June 14, 2016

I was lucky enough to meet Bailee during orientation for Leadership Spokane. (Go Class of 2014!) Since we met, she has raised mucho funds for Gonzaga, then transitioned to Marketing Director for a little basketball tournament that you might have heard of. (She's also o...

December 1, 2015

Spokane Parks Foundation Celebrates $25,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

on Giving Tuesday

Grant provides 35-percent of funding for the Make A Splash In A Kid’s Life, making it possible for at least one pool to host Free Swim Fridays every week during summer vacation.



September 21, 2015

The Surgeon General recently released a call to action - Step it Up! - encouraging everyone to walk more. 


"Walking is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to build up physical activity in your life.”

-U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy



Dr. Murthy specific...

June 16, 2015

"Philadelphia is on a mission to convert its dilapidated open spaces into green, safe havens one park rehabilitation project at a time." 


And so starts one of my most favorite recent news items. It is a short little read, but man is it inspiring!


We all have those days...

March 25, 2015

Kids laughing while running or swinging. Couples holding hands while going for a walk. 


The standard images of what a park looks like evoke feelings of happiness. And now studies are showing that this is more than just marketing. 


“Higher levels of neighborhood green s...

March 25, 2015

In the last year, we've been hearing more and more about revitalizing parks. The public overwhelmingly voted to fund a better park, based - I think - entirely on the vision that this author details:


"...good public spaces (busy parks, main streets, plazas)

attract a div...

March 4, 2015

A $5 monthly gift makes a small impact on your budget, but over a year it adds up to $60 for the Spokane Parks Foundation - which makes a big difference! It can... 


Teach 3 kids how to swim, or


Get 5 families into the park to get healthy, or


Help support 16 friends of...

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...

February 2, 2015

I’ve been meaning to post a link to this site for quite some time.


The real reason that I work for the Spokane Parks Foundation is not that I love parks (though I do!). It’s really that I love this community and want to support its growth and improvement. I worked for...

January 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 17% of children in the United States are obese. From 1980 to 2008 the obesity rate TRIPLED for children.[i] In Washington 26% of people are obese or overweight. In Spokane County, 27% of our friends and neighbors are obese...

Please reload

Keep Up With Us
RSS Feed
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Please reload

Past Blog Posts
Please reload

Search By Tags

Join us

in giving back to the

parks in your neighborhood.


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr Social Icon
  • Instagram