Northside Aquatic Facility Enhancements - 2020

Prepared: 3-23-2020

Notice of Northside Family Aquatic Facility delayed opening and related 2020 programming adjustments:

Major expansion and enhancements are under construction at Bidwell Park and Spokane County’s Northside Family Aquatic Facility. The expanded deck space, spacious heated splash pad, additional shade structures and two ginormous water slides towering 28’ high will no-doubt make for an amazing experience. Regretfully, due to construction and COVID-19 related delays in site inspections and final review of plans by the Spokane Regional Health District, this greatness is going to take a little more time than originally anticipated and will not be completed in time to open for our traditional mid-June through mid-August aquatic season this summer.

We do not have a projected date for opening. However, Spokane County Parks staff shall continue to work with our team of contractual experts, SPVV Landscape Architects, Coffman Engineering, Parametrix, Budinger & Associates and Water Technology Incorporated along with local regulatory agencies such as Spokane Regional Health District, and our general contractor LaRivere, Inc. with a goal to have this facility completed in time for us to open for a “mini-season” of public swim sessions toward the end of summer subject to compatibility with COVID-19 measures and guidelines in place at such time.

2020 Programming Adjustments. Due to construction and delayed opening, the following programming will NOT be offered this season at Spokane County’s Northside Family Aquatic Facility: Learn to swim lessons, swim team practices, swim and a movie events, facility rentals, and other related aquatic programming. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

NOTE: We are currently “researching” a possible option to offer a limited number of morning learn to swim lessons and swim team practices at an alternative location within 10-minutes of this facility.

Please see below to view renderings of the improvements underway, and check this page for updates and announcements related to construction progress.  To check on any limited programming that may be offered by Spokane County at or near our Northside Family Aquatic Facility in 2020, please view our aquatics page.