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Support Getting Outside Through Spokane Parks Foundation

Brief History of Spokane Parks About 70 years ago, Laurence Hamblen, who was the Spokane City Park Board President at the time, realized that there was a gap between what the local municipalities could provide and the very real parks and recreation needs in the community, including programming, infrastructure, playgrounds, and access for individuals with …

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Spokane Parks and Recreation: Hiking Odessa’s Lakeview Ranch with Transportation

Enjoy this guided hike through the desert exploring amazing geological formations, ancient lakes, spring flowers and wildlife. This is a 5-6 mile total out and back hike in scablands with rocky, rolling hills and geological views. Guides, transportation and hiking poles provided. Register today at spokanerec.org! Pre-trip information emailed after registration.

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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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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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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