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Spokane’s four season climate and sunny days set the stage for outdoor fun. We’re a sporting city where our near nature lifestyle has created bike trails, hiking paths, great golf greens, challenging ski slopes, skateboard parks and ice rinks. Soccer, baseball, hockey, football, basketball and even polo are played with vigor both professionally and just for fun. Join us! ...Spokane: Near Nature, Near Perfect.

Centennial Trail


The Spokane Centennial Trail is one of Spokane’s outdoor highlights! Any time of day any day of the week, people enjoy the paved trail that stretches from the Idaho border 37 miles downstream to Nine Mile Falls, northwest of the city. The trail offers something for everyone. Walk or run, bike or skate, ride horseback in designated areas, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty of the river. Need to feel the water? Launch a canoe, kayak a little whitewater or just dangle your toes from an accommodating rock. For information and maps of the trail go to the following sites:

Regional Parks
  For information see our Parks page (click)

Spokane is crazy about golf! There are 9 great green courses less than a golf balls throw from downtown. Many out lying areas offer other courses and more challenges to look forward to. Fore!

  Spokane regional golf courses

Downriver Golf Course
3225 N Columbia Cir • (509) 327-5269
Views of the Spokane River, public.
18 holes, Par 71

Indian Canyon
4303 W West Dr Spokane • (509) 747-5353
Host of many major tournaments, historic 1930 design.
18 holes, Par 72.

Creek At Qualchan
301 E Meadowlane Rd • (509) 448-9317
Features 5 ponds, wooded areas, scenic views, public.
18 holes, Par 72

Manito Golf & Country Club
5303 S Hatch Rd • (509) 448-5829
Tree-lined fairways, fast greens, private.
18 holes, Par 72.

Esmeralda Golf Course
3933 E Courtland St • (509) 487-6291
Built in 1956, features over 2,000 trees along fairways, public.
18 holes, Par 70.

Painted Hills
4403 S Dishman Mica Rd • (509) 928-4653
Spectacular views, water hazards, public.
9 holes, 6532 yards, Par 72.

Hangman Valley
2210 E Valley Way - Liberty Lake • (509) 448-1212
Tree-lined fairways, challenging, public.
18 holes, 6906 yards, Par 72.

Meadow Wood
24501 E Valley Way - Liberty Lake • (509) 255-9539
Wide, open course, large, undulating greens, public.
18 holes, 6874 yards, Par 72.

Liberty Lake
24403 E Sprague Ave - Liberty Lake • (509) 255-6233
Beautiful scenery, dogleg fairways, public.
18 holes, 6373 yards, Par 70.


Spokane has a passion for football……soccer foot-ball that is! Soccer is played here with vim and vigor by people of all ages.

Spokane Soccer Fields

Plants Ferry Soccer Fields
12300-12697 E Wellesley Ave in the east Spokane Valley

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex (North Complex)
5901 N Assembly St, in North Spokane
MAP (click)

Southside Sports Complex
46th and Regal, in south Spokane
MAP (click)

Andrew Rypien Field
3501 N. Regal St.
MAP (click)

Underhill Park
700 South Fisk (just off Hartson St)
MAP (click)

Franklin Park
5100 N Division
MAP (click)

Soccer Information Links

  • Local adult soccer team playing information (click)
  • Indoor and outdoor soccer information (click)
  • Soccer field information for east Spokane Valley (click)
  • Spokane Youth Sports Association for local soccer events (click)
  • Valley Youth Soccer league (click)

When winter comes, Spokane heads for the hills! Several snowy slopes are within an hour or two from city center. From downhill skiing, to cross country traverses, snowboarding, sledding, sleigh rides and winter walks, it’s a cool outdoor time in Spokane. For information on our major ski areas check the sites below.

  • Mt. Spokane
  • 49 degrees North
  • Lookout Pass
  • Schweitzer
  • Silver Mt
Inland Northwest Ski and Snowboard



With its easy near nature access, Spokane is a perfect bicycling city. Whether it’s a leisurely family trip down the Centennial trail or a white-knuckle-handle-bar-grip down the side of Mt. Spokane, there‘s a bike path for every desire.

  • Centennial Trail Overview (click)
  • Spokane Bicycle Club ride information (click)
  • Mt Bike Trails in the Spokane area
    (great initial list but fee for additional info) (click)

hiking & backpacking


Take a hike! For more information on local hiking and backpacking areas around Spokane try this “Spokane Outdoors Site” (click)


Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club
Local organization for paddlesports in Eastern Washington.

ice skating


Eagles Ice-A-Rena
6321 N Addison • (509) 489-9303
Two skating rinks for public skating, figure skating, parties & hockey.

Skateboard parks


Hillyard Skatepark
NE corner of Harmon Park on Market & Decatur
Open 5:00 am - 10:00pm. 20,000 square feet with two center bowls each 10 feet deep. For more information (click).

UTF Skate Park
Under I-90 between S. Washington & Bernard St
Open 24/7. Lights on until about 2:00 am. 10 1/2' - 1/4 pipes, ledges & rails.

sports teams

Spokane proudly supports its sporting teams! Join us at some of the games for great spectator sports, tailgate parties, good times and rousing competition.

spokane facilities


Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
720 W Mallon Ave • (509) 324-7000
Home of Spokane Chiefs Hockey and major events. Seats over 10,000.

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd • (509) 324-7000

Avista Stadium
602 N Havana St - Spokane Fairgrounds • (509) 535-2922
Home of Spokane Indians baseball. Short season A-level for Texas Rangers.

Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds
404 N Havana St • (509) 477-1766

Joe Albi Stadium
4918 W Everett • (509) 326-GOAL
Regional and high school sports.

McCarthy Athletic Center
Gonzaga University • 502 East Boone Ave.
Competes in 14 NCAA Division 1 varsity sports. WCC Bulldogs basketball.



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