John A. Finch Arboretum, Spokane

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John A. Finch Arboretum is a public arboretum located at West 3404 Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, USA on Sunset Hill. It is open daily without charge.

The arboretum was established in 1949 along Garden Springs Creek, and now contains about 2,000 trees and shrubs, including 65 groups of lilacs, as well as a rhododendron grove, conifer and maple collections, and a nature trail. The arboretum lies in a small valley running southwest-to-northeast carved by the creek. I-90 and the Sunset Highway, which use the valley to descend into Spokane from the higher elevation of the Columbia Plateau, respectively form the southern and northern borders of the park.

The arboretum is home to the Touch and See Nature Trail, which is owned by the Girl Scout council in the area. It was refurbished by Darlea Chatburn in 2004 who received her Gold Award after the completion of the project.
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  • This is a hidden Gem in Spokane's Downtown area. It is off the old Sunset Highway. Fall is the best time for the colors of this park! I learned there are over 2000 indigenous trees and the park is ove...  more »
  • My husband and I were vacationing in Spokane and stopped by. The fall colors were just starting -what a wonderful and free activity! I was having trouble walking around the arboretum due to a bad knee...  more »
  • Of course, there are trees, it's an arboretum! And they have some of the greatest trees in Spokane. If you don't find it in the FA it probably won't grow in our area.  more »
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  • Love this place! So much space which makes it very nice on weekends to find your own spot to relax. Very clean and beautiful place! Highly recommend if you’re looking for something relaxing to do on the weekend or if visiting Spokane!
  • Encountered moose here. Got away from 1st moose. Woke up a second moose who was sleeping near a tree. Got within five feet of him, and he was startled. Ran away from moose. Charged by moose across field. Will not return.
  • Wonderful place to get into nature. Freeway is alongside of it so you do get that, but the grounds are beautiful. Not a dog park folks! Plenty of other parks for that in our beautiful city.
  • Fun little strip of land to walk through but out is surrounded be noisy roads. There is a touch and see trail and the information about all the plants is fun. Good little learning excursion and some excersise for the kiddos for sure.
  • A really wonderful, relaxing place to spend time, especially in seasonable weather. The trees are lovely and give pleasant shade in the summer, and their new community garden adds another great element to an already welcoming public space.

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