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Parks | Spokane County, Washington
Parks - City, County and State

75 parks and pathways
beautify Spokane County
with nearly 3,488 acres of protected green space.

Spokane (City) Parks

The city of Spokane has about 8 park acres per 1,000 people.
Some of the city's 82 parks are:

Audubon Park
Chief Garry Park
Comstock Park
Corbin Park
Fairview Park
Finch Arboretum (John A.)
3404 W. Woodland Blvd
(just west of downtown Spokane) 
(509) 624-4832 or 625-6657 
a botanical collection of trees and woody plants

Foothills Park
Franklin Park
Glover Field Park
Grandview Park
High Bridge Park
Hill N' Dale Rotary Park
Indian Trail Park
Kehoe Park
Liberty Park
Lincoln Park

Manito Park

Gaiser Conservatory/Japanese Garden
Rose Hill
Duncan Garden,
Ferris Perennial Garden
Lilac Garden on 90 acres
(509) 625-6622
Manicured lawns, playgrounds, walking and biking paths, flowers, topiary shrubs, greenhouse conservatory, and multiple picturesque gardens. 

Minnehaha Park
Mission Park
North Bank Park
Qualchan Hills Park

Riverfront Park and Spokane River Falls

1974 World's Fair Expo Site
507 N. Howard
Spokane, WA  
(509) 625-6600
Imax Theatre, Spokane Falls Skyride, Big Red Wagon, Garbage Goat, Tour train, Rotary Interactive Riverfront Fountain, Spokane Sculpture Walk, Spokane Centennial Trail, Scenic Falls...all within this 100-acre park which stretches along the banks (and falls) of the Spokane River.  (The outdoor Ice Palace CLOSED, and is being replaced with a new facility, scheduled to open November 2017.)
Prior to 1974, the Riverfront Park area was a scene of filth, crime, railroad tracks, and warehouses….and then Spokane’s King Cole had an idea.  Over 5 million people attended the Expo ’74 World’s Fair held on that location.  

Shadle Park
Sky Prairie Park

Spokane County Parks

(509) 477-4730 
Park Rules:
  • Animal leash and license laws. 
    • Animals must be on a leash in Spokane County Parks.  
    • Dogs must be licensed.  Citation for not having a dog license:  $200.00. 
    • Having a threatening dog is a violation carrying an $87 fine. 
    • Please scoop your animal's waste.
  • Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in parks except as specifically authorized by law.
  • Overnight camping is not allowed.
  • Fires are only allowed in designated fireplaces and park supplied BBQ pits.
  • Reservations for private, special events (weddings, receptions, picnics, and family gatherings, events, concerts, festivals, memorial services, etc.) must have a permit.  Contact Spokane Parks Dept. at (509)  363-5457
Park Hours:

City of Spokane Parks close at 11 p.m.  
Spokane County Parks close at 10 p.m.
Riverfront Park closes at 12 midnight

Area parks are closed and secured for numerous reasons:
To prevent vandalism and other crimes.  
To prevent late-night partying and noise.
To prevent unattended campfires which are a fire hazard.
To prevent hygiene problems in the park

Spokane Valley Parks

Spokane Valley has about 1.5 acres of developed park land for every 1,000 people. 

Balfour Park
105 N. Balfour Road
Spokane Valley, WA

Browns Park

3019 S. Pines
Spokane Valley, WA

Castle Park
3415 S. University
Spokane Valley, WA

Discovery Park
2426 N. Discovery Place 
Spokane Valley, WA

Edgecliff Park
800 S. Park
Spokane, WA

Greenacres Park

1311 N. Long Rd. 
Spokane Valley, WA
(northwest corner of Boone and Long)

Liberty Lake Regional Park
3707 S. Zephyr Road
Liberty Lake, WA 
(southeast edge of Liberty Lake, one of the largest County parks in the State)
Lifeguards are on duty at this public beach, from 11 am to 5 pm.
Enjoy the playground, shelter, amphitheater, fish, camp, hike, or rent paddle boats. 
Admission:  $2 for age 6 and older.  Free for children 5 and under. 
Camping Reservation Fee:  $7 
Tent Camping:  $20/day, and includes 1 vehicle. 
RV Camping:  $28/day, and includes 2 vehicles. 
More than 4 campers will pay $2 each; maximum of 8 campers per site. 
(509) 477-4730

Millwood City Park

Mirabeau Meadows Park

Mirabeau Point Park and Discovery Playground

13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway
Built to promote learning and kinetic engagement for children with physical or developmental disabilities.

Sullivan Park
1901 N. Sullivan
Spokane Valley, WA

Terrace View Park
13525 E.24th Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA

Valley Mission Park
11123 E. Mission
Spokane Valley, WA

Washington State Parks

For camping tips, or to find a campsite or cabin, visit:
Mt. Spokane State Park
26107 Mt. Spokane State Park Drive
Mead, WA
(509) 238-4258
(509) 238-2220   

Riverside State Park  
(509) 465-5064  
Great for camping, motorcycle, ATV riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and horseback riding. 
What You Can Do
  • Go on a park-hopping adventure.  For families with active kids, visit multiple playgrounds in one day.

  • Camp in a State park campground, or

    Camp your own backyard.  If the weather permits, pitch a tent in your backyard and camp out with your kids.  Replicate a true camping experience by omitting technology and making BBQ for dinner and s'mores for dessert. 

  • Observe nature, but leave it undisturbed.  Pack out what you pack in, leaving no evidence that you were there.  
  • Organize a group clean-up activity in one of our parks.  
  • Attend the Spokane County Park Board meetings, held the 2nd Thursday, 4 p.m. at the Park Department building. 
  • Secure valuables – When driving to a park or trail to exercise, secure your valuables (wallets, purses, and other items which are easily pawned) in the trunk of your car, or leave them home. Thieves prowl these areas.  Also, check out the parking area for potential suspects who are seated in a vehicle and do not appear to be intent on using the trail.  Simple eye contact, and obviously noting the license plate number and vehicle description, may persuade would-be prowlers to move on to some other locale.

  • Washington State Parks.  Your vehicle license tab bill may include a $5 donation for more than 100 Washington State Parks.  The 2009 Legislature made significant budget cuts that meant service reductions and potential park closures to deal with the current economic recession—so, they created the donation program specifically to keep state parks open.  For more information, visit http://parks.wa.gov.   If you want to support your state parks with a larger donation, send your check to Washington State Parks, 1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA   98504-2650. 
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