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Photo of paddleboarders courtesy of Spokane Parks and Recreation.

City Parks and Recreation Hosting Paddleboard Tours from New Downtown Spokane River Access Point (September 5)

Downtown Spokane has a new and unique location to enter the Spokane River in the heart of the Lilac City. The new access is located on the south side of the Spokane River, under the Division Street Bridge and near the Spokane Convention Center and was made possible through the generosity and partnership of the …

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Photo of two mountain bikers riding on double track trail.

All Mountain: Northwest Bike Parks Offer Top-to-Bottom Riding

When it comes to mountain bike parks, more is more. Unlike their ski-season counterparts, where the vagaries of winter weather guarantee the mountain is never the same two days in a row, mountain bike park operators have to build in the variety—quite literally. “Our summer season pass holders have typically used their pass about double …

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Photo of river otters by Kyle Merritt.

Critters in the City: Downtown Spokane’s Urban Wildlife Hikes

Eating sushi or sipping craft cocktails at a city café isn’t the typical start to a wildlife watching hike, but downtown Spokane is unique in that regard. Both the Spokane River and Latah Creek serve as wildlife corridors for a surprising list of species. Miles of lightly developed, forested park and residential land extend the …

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Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

Pedal to The Park: Explore Spokane’s Parks by Bike

Hop on your bike and pedal your way to one of these local parks for some simple, no-cost recreational fun. To find the best biking route, go to Srtc.maps.arcgis.com and search for “Spokane Regional Bike Map” to access Spokane’s interactive online map of the bike lanes, trails and shared roadways (great to use on-the-go if …

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Sign Up for a Group Snowshoe Hike with Spokane Parks & Recreation

Spokane Parks and Recreation has been offering outdoor recreation excursions since 1989, including outings and programs that serve adults, families and kids. If you’re looking to explore the winter wonderland around Spokane with like-minded individuals on a pair of snowshoes this winter, try one of these outings with Spokane Parks and Recreation. Find more information …

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Paddleboards ready for the river. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Outdoor Activities Close to Home This Summer: Spokane Parks and Rec Events and Classes

School is out, the sun is shining, and everyone is ready for some outdoor fun. This summer, Spokane Parks and Recreation is offering myriad different outdoor adventures. No matter your fitness level or outdoor experience, there is a program for everyone. “Spokane has hiking and biking trails for all skill levels and pristine waterways for …

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