Spokane is a city full of activities and there are many things you can do here with no price tag attached. From beautiful scenic trails to community events, there’s no shortage of free activities to enjoy in and around Spokane.
Visit the Parks
No matter what part of Spokane you find yourself in, there’s sure to be a park nearby.
Located on West 12th Avenue, Cliff Park used to be an outlook for the Spokane Tribe. It’s no surprise either, on a clear day one can see as far as the Little Spokane River and Mount Spokane. Formed in 1908, this park is 4.2 acres of beautiful trees and scenery. The main reason to visit this park is the amazing view you can get on top of the outlook.
Edwidge Woldson Park
Located on West 7th Avenue, this little park is a great spot to hit if you’re ready for some trails on the hill. Here, you can find a nice grassy slope that connects to the Tiger Trail as well as a beautiful view from the top of the trail on Cliff Drive. Use caution when traversing this park as there are certain areas that can get a bit steep!
Located on North Post Street, Huntington Park has been at the heart of the Spokane River for over thirty years. This park is an unrecognized gem, as many people tend to miss it due to its lack of formal visible entry. This park boasts stunning views of the lower falls and a 360-degree overlook walkway. On your visit, you may also notice the art pieces and interpretive exhibits reflecting the Spokane River’s legacy.
Located on South Grand Boulevard, Manito Park may just be one of the most beautiful parks in Spokane. This enormous 90-acre park features spacious manicured lawns, playgrounds, walking and biking paths, flowers, topiary shrubs, a greenhouse conservatory, and multiple picturesque gardens. You may even run into the friendly park ducks on a sunny day!
Located on North Howard Street, Riverfront Park is a public urban park that everyone in Spokane knows and loves. While you may not be traversing nature’s trails as you might at the other parks on this list, Riverfront is constantly holding events for the people of the community. You can even catch the Pavillon light show every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free!
See Some Art
Here in Spokane, we care about preserving art and culture. That’s why here, you’ll find plenty of free exhibits with amazing displays to be explored.
Located on West Spokane Falls Boulevard, the Chase Gallery is actually closed to the public currently due to COVID-19. Fret not! You can still view the gallery in all of its glory online now! This is a great option for anyone looking for free things to do while still maintaining strict quarantine during these times.
Jundt Art Museum
Located on East Desmet Avenue, the Jundt Art Museum is free and open to the public. The beautifully-situated Jundt Art Museum houses Gonzaga University’s growing permanent collection of almost 5,000 objects and presents special, temporary art exhibitions. During the year, the museum exhibits works by local, regional, national, and international figures in many different media.
Marmot Art Space
Located on West Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards, the Marmot Art Space has dozens upon dozens of pieces that can only be seen in their art gallery. They feature the best local artists as well as regional artists and occasionally international artists as well. This gallery also has options for those who don’t wish to be in crowded spaces during the pandemic. They have First Fridays where they host about a dozen people at a time and you can text them to set up an appointment to view!
Enjoy Nature’s Beauty
Spokane is full of natural beauty here in the Pacific Northwest. Rolling hills and stretches of gorgeous greenery are always a treat for the eyes and soul.
John A. Finch Arboretum
Located on West Woodland Boulevard, the John A. Finch Arboretum stretches over 65 acres of beautiful wooded hills. This gorgeous natural area is free and open to the public from dusk to dawn all year round. As you walk around you’ll take in the sight of mystical mature trees and dazzling flowering plants. This natural wonder is a great spot for anyone and offers a nice large area for kids and pets to run around and get out their energy.
Located in Spokane Valley, the Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area is a 530-acre area protected by a combination of public and non-profit groups. This large wooded outdoor area has plenty of different trails to traverse for casual and hobby hikers alike. The mission at Dishman Hills Conservancy is to permanently protect Dishman Hills while connecting people to nature through conservation, education, and recreation.
Located at several arteries throughout Spokane, including one behind Spokane Falls Community College, The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a nearly 40-mile paved trail managed by Washington State Parks. This trail is sure to please adventurers of all types from hardy hikers to cyclists and in-line skaters. This trail offers a beautiful tour through Spokane as it follows the Spokane River over bridges and trestles, alongside large basalt formations and turquoise waters of Riverside State Park.
High Drive Bluff
Located near South Jefferson Drive, High Drive Bluff features 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forests and bunchgrass meadows that thrive along a steep hillside bellow. High Drive Bluff has over 20 miles of trails to explore. This bluff is the perfect spot for anything from a casual morning stroll to a grueling mountain bike ride. The trails at High Drive Bluff are great for trail-running, hiking, dog-walking, birding, and even just watching the beautiful sunset.
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