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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.


FINAL PARKS & REC MONTH EVENT: 

Hunt Begins at 7:00pm

The Sunset Park Scavenger Hunt will test you brain as we send you racing around Sunset Park solving clues to get to the surprise treasure at the end!

All ages welcome to participate. 

Hunt begins at Shelter #1 at 7:00pm.


 

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

June 16th - August 22nd

(No Meals Service on Friday July 4th) 

Breakfast - - - 8:00am to 8:30am

Lunch 11:30am to 12:00pm

Must be 18 and younger. All kids under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult or sibling.

ALL FOOD MUST BE EATEN ON SITE.



 

 The Value of Parks & Recreation
A message from the
Washington 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

 

City Council Meeting on Monday, Sep 2
8/27/2014
The Airway Heights City Council will meet on Monday, September 2 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.

Spokane Tribe Economic Project
6/9/2014
Check out the newly released video from the Spokane Tribe about the Spokane Tribe Economic Project and the community benefits. The message is simple... STEP=JOBS

City Newsletter Summer 2014
6/23/2014
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.

WSDOT SR 2 Re-Surfacing Project (May – September)
4/29/2014
Inland Asphalt is going to resurface US 2 from Wood/Espanola Rd to I-90.

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.

Help Build A Splash Pad In Airway Heights
6/7/2013
Rotary Club of Spokane-West is partnering with Inland Northwest Community Foundation to raise funds to build a Splash Pad in Sunset Park for the Children in Airway Heights.

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