November 26, 2014
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Departments » Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

We serve our diverse population of residents through a variety of low-cost or free recreational activities.    

 

For more information please contact the Parks & Rec Department at (509) 244-4845.


 

 

Join the Youth Advisory Commisssion and help plan and organize activities, programs, and events for the youth of Airway Heights.

Click here to download a printable Youth Advisory Commission Application


 

 

 

The Value of Parks & Recreation
A message from theWashington Recreation & Park Association


 

 


 We've Gone Social!

www.facebook.com/ahparksandrec


 

OUR VISION                      
The Parks & Recreation Department strengthens our community's fabric, health and well being, economic base and security.  Airway Heights residents have long valued neighborhood and community parks as special natural places where they can relax, walk, meditate, enjoy family time, and seek spiritual renewal.  As our quality of life has been threatened by crime, family disintegration, and other modern pressures, the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department - in partnership with our School District, the Airway Heights Kiwanis Club, the Festival Association and other community-based organizations and business - has risen to the challenge, providing services to increase community health and stability.  Today, the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department provides much, more than recreation experiences.
Through diverse and innovative programming, and broad partnerships, the Parks & Recreation Department plays an important role in creating a healthy community. 
WE Strengthen Community Image & Sense of Place
Parks & Recreation facilities, programs and community events are key factors in strengthening community image and creating a sense of place.
WE Support Economic Development

Parks & Recreation programs and facilities attract and retain businesses & residents, as well as tourists.  Parks and recreation generates income for the community and for local businesses.
WE Strengthen Safety & Security

Park and Recreation professionals provide safe environments for recreation activities and design programs & services specifically to reduce criminal activity.
WE Promote Health & Wellness

Participation in recreation activities improves physical, social and emotional health that positively impacts community health and wellness.
WE Foster Human Development
Parks & Recreation services foster social, intellectual, physical & emotional development.
WE Increase Cultural Unity
Parks & Recreation increases cultural unity through experiences that promote cultural understanding and celebrate diversity.
WE Protect Environmental Resources
By acquiring and protecting valuable areas as open space, greenways, areas, and natural resources are protected and habitat required for the survival of diverse species is preserved.
WE Provide Recreational Experiences
Through programmed and self-facilitated recreation, a variety of benefits to individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities are achieved.  Recreational experiences are important as an end in themselves for personal enjoyment.
WE Facilitate Community Problem Solving
Park and Recreation professionals possess facilitation and leadership skills that can be applied to resolve community problems and issues.

Parks and Recreation in Airway Heights provides the Space to Learn & Play, to be Safe & Secure, and to Create & Imagine  

"We provide the place, space and experiences that build high self-esteem and the feeling of living a full life..."
"We should be the first choice for Health and Wellness.  We are the most proactive and economical solution for people of all ages and abilities to Stay Healthy and Happy"

Mission Statement:
To improve the quality of life for all residents, by providing a wide variety of quality and wholesome leisure activities that meet the community’s recreational needs and interests.  To promote a leisure services system that includes well maintained parks and public areas and remain committed to effectively utilizing all available resources to sustain the confidence of those we serve.  

City of Airway Heights Non Discrimination Policy

PARKS AND RECREATION PLAN 
On April 20, 2009 the City Council approved Resolution 2009-009.  A resolution relating to adopting the updated Parks and Recreation Plan replacing the existing plan that was adopted on April 21, 2003. 



America's Move to Raise A Healthier Generation of Kids

The City of Airway Heights is a proud supporter of First Lady Michelle Obama's
Let's Move! initiative.

Visit www.letsmove.gov for more information and learn how you can help.

 

To be added to our mailing list of upcoming programs and events email your first and last name to Awhpr@cawh.org

Links:  

 

·         National Recreation & Park Association

·         Washington Recreation & Park Association

       Spokane County Raceway Park

 

·         Spokane Parks & Recreation Department

 

·         Washington State Parks

 

·         Idaho State Parks

 

·         Centennial Trail

 

Part Time Recreation Assistant Job Opening
11/25/2014
The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking to fill a Part Time Recreation Assistant Position. This position will be responsible for supervision of various after school programs and other duties within the Parks & Recreation Department.

Winter Festival Saturday December 6th
11/19/2014
Kiwanis Club Pancake breakfast & Pictures with Santa, Library Story Time, PTO Movies and Crafts and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Sunset Park.

2nd Annual Santa's Gifts, Live Auction & Luncheon
11/19/2014
Stars, Stripes Boots & Spurs Car Club Proudly presents its 2nd Annual Santa's Mystery Gifts, Live Auction and Luncheon

City Council Meeting on Monday, December 1
11/25/2014
The Airway Heights City Council will meet on Monday, December 1st at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers, 13120 W. 13th Ave.

Youth Commission
7/24/2014
Youth & Teens needed for new Youth Commission to help improve programs and plan new activities in Airway Heights.

City Newsletter Fall 2014
10/1/2014
Stay abreast of what's happening in the City.

Complete our survey for a chance to win $50
3/20/2014
Help the City Council make financial investments representative of the wishes of the community by completing the Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment Survey. The first 310 returned will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Apply for Youth & Senior Advisory Commission
3/20/2014
The City Council forming new Advisory Commissions to gain input from citizens regarding programming for youth and senior populations.

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