January 19, 2016

Update: We are sad to write that Jen passed away on January 6, 2016. This post was originally published Sept 14, 2015. But to honor her memory, we are republishing it now. Jen was an invaluable asset to the Parks Foundation and to the entire Spokane community. She will...

October 6, 2015

Make A Splash In A Kid’s Life had great success in 2015!


Thanks to our donors and partner organizations we were able to get kids into the pools all summer long through pool passes and six free swim days.


Make A Splash in A Kid’s Life is a program of the Found...

May 12, 2015

Frances Martin first began painting when she was 12 in her homeland of Taiwan. She started taking lessons from the Taiwanese watercolorist, Master Paul Kuo, and fell in love with the art form. When she came to Spokane in 1974 as part of the Taiwanese delegation to Expo...

March 3, 2015

This month the Foundation focused on why and how parks make the community a better place. Carol Neupert, currently the Foundation’s president, has many opinions of why parks are so important.  She has been a part of the Foundation for four years and has brought her a w...

January 15, 2015

Phyllis Holmes served on the board of the Spokane Parks Foundation twice, for a total of about 7 years. She recently ended her time with the Foundation, after having served as our Board President for three years and then a year as Immediate Past President. (Though we a...

November 4, 2014

Where Jessica issues a call to action....



There are so many beautiful parks in Spokane! How do they stay so beautiful?


Well by the hard work of the parks employees of course!


There is an employee appreciation day but I want to speak out that there needs to be a NATIO...

November 4, 2014

Jessica, our Intern from Gonzaga University, will be posting a series on her time here at the Foundation. Please welcome Jessica!



What can you learn in the first month at your new job?


That it is easy for an organization to espouse their core values but to truly show...

September 25, 2014

Look what we were able to do this year thanks to you! 


Dollars Raised: $42,866.93

Pool Passes Purchased: 1940

Total Swims Available: 17,167

Swim Lessons Awarded: 260

Swim Suits Donated: 387



And a special thank you to our partner organizatons:

Big Brothers Big Sisters


September 25, 2014

“The Make A Splash Program helps our organization work to build courage and confidence while making a splash.”-North East Youth Center



The NEYC is one of our many partner organizations. This neighborhood organization passed out swimsuits and facilitated swim lessons a...

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