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 possible if it weren’t for your support. It was an amazing accomplishment that was made possible by you, your friends and neighbors, and your local businesses. Kids just want to be kids. They shouldn’t have
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 empowers their employees to give back and volunteer in our community. Last year, there was an open spot on the committee and I was asked if I was interested in joining. I had worked for nearly 10 years at youth de
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 served by the Sinto Pools until the the end of the end of the 1950's, when Stanley Witter - then parks director - raised enough money for a re-run at a pool bond. At that point, the city had turned down a bond to
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 group with a park project or program within Spokane County may apply. We give priority to projects and programs that demonstrate active and committed community involvement, and exhibit creativity and innovation i