Welcome to Spokane County
Come visit Spokane County this Fourth of July! With more than 70 lakes within an hour's drive, you'll have your pick of spots for boating, swimming and fishing. We also offer urban amenities like great restaurants, theater, and shopping - and you'll always find a friendly hometown welcome! So come and explore the heart of the Inland Northwest, Spokane County!
Burning Ban in Effect-Fireworks Illegal in Parts of County!
Burning Ban Order
has been issued by Spokane County and will remain in effect until further notice for any currently unauthorized “open burning” and recreational fires within the unincorporated areas of Spokane County. The Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) has taken similar action on DNR lands, which affect regions east of the Cascade Mountains.
Fireworks are also illegal in the unincorporated areas of the county, and the Cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley and Millwood.
Spokane County is Ready for a Splashing Good Summer!
Temperatures are soaring, the sun is sizzling, school’s out, and that means it’s time for some splashing summer fun at Spokane County’s aquatic facilities and Liberty Lake Beach.
Regular aquatics schedule begins Friday, June 19th, with scheduled open swim from 10:30am – 5:30pm EVERY DAY until August 23rd!
Open Swim Prices for 2015
- 2 years and younger - FREE
- 3 to 5 years of age - $2.50
- 6 to 59 years of age - $5.00
- 60 years and older - $4.00
- Aquatic Punch Passes - $50.00 (Includes 25 punches; kids 3-5 years are 1 punch. Ages 6 years and older are 2 punches).
Swim and a Movie
You may purchase tickets in advance at the aquatic facilities. Each event includes several hours of swimming (until the sun goes down), then our staff helps you find a comfortable seat to enjoy the feature film. The full service concessions stand is open throughout the event. These events are very popular for birthday parties and other family gatherings.
- Maleficent – June 27th
- Paddington – July 11th
- Big Hero 6 – July 25th
- Planes Fire and Rescue – August 8th
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
Spokane County is excited to participate in beating the world record for the largest swimming lesson at both the North and Southside Family Aquatics Facilities. Last year’s event drew in over 36,000 swimmers across 22 countries while setting the record. We look forward to adding to that number this year. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. at both facilities.
Camping and swimming at Liberty Lake Regional Park
Liberty Lake is one of the most popular parks in the Spokane area, with amazing hiking trails, a relaxing camping experience, and large group events. This weekend (June 13-14th) will mark the start of our aquatics season at Liberty Lake as well. Lifeguards will be at the beach 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We also have a brand new campground reservation system.
If a large group is interested in reserving one of our aquatics facilities, they need to complete the group use form and provide their information to the County Parks office.
Spokane County Golf Courses Enjoying Great Season!
Hangman Valley Golf Course (509-448-1212)
18-hole, par 72 championship public municipal golf course located along beautiful meandering Latah Creek. Hangman Valley is a challenging and enjoyable test for golfers of all skill levels. It features well-bunkered greens and Latah Creek which comes into play on 7 holes. With wide fairways, you can launch your tee shots which makes the course fun to play. A well-marked course, you should be able to use every club in your bag for an enjoyable round of golf.
Hangman Valley is proud to be GolfWest magazine's featured Washington golf course.
Liberty Lake Golf Course (509-255-6233)
18-hole newly remodeled championship public municipal golf course located in the beautiful City of Liberty Lake, Washington (18 miles east of downtown Spokane). The $6 million renovated facility boasts a 6607 yard par 70 layout and is an exciting challenge for all skill levels. Liberty Lake utilizes a grass tee driving range with targets and yardage indicators. Separate chipping and putting areas allow players to hone their short game skills. Come experience Spokane County’s newest golfing gem.
MeadowWood Golf Course (509-255-9539)
18-hole, par 72 championship public municipal golf course located in the City of Liberty Lake, Washington (18 miles east of downtown Spokane). MeadowWood is a Robert Muir Graves-designed, links style golf course. MeadowWood is mainly an open course with strategically placed trees, bunkers, and water features. With a varying set of tees, it can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. In 1996, Golf Digest ranked MeadowWood “One of the Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses in the State of Washington”.
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 has been in operation since 2010, and 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!
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!