Parks Build Community.
The Spokane Parks Foundation
Parks are essential to our quality of life. For over 71 years, the Spokane Parks Foundation has provided resources for vibrant, healthy parks and outdoor recreational programs in our region. We serve 110 parks throughout Spokane County, filling the gap between what our parks need to thrive and what annual city budgets can provide. We rely on community support to help us preserve our parks, keeping them beautiful, safe and accessible for all!
Parks build healthy lives and communities. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Spokane Parks Foundation continues to enhance our beautiful green spaces, honoring and celebrating the outdoor community spirit that draws so many of us to make our homes here. Here are just a few of the projects and programs we are currently working on.
Make A Splash In A Kid's Life
Our region is home to over 70 bodies of water and boasts 12 beautiful aquatics facilities, making it a child’s summer playground. Sadly, drowning is still a leading cause of death for children under the age of 14. With our donor’s help, the Spokane Parks Foundation is changing this reality for children in our community.
Each year we fund park projects and outdoor recreation programs that demonstrate active and committed community involvement and increase accessibility for all. To learn more about projects and programs we have recently supported, or how your organization can apply for a community grant, please click below.
The Greater Spokane Parks Challenge
Our region has an amazing variety of parks, trails, conservation lands, pools, and outdoor events. Regardless of your favorite way to get outside, there is a park for you! Now in its second year, the 2023 challenge has expanded and is packed with activities throughout Spokane County. Supported by Spokane City Credit Union (SCCU), the challenge is running from now until October 31, 2023 and is free and open to all. With 150+ activities all over the region, you can explore at your own pace. Complete activities to win gear and prizes. Download the OuterSpatial app to sign up. Then grab a friend and start exploring all the different ways that we can enjoy the outdoors!
Great Partners Help Build Great Communities!
Please join us in thanking the following organizations for their support.
Great partners help build great communities!
WE Financial Partners
In addition to their recent donation, partner Wade Schertenlieb volunteers his time as a member of the Spokane Parks Foundation Board and Finance Committee. Wade supports our efforts because “Spokane is such a beautiful place to raise a family, and I am happy to support the Spokane Parks Foundation in keeping it that way.”
Thank you, Wade and WE Financial Partners, for helping our local parks thrive.
Leave a Lasting Gift
Members of the Hamblen Society have made the Spokane Parks Foundation a part of their estate or long-term giving plan. Hamblen Society members share one thing in common – the firm belief that parks are vital and much-needed part of life, and that Spokane’s parks must be protected, nurtured and strengthened. If you have included the Foundation in a planned gift, please call us so we can add you to the Society. If you are interested in the Hamblen Society, we are more than happy to meet with you and your advisors to talk about the Foundation.
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