 p.m. to accommodate families with children.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

Nov. 22 at 4:27 p.m. - The project is made possible thanks to contributions from the Spokane Civic Benefit Fund along with county and state grants.

Mayor, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Revitalized Dutch Jake’s Park

Nov. 19 at 8:46 a.m. - Dutch Jake’s Park is reopening on November 21, 2019 with new playground equipment, a new walking track, a new amphitheater, and more.

Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration at Riverfront Park

Nov. 14 at 2:32 p.m. - Riverfront invites you to join this free, activity-packed holiday celebration culminating in the lighting of Spokane’s iconic 60' green spruce.


Spokane Tribe of Indians to Raise Flag on snx? mene? Island

Oct. 23 at 1:29 p.m. - The Spokane Tribe of Indians will raise the Spokane Tribe flag on snxw mene? Island in Riverfront Park during a ceremony on Friday, October 25

Riverfront to Host “Adopt a Scarecrow” Event

Oct. 18 at 11:15 a.m. - Now through October 21, organizations, businesses, clubs, and individuals are invited to “Adopt a Scarecrow” at Riverfront Park.

Unveiling Project Honoring Former West Central CC Director Don Higgins

Oct. 8 at 10:46 a.m. - Plans for Higgins Point Overlook unveiled on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.


Pavilion at Riverfront will Honor Patriot Day with Light Display

Sept. 11 at 12:17 p.m. - 8:30 – 10 P.M. tonight will feature red, white, and blue lights from the Pavilion

Sister Cities “Connections” Garden in Riverfront Park opens

Sept. 9 at 3:37 p.m. - The garden is a space to honor and celebrate the importance of our Sister Cities through nature and art.


Pavilion Grand Opening at Riverfront Park

Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. - Join us for a free two-day celebration September 6 - 7

Providence Health Care Supports Inclusive Play Area at Riverfront Park

Aug. 8 at 8:24 a.m. - $1 million community benefit grant awarded to Spokane Parks Foundation


Paddle, bike, & play at Spokatopia July 13-14, 2019

July 2 at 3:35 p.m. - People of all ages & abilities who love spending time outdoors can head to Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River for a fun-filled weekend.


2019 Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration and Weekend Carnival

June 17 at 4:56 p.m. - Riverfront Park will host a carnival for the July 4th of July, and extend the celebration through the 4-day weekend! Fireworks at 10pm July 4.

Scooter First Ride Academy, Hosted by Lime and Parks Prior to Movies

June 6 at 11:06 a.m. - First Ride Academy at 6:30pm on 6/12, 7/10 and 8/14, 2019 -- complete scooter education and rider training prior to free WSECU Movies in the Park!

Riverfront to Host Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

June 5 at 11:55 a.m. - Riverfront Park presents WSECU Outdoor Movies - a free summer series starting June 12, 2019!

Indian Canyon Now Open on 18 Holes with New Irrigation

June 4 at 9:20 a.m. - Join us at Indian Canyon to see what new irrigation means for quality of play.


Riverfront’s North Promenade and Expo Butterfly Open Tomorrow

May 2 at 4:11 p.m. - The new North Promenade in Riverfront Park will open tomorrow, along with the return of an Expo ’74 butterfly to mark the north gateway.


Indian Canyon opens 13 holes, with discounted rates and new irrigation

April 29 at 10:25 a.m. - Amidst a full irrigation replacement, Indian Canyon golf course will open thirteen holes on Monday, April 29, 2019 at a discounted rate.

Free Arbor Day activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum

April 25 at 1:22 p.m. - Celebrate Arbor Day with free family activities, yard care tips, and environmental education on Saturday at Finch Arboretum.

N. Suspension Bridge Maint. Closure, N. Promeande Opens for Bloomsday

April 19 at 1:23 p.m. - The North Suspension pedestrian bridge is closing today for maintenance, and the new North Promenade will open in time for Bloomsday.

Riverfront Spokane Selects AEG Presents for Event Booking Services

April 12 at 10:45 a.m. - One of the leading providers of live entertainment in the world, AEG will bring at least 30 concerts to the Pavilion during their three year contract.


Downriver Golf Course Opens Saturday, The Creek at Qualchan on Monday

March 29 at 8:30 a.m. - More good news for Spokane golfers! With the final winter traces giving way to spring green, Downriver & The Creek at Qualchan are opening.

Esmeralda Golf Course to Open Front Nine Thursday

March 26 at 2:40 p.m. - Esmeralda will open the front nine holes on Thursday, March 28, 2019


Numerica is Corporate Naming Partner at Skate Ribbon & SkyRide

Feb. 27 at 1:25 p.m. - Park Board approved a proposed naming partnership with Numerica Credit Union, providing additional free and low-cost programs

Park Board to Vote on Naming Partnership at Skate Ribbon & SkyRide

Feb. 12 at 3:10 p.m. - Possible partnership would bring additional free and low-cost programming to the Skate Ribbon


Riverfront Wheels Park Design Open House: January 9

Jan. 4 at 2:59 p.m. - A wheels park is planned for the north bank of Riverfront, and we'd love to hear from the wheels community about design elements they want to see.

“Skate with the Chiefs” at Riverfront January 10, 2019

Jan. 3 at 10:36 a.m. - The Spokane Chiefs invite fans to join the team at the Riverfront Park Ice Ribbon in downtown Spokane on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.