Jill has been a volunteer for the Parks Foundation for about 5 years now...first on our Marketing Committee, but in 2015 she joined our Board! Let's learn more about Jill and why she likes parks so much...


Before you were on the board, you were a volunteer on the Park...

July is officially picnic month. Which makes July the perfect time to get out and explore Dishman Hills.

What an amazing place Dishman Hills is! Tucked between Spokane and Spokane Valley, Dishman Hills sits on the edge of dense residential neighborhoods and provides out...

I sat down with our newest Board member, Craig Andersen, to find out more about him!


What drew you to become a Board member of the Foundation?

I have always been passionate about parks. It is one of the things that drove me to be a Landscape Architect. Also, I had hear...

The Spokane Parks Foundation has been supporting the Spokane River Centennial Trail since before it started.

In 1987, the Foundation awarded $2,000 to the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce to help with planning the Trail from riverfront to the state line. (Interesting...

The Spokane River Centennial Trail (or just the Centennial Trail for us locals) runs from the Washington/Idaho state line and ends at Lake Spokane in Nine Mile Falls. Its existence is a testimony to the lasting partnership between multiple government agencies and munic...

Last summer – thanks to you – we were able to get over 2,000 kids into the pools.

We provided 473 swim suits.

We funded 402 swim lessons.

We gave 146 season-long pool passes to nonprofits serving low-income kids.

We made 13,036 swims possible.

NONE of that would have been p...

I was able to sit down with Elizabeth and chat about her work and the Parks Foundation. Elizabeth is a volunteer with our Make A Splash In A Kid's Life program.


What drew you to start volunteering for the Foundation?
My employer, Numerica Credit Union. Numerica empow...

The location we now know as Witter pool has played host to public pools since 1914, when the City of Spokane built not one but TWO pools on the site - the Sinto Pools. (One was for girls and one for boys.) Along with two other public pools, the city's population was se...

Each year, the Spokane Parks Foundation invests in community-driven initiatives and park department programs that enhance public parks and support educational and recreational activities throughout Spokane County. Any park and recreation department or community-based g...

April 13, 2017

I recently chatted with Doug Kelley about why he got involved with the Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf Advisory Board and the Spokane Parks Foundation.


When did you first get involved with the County advisory board and what drew you to their purpose?

I am comp...

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