April 20, 2016

On April 9 we partnered with the Emerging Leaders Society of United Way to host a park clean-up in honor of our friend and Board member, Jen Hussey. We were thrilled when 45 people showed up ready to get to work and make the world better in Jen's honor. Her coworkers f...

April 12, 2016

Jessica Sems is an amazing young woman - everyone who meets her knows that. We have been fortunate to have her as part of the Spokane Parks Foundation for the last two years. As she gets ready to graduate, I thought it was time to for you to get to know her a bit bette...

April 4, 2016

2015 was a banner year for the Spokane Parks Foundation. We made over 16,000 swims available to the community, funded 291 swim lessons and paid for a week of free swimming in pools throughout Spokane County. We provided almost $20,000 in support for park projects and p...

April 4, 2016

We are thrilled to be able to expand our traditional Make A Splash In A Kid's Life program to include not only Free Swim Fridays all summer long, but also a Free Swim Clinic on Saturday, June 11.


As Kevin Eddy, our Make A Splash In A Kid's Life chair, says, "We feel th...

April 4, 2016

The name Hamblen has been closely connected to Spokane’s parks for over a century. Laurence Hamblen was named to the City of Spokane Park Board in 1912, elected Park Board president in 1930 and held that role until his death in 1956. As Park Board president he appointe...

April 4, 2016

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 4, 2016

The historic photos that we have of Coeur d'Alene Park recall idyllic days of strolls in Sunday best, brass bands playing in the band stand, and beds bursting with flowers.


But it wasn't always that perfect.


The City's first park was founded in 1891 - and almost closed...

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