October 25, 2016

On October 25, 1951, the nine founding members of the Spokane Park and Recreational Foundation met to sign the Articles of Incorporation. Within twelve months we had received $2,500 in gifts, held an annual meeting and bought a book for Board minutes.

That might seem l...

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

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...

July 23, 2015

It’s ironic that time outside during the school day has been reduced to allow more time

for standardized test preparation when it’s that very time outdoors

that could create higher test scores.

Back to School: Back Outside!

Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation Vice Pr...

We took on the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Expo ’74 – as shown by the addition of an Event category in our income. The net revenue from that event has been used to establish the 2020 Riverfront Park Fund to help with the revitalization of Riverfront Park, which was...

April 1, 2015

Everyone needs a pat on the back somedays! For the two (yes, only 2...) staff of the Spokane Parks Foundation, our day came a few weeks ago when this article floated into our inboxes. 



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...

November 4, 2014

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



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