Living in Spokane means getting outside and enjoying all that the four-season climate has to offer. Whether you’re looking to take in a game or cool off with a trip down a waterslide, you’ll find what you’re after in Spokane County.
The Spokane River Centennial Trail runs from the Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The trail follows the river, featuring 40 miles of natural wonders for bikers, runners and walkers. A map of the numerous trailheads in the county is available at the Friends of the Centennial Trail website at www.spokanecentennialtrail.org/trail-map.
There are more than 30 golf courses within the Spokane County region. Spokane County owns and operates three public municipal golf courses: Hangman Valley, Liberty Lake and MeadowWood. For a full listing of golf courses in the region, visit www.golfinspokane.com.
Hangman Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72 championship course with wide fairways, well-bunkered greens and the beautiful Latah Creek, which comes into play on seven holes. Call the course at 509-448-1212.
Liberty Lake Golf Course is a newly remodeled, 18-hole, par-70, championship course with white sand bunkers, large greens and water. There are separate chipping and putting areas and a clubhouse with great food and drinks. Call the course at 509-255-6233.
MeadowWood Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72 course. The mainly open course has strategically placed trees, bunkers and water features. The course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and is a links-style golf course. Call the course at 509-255-9539.
Northside Family Aquatics Facility
801 E. Handy Road
Colbert, WA 99005 509-468-5107
Southside Family Aquatics Facility
3724 E. 61st Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223 509-448-5090
The county operates two outdoor seasonal pools. The Northside Family Aquatics Facility has a heated swimming pool, a zero-depth activity pool, a 20-foot water slide, jets, tumble buckets, a diving board and concessions. The Southside Family Aquatics Facility has a heated swimming pool, a 200-foot water slide, a zero-depth activity pool, water cannons and spray tubes, a lazy river with rapids, geysers and tumble buckets, a playground with a climbing wall, a picnic area and concessions.
Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park
29500 N. Mount Spokane Park Drive
Mead, WA 99021 509-238-2220
Located within Mount Spokane State Park, Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has 45 designated runs and 16 night skiing runs on 1,425 acres of skiable terrain. There’s also a tubing hill with a rope tow. A rental shop and adult and youth lessons are available. The skiing and snowboard park is a nonprofit organization and returns all profits to the recreation area. For more information on passes and special events, visit the park’s website.
700 W. Mallon Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201 509-535-7825
Spokane’s major junior hockey team, the Chiefs, plays at Spokane Arena. For ticket information and a game schedule, visit the team’s website.
Spokane County Raceway
750 N. Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001 509-244-3333
The Spokane County Raceway boasts three race tracks: a quarter-mile drag strip, a half-mile oval track and a 2.3-mile road course. The largest facility of its kind in the Northwest, its drag strip seating area has a 9,000-person capacity and the oval track’s seating area can accommodate 5,000. For information on tickets to upcoming racing events, visit the raceway’s website.
602 N. Havana St.
Spokane, WA 99202 509-535-2922
Spokane’s minor league baseball team, the Indians, plays at Avista Stadium. For ticket information and a game schedule, visit the team’s website.