Every park has a story. A reason for its existence. A history of its time in and impact on its community. This year we are going to explore 12 parks and 12 park stories. I hope that you'll check in with us each week and read the growing story of parks and people.
Mission Park is one of my favorite parks in the entire park system. It is fairly centrally located for gatherings. (And only 1.2 miles from our office.) It is right on the Centennial Trail. It is next to a pool. It has an adaptive ball field, senior exercise equipment, a splash pad and playground equipment that will keep my kids entertained for hours. It's a terrific place to study for exams...though it is more suited to that in the spring than the winter. It has tennis court
Neal Boling is the station manager for KHQ and a member of the Spokane Parks Foundation's marketing committee. A few years ago, Neal decided to get healthy - and he headed outside to Riverfront Park to do it. Here's his park story! *** How long have you been in Spokane? 7 years in March. But who’s counting? What inspired you to get fit? I lived in the south my whole life (read: fried foods) and let’s face it, the only thing you feel like doing in July in Florida is sitting in
Riverfront Park has always amazed me; to me, it is the heart of the Spokane community. Like a heart, it has a palpable pulse, as you feel the spray of the raging water, hear the rumble and roar of the river, and gaze upon the awesome falls. Your own heart flutters in a simple, child-like awe as you experience the historic carousel or play on the big red wagon. It has a deep, relaxing calmness that grounds you in the sacredness of the space that has called to countless generat
I know, I know. The snow is still covering much of the trails around here. The ice is still coating a lot of trail parking lots. And what isn't covered with coldness seems to be consumed by mud. But for the brave few who dare, its not too early to get back outside! And for the rest of us, its never too early to plan our next outdoor adventure. The parks are calling to our minds and our hearts - both need the outdoors to stay healthy. Find your next walk in a park on the Spoka