Parks Build Community.
The Spokane Parks Foundation
Parks are essential to our quality of life. For over 72 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.
Spokane’s largest moving block party takes place each year on or near the summer solstice. This free event focuses on recreation and community. Roads are closed to car traffic and open for human-powered recreation. Come celebrate summer with us as we bike, walk, run, skate and dance in the Manito and Comstock neighborhoods!
Great Partners Help Build Great Communities!
Please join us in thanking the following organizations for their support.
Great partners help build great communities!
Avista, Numerica and Providence are well-known leaders in our community dedicated to giving back. The Spokane Parks Foundation is especially grateful for their partnership and long-time support of our Make a Splash in a Kid’s Life program.
This past summer, Avista’s generosity helped fund swim lesson scholarships for children who could not otherwise afford them.
Thanks to Numerica, kids and families at all three Spokane Valley pools enjoyed “Free Swim Fridays” during the month of July.
An amazing gift from Providence funded free community pool parties at Liberty and Hillyard aquatics centers, with free food, special treats and fun for all!
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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