Welcome to Spokane County
Spokane County is the fourth-largest county in the State of Washington and borders Idaho. As the heart of the Inland Northwest, we are proud of our mix of urban amenities and home-town hospitality. We invite you to take a stroll along the Centennial Trail and watch waterfowl in the Spokane River, or explore the history of the Inland Northwest at the Museum of Arts and Culture.
April is National County Government Month!
The theme of National County Government Month is "Safe and Secure Communities". This week, we're featuring the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC). On April 13th, Spokane County was awarded a $1.75 million grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The money will be used to implement reforms proposed by the SRLJC to safely reduce the county's jail population and address racial and ethnic disparities in the local justice system. Spokane County is one of 11 jurisdictions in the country chosen to receive significant funding and access to expert technical assistance to implement a plan for reform over the next two years. For more information, go to Safety and Justice Challenge.
Market Street Widening Project Begins Monday, April 11th!
Attention motorists in northeast Spokane County – beginning on Monday, April 11, 2016, detour signs will be in place on Market Street north of Parksmith Drive to Farwell Road!
The Market Street Widening Project will widen Market St from the railroad crossing just north of Parksmith Drive to Farwell Road. Improvements include two 11’ lanes, a center two way left turn lane, and bike lanes. New sidewalks and curbs will be constructed throughout most of the project at locations where they do not currently exist. Along these road improvements, the Spokane County Utilities Division will construct a sanitary sewer line.
Phase 1 - Full road closure starting Monday, April 11, 2016 and lasting approximately 45 days. Local access will be allowed to local businesses and homes. The road surface will be rough soil and the road will often be blocked by equipment. A signed detour route will direct traffic around the project on future SR 395 (North Spokane Corridor).
Phase 2 - The road will be opened while under construction. Two way traffic will be maintained through the project with either channelization devices or flaggers. Motorists should expect delays. The estimated date for completion is July 20, 2016.
County Golf Courses Open for 2016 Season!
Hangman Valley Golf Course 509.448.1212
MeadowWood Golf Course 509.255.9539
Liberty Lake Golf Course 509.255.6233
For more information about the great activities and events offered by County Parks, Recreation and Golf call 509.477.4730.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Citizens Emergency Communications Systems and Facilities Advisory Committee - 2015 Annual Report
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!