April 13, 2017

I recently chatted with Doug Kelley about why he got involved with the Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf Advisory Board and the Spokane Parks Foundation.


When did you first get involved with the County advisory board and what drew you to their purpose?

I am comp...

April 3, 2017

Last year, the Spokane Parks Foundation awarded $5,000 to Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf to support ADA improvements with a pathway from the parking lot into the park. This year, the Board decided to continue that support by helping to pay for an extension of...

April 3, 2017

My family didn't "discover" Liberty Lake Regional Park until last year. We'd been meaning to get there for quite a few years - in fact, my Girl Scout troop had reservations to camp there one summer...but the forest fires were raging and the air was difficult to breathe...

March 21, 2017

I recently sat down with Jocelyn Babcock, a longtime volunteer with the Spokane Parks Foundation. Here's her park story!


When did you first get involved with the Parks Foundation and what drew you to the mission?

I was attending Whitworth when an advisor told me the S...

March 13, 2017

Picture your ideal neighborhood. What's there? Is it smack in the middle of the city, filled with apartment buildings? Or perhaps a suburb with single-family housing? Maybe a mix of both? Does it have a grocery store or a coffee shop? What about a restaurant or bar?


March 7, 2017

Every park has a story. A huge part of that story is how the park helps to build stronger, happier neighborhoods. And the Spokane Parks Foundation is proud to help write and tell that story through our grants process.

Each spring the Foundation awards small, strategic g...

February 27, 2017

Every park has a story. A reason for its existence. A history of its time in and impact on its community. This year we are going to explore 12 parks and 12 park stories. I hope that you'll check in with us each week and read the growing story of parks and people.

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