Welcome to Spokane County
Spokane County is the fourth-largest county in the State of Washington and borders Idaho. As the heart of the Inland Northwest, we are proud of our mix of urban amenities and home-town hospitality. We invite you to take a stroll along the Centennial Trail, visit the Museum of Arts and Culture , or spend the day at Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.
Register NOW for Spring Volleyball, Swimming, Camping and Softball!
Don't wait - it’s a great time to register for Adult Coed Spring Volleyball with Spokane County Parks. Registration closes at the end of the day on Monday, February 22nd.
This is also the prefect time to get a head start on planning for summer. Swim Lesson Registration is open with spots filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
County Parks is accepting 2016 camping reservations at Liberty Lake Regional Park. Reserve your favorite campsite at Liberty Lake Campground.
The most popular local softball tournament of the year is gearing up for another exciting event. Spring Fling is celebrating its 16th year and registration is now open! Register by April 1st and remember, anyone that participates in the Spring Fling Tournament will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
For more information about the great activities and events offered by County Parks, Recreation and Golf call 509.477.4730.
Seasonal Weight Restrictions in Effect on Posted County Roads
Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced that seasonal weight restrictions are in effect on posted county roads and will continue until further notice. Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the surface have become weakened during this winter’s cycle of freezing temperatures, followed by warmer temperatures and precipitation.
Impacted roads in Spokane County are posted with signs indicating maximum allowable weights. Typically, these restrictions do not apply to the average car or pickup truck. However, commercial and construction vehicles may need to lighten their loads in order to comply with the restrictions.
Board Openings for Interested Residents
Spokane County taking applications for Solid Waste Advisory Board
The board will review potential rate changes at Spokane County-operated transfer stations and is also tasked with reviewing proposed rules and ordinances at the county’s three transfer stations before they are forwarded to county commissioners. Spokane County assumed control of the regional solid waste system in November 2014.
One resident from each of the three Spokane County Commissioner district will be appointed to serve on the board. The county is also looking for a representative from the waste industry and/or recycling industry. The Solid Waste Advisory Board meets from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility, 1004 N. Freya St.
Those interested in applying should contact Ginna Vasquez, the clerk of the Board of Spokane County Commissioners, at (509) 477-2265. Technical questions should be directed to Bill Wedlake, the county’s solid waste manager, at (509) 477-7281.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Citizens Emergency Communications Systems and Facilities Advisory Committee - 2015 Annual Report
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!