Notice: Recreation programs scheduled to occur before or on May 31 will either be canceled postponed. We will re-assess summer programs on May 22. Thank you for your patience.

Fields and Sports Facilities

The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Department manages the athletic field scheduling for the City of Spokane to assure quality maintenance, equitable distribution and maximum use by the public, and when necessary, protection of fields from overuse.

Individuals or groups requesting rental of athletic fields for games or practices must complete the Field Allocation Process, as detailed below.

Detailed Descriptions of Fields and Sports Facilities

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Built by funds from a 2007 voter-approved Parks Improvement Bond, our newly renovated north side sports complex boasts many new and updated features:

  • Six full size natural grass soccer fields
  • Two full size synthetic athletic fields with lights
  • Six ball diamonds (five of which are lit)
  • Concessions, rest rooms and meeting space
  • BMX track with lights and timing equipment
  • Skate park
  • Neighborhood park with playground and splash pad
  • Paved perimeter trail, plus an unpaved hiking trail approximately 1-mile long that leads down to Riverside State Park's trails and offers outstanding views of the Spokane River
RV Parking

The 2020 overnight camping rate is $45 / night for each parking spot. Once you receive your permit via e-mail please print and place in the windshield of your towing vehicle or RV / Trailer. Your permit is only valid once payment has been received. Upon receiving your permit number please contact 509-755.Permits authorize bearer to bring one vehicle into Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. On site restrooms will remain open and available to guests during event hours. All camping is dry land only (no-hook ups).

All applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. We have a limited number of spots available.

Download the RV Permit (PDF 804 KB)

BMX Track

Check out the latest Information and Schedule!

The BMX track is open from April through October and may close depending on precipitation. Get more information on the Joe Albi BMX Facebook page.


Open Dawn until Dusk

2019 Gate Practice Schedule

Every Monday night, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $4 and must hold a valid USA BMX Membership

2019 Racing Schedule

Saturdays, April – October, 6 p.m.
Cost: $10 and must hold a valid USA BMX Membership

Thursdays, June 13 – August 22,
Cost: $8 and must hold a valid USA BMX Membership

Joe Albi Stadium

Built in the 1950s, Albi is a grand arena that hosts a variety of sporting and non-sporting events throughout the year. The stadium seating capacity is 26,000 and, along with the great synthetic playing surface, proves a great venue for your next sporting or community event. For Information, reservations, or concerns regarding Joe Albi Stadium please contact Spokane Public Schools Event Services at or 509.354.7169.

Southeast Sports Complex

Appropriately named by its location on the South Hill, the Southeast Complex has many full and smaller sized fields. The complex has a small rest room and concession building.

Master Plan

The Southeast Complex Master Plan is the result of collaboration with Parks staff, the Southgate Neighborhood, and stakeholders to help prioritize future development and improvements to the complex. Parks & Recreation is currently working with KXLY on future improvements including increased access and parking, improved Regal Street streetscape, new soccer field, new restroom facility and the design of the neighborhood trail through the complex.

Franklin Sports Complex

Field Map

The Franklin Park Sports Complex, located in Franklin Park, is home to a five-plex softball complex, soccer fields, and other recreational and sporting pursuits.

Tennis Courts

Throughout the city parks system are many tennis courts that host neighborhood pick-up games, parks and recreation classes and many tennis events. Tennis courts are available to rent for $3/hr. per court.

Mission Park – 8 Courts Available
Comstock Park – 6 Courts Available
Liberty Park – 1 Court Available
All other tennis courts within City parks are first-come first-served.

Ball Fields

Throughout the city parks system are a variety of fields that host many of youth and adult practices, leagues and sporting events. These park ball fields are available to rent through our field reservation system. If a field is not reserved, field usage become first-come first-served. For information on field reservation, please contact or 509.625.6208.

Aquatic Centers

The City of Spokane has 6 brand new aquatic centers located throughout the city. Beyond open swim and regular aquatic programs, these 6 aquatic centers are available to rent by the public for birthday parties, corporate parties, family reunions or just because. Each facility offers amenities such as water slides, zero-depth entries, shaded areas, lap pools and more.

Field Allocation Process

If requesting a field reservation for a one-time use, please contact Reservations at or 509.625.6208. If requesting an ongoing reservation. Please complete the following steps:

  1. Thoroughly read the Athletic Field Rental Guide (PDF 205 KB)
  2. Completely fill out, sign and date the appropriate applications:
    Field Reservation Policy Acknowledgement (PDF 203 KB), or Tournament Application (PDF 59 KB).
  3. Submit current and accurate insurance per requirements outlined in the Athletic Field Rental Guide to request specific dates, please contact Reservations at or 509.625.6208
  4. Submit, upon due date, all required materials as outlined in the Athletic Field Rental Guide.
  5. Insurance can be emailed from the user group or your insurance carrier directly.
  6. Spokane Public School Middle School and High School Field reservations can be made through Spokane Public Schools Event Services: 509.354.7167 or Please DO NOT call individual schools for reservations.

Please deliver or send ALL of this information to:
Spokane Parks & Recreation Department
ATTN: Field Allocations
2304 E. Mallon Ave. Spokane, WA 99202

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