Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Posted by: probrewer
N 47° 38.602 W 117° 27.746
11T E 465267 N 5276766
Quick Description: Arboretum in Spokane, WA
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2006 1:15:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM11J1
Finch Arboretum is managed by Spokane Parks and Recreation. On the edge of town, it is still less than five minutes drive time from downtown Spokane.
Coordinates given are from the center of the main parking area, next to the arboretum's Woodland Center.
Please ignore my dog in the photo, as I didn't read the sign until on the way out, but dogs are not permitted at Finch Arboretum.
The city does try to stock walking tour guides for the arboretum, but getting one will vary depending upon season, you're much more likely to get one if you visit during the summer. The container was empty when I visited (15 Dec.).
To get there, from downtown Spokane get onto:
W 2nd Ave., it's a one-way heading west. Stay in the right lane. After going under the railroad tracks the road "Y's", take the left side, but stay in the right lane. A couple hundred yards after that there is another "Y," stay right, you are now on Sunset Blvd. Keep heading west and watch for the signs for Finch Arboretum. You will turn left onto Woodland Blvd, then take an immediate right, go down the hill, park in the parking lot, get out, and enjoy the trees.
The website given below is the official site by the city of Spokane, but it just has extremely basic information, doing a Google search for "Finch Arboretum, Spokane WA" gets you a few more sites, some with pictures, but not a whole lot more info.
To contact the city for additional info before your visit this is the Parks and Rec. contact info:
Parks & Recreation
7th Floor, City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
ph : (509) 625-6200
fx : (509) 625-6205
or contact the arboretum directly at:
John A. Finch Arboretum
3404 W Woodland Blvd
Spokane, WA 99224
3404 W. Woodland Blvd.
Spokane, WA USA
Arboretum web site: [Web Link]
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