SPOKANE COUNTY, June 24, 2020 –– Spokane County is the proud owner and operator of two, outdoor Family Aquatic Facilities. One in North Spokane County (North Side) and one in South Spokane County (South Side). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both facilities will not open during the 2020 Aquatic Season.
Spokane County joins numerous other entities in our state and region who have also come to this difficult choice in regard to public aquatic facilities. The safety and health of staff and guests is the highest priority of the Board of Spokane County Commissioners. The COVID-19 limitations ordered by the Washington State Department of Health would drastically reduce the number of patrons that could be served by as much as 90% or more. Spokane County, though, will continue renovations of these facilities this year.
Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Director, Doug Chase, stated, “While this is certainly not an ideal situation as we enter the summer months, we have made this difficult decision based on the fact that our top priority is the safety of our employees and guests. We will continue to monitor the situation and work diligently to make sure our aquatic facilities are safe, fun, and well-maintained places for our community to recreate for many years to come. We hope the community will understand why we made this difficult decision and consider joining us in 2021.”