The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of recreation opportunities to Spokane's citizens and visitors of all ages and abilities. Canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sports programs, aquatics centers and art programs, as well as a therapeutic recreation program for individuals with disabilities. Outdoor recreation programs are available for private groups and make for a great family-get-togethers! Visit spokaneparks.org or call 509-625-6200 for more information.
Finch Arboretum, (509)624-4832; 3404 W Woodland Boulevard. West of downtown off of Sunset Boulevard An extensive botanical and tree garden with more than 2,000 labeled ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers. Manito Park (509) 625-6622; S Grand at 18th Japanese Formal Gardens, Rose Garden, Duncan Garden, Lilac Garden, Perennial Garden, Duck Pond, Conservatory and Picnicing. Historic D.C. Corbin House, (509)625-6677, 507 W 7th Avenue 1889 Georgia Revival structure with 3/4 wrap around veranda, shuttered windows and a gable dormer with hipped roof. Check the website for details.