Parks, Facilities & Recreation

We hope this update finds you healthy and well. We’re busy trying to plan for future programs and activities once Whitman County reaches a Phase 3 status under Governor Inslee’s phased approach to reopening businesses. In order to better serve you and provide quality programs, we are asking that you complete a short survey, if you haven’t already done so. This helps us identify your interests and how we can meet your needs. The survey is open until June 5 and you can find the survey link here: Click Here

Below is additional information on the current impacts to the Parks & Recreation programs and facilities. Most of our Parks & Recreation programs and offerings require Phase 3 and 4 status to become operational. Until that time, please be safe and #RecreateResponsibly

Current impacts to Parks & Recreation:

Recreation programs: All recreation programs are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We continue to re-assess summer programs on a daily basis and hope to begin some limited programming on June 22. We will not be printing our traditional Parks & Recreation brochure this summer, rather it will posted online and we will be sending out additional program and registration information via email and social media. We expect information will be constantly changing throughout the summer, so please check back here for program updates.

Parks, trails, and natural areas: These spaces are accessible, while practicing social distancing. Play structures are currently closed and will remain closed until Phase 3. Amenities like softball/baseball fields, tennis/pickleball courts, disc golf course, and park shelters are all accessible, but gatherings are limited to 5 or fewer people.

Restrooms: Restrooms in the parks are currently closed and will remain closed until Phase 3. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to disinfect multiple times per day throughout our City parks. Currently, our Parks & Facilities department hasn’t hired any seasonal staff and we are doing our best to care for park properties in ways that ensure visitor safety, garbage removal, and asset protection.

Aquatics: The Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center is currently closed until it can safely reopen, possibly sometime in Phase 3 with limited programs and hours. Due to the uncertain nature and timing of re-opening facilities, limited staffing, and budget impacts from COVID-19, Reaney pool will remain closed for the season.

Senior Center: The Pullman Senior Center is currently closed. Due to the high-risk population the Senior Center serves, we are uncertain at this time when it will open for activities. We will continue to monitor and evaluate information from the Washington State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with our regional partners and will share updates as they become available.

Next steps:
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our citizens as we are all adapting as a community during this unprecedented time. We will continue to follow the recommendations of local and state public health experts in collaboration with the City of Pullman leadership. As the situation and information evolves, we will continue to communicate changes about Parks & Recreation programs and facilities.

Updated recreation resources to keep you and your family active and engaged are available HERE!

Parks, Facilities & Recreation COVID 19 Closure Notice


In accordance with Governor Inslee's order, our offices are officially closed until further notice. Whitman County is currently in Phase 2 of the order. 

If you need assistance please call us at the Pullman Recreation Center, 509-338-3227 or email us. To contact Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center by calling 509-338-3237 or  email us.

Please stay safe and healthy.  

Brighten your day with some spring photos of beautiful Lawson Gardens. View the photo gallery by clicking here. Photos provided to us by C. Rod Bacon of Pullman.

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