By Georgia Davenport, President of Friends of Lake Spokane Parks
We are so lucky to live in an area with open spaces for our children to play, to take our dogs on walks, and for wildlife to thrive and be protected! Our community has vast resources that currently are not being funded enough to bring them to their full potential. I hear it said often that our biggest export is our children because they grow up and move away. I believe that if we invest more in our open spaces to make them more family friendly, we can prevent that exodus.
To that end, and to ensure parks like Eagle Bluff and Tall Pines are maintained, fire-safe, and developed, I am excited to announce that an organization has officially been formed to raise money for those parks. These parks are not funded by any tax dollars, so in order to pay for the development of a play structure, among other important items such as upkeep, the parks rely on donations and grants. The Friends of Lake Spokane Parks, a new 501c3, will be assisting to raise those dollars.
The Friends would love your help in this endeavor. Actually, we NEED your help. Projects like a children’s play structure, clearing fallen trees to ensure fire safety, and maintaining parking lots are expensive. If you have fundraising ideas or can volunteer to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to just donate at this time to make our parks more enjoyable for community members and families, you can do so using the QR code below or by going to friendsoflakespokaneparks.com. To stay updated, please follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/FriendsOfLakeSpokaneParks.