The Spokane Parks Foundation has been supporting the Spokane River Centennial Trail since before it started.

In 1987, the Foundation awarded $2,000 to the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce to help with planning the Trail from riverfront to the state line. (Interesting...

The Spokane River Centennial Trail (or just the Centennial Trail for us locals) runs from the Washington/Idaho state line and ends at Lake Spokane in Nine Mile Falls. Its existence is a testimony to the lasting partnership between multiple government agencies and munic...

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...

February 14, 2017

I know, I know. The snow is still covering much of the trails around here. The ice is still coating a lot of trail parking lots. And what isn't covered with coldness seems to be consumed by mud.

But for the brave few who dare, its not too early to get back outside! 


November 2, 2015


In 1885 "a large sandpile was placed in the yards of the Children’s Mission on Parmenter Street in Boston through the efforts of the Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association.  Here an average of fifteen connected with the chapel came three days a week though Ju...

November 2, 2015

I'm fairly certain that Elsie is not a woman who's name most people in Spokane know. But in and around the Beaverton area her name shows up on community centers and in many things park-related.


I knew Elsie when she was retired, but even then she was a force to be reck...


There are SO MANY reasons that we need parks. But the health and future wellbeing of children is chief among them. Lately there has been a small flood of articles and studies showing why being outdoors is so vital for kids. These studies are not just showing that exer...

September 26, 2014

Each year the Spokane Parks Foundation awards funds to support park programs and projects throughout Spokane County.


Please note that this year we have added a Letter of Inquiry to the process. The Letter of Inquiry should be 1 page long and provide a brief overview of...

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...

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