The Urban Outdoors

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Explore Spokane With a Walking or Biking Poetry Tour

A new way to explore Spokane is with a self-guided walking or biking tour of the “I am a Town” poetry art installations. With 13 …

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Free Workout Classes in Downtown Spokane

Combat workout doldrums and get active in our city’s core through Downtown Spokane Partnership’s free series of outdoor workout classes this summer. Designed to give …

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Explore What’s New at Spokane’s Riverfront Park This Summer

Skate Ribbon What becomes of an ice ribbon when spring hits? Find out downtown Spokane, where Riverfront Park’s Ice Ribbon has transitioned to its spring …

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Backyard Paddleboard Adventure on the Spokane River

What does it take to make a four-day descent of the Spokane River on a Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP)? An adventurous spirit, a lifejacket and helmet, …

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Photo of a varied thrush by Tina Wynecoop.

Backyard Birding: Create Your Own Oasis for Native Birds

One year I participated in the Christmas Bird Count with members of the Spokane Audubon Society. As we prowled our beat, my teammates headed for …

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Photo by Derrick Knowles.

Harold Balazs and The Art of Nature

Harold Balazs has worked in Spokane for 70 years, creating whimsical, intriguing, and often confounding works of art. They range from large-scale public displays to …

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Photo of outdoors yoga class in the park by Derrick Knowles.

Down Dog Downtown

At the end of a long day, there are plenty of reasonable excuses for skipping a workout: fatigue, evening plans, a growling stomach or simple …

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Photo of bikers by Shallan Knowles.

Summertime Rolls: Have Way Too Much Fun Riding to a Community Festival

Why do children always seem to be smiling on their bikes? Maybe it’s because they haven’t forgotten how much fun it is, and they know …

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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 …

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