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Schmuck Park

Named for the family who donated the property to the city in 1916, Schmuck Park is a destination park featuring a large covered picnic area with stone fireplace, a smaller covered area, restrooms, drinking fountains, a playground, sand volleyball court, horse shoe pit, tennis court and acres of green grass and mature shade trees. The municipal swimming pool and skatepark are located at the south end of the park. The school's track and football fields are also a part of Schmuck Park and are adjacent to the south end of the park. The park can accommodate large groups and is often the site of class and family reunions, school and youth events and Chamber events.

Codger Pole

Commemorating the Codger Bowl, an event featured in all the local and area media and in People Magazine, this small park on Main Street features the largest chain saw sculpture in the world. Two football teams of over-60 codgers replayed a big-rival football game originally played 50 years before when they were high school students at Colfax and St. John High Schools.

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

McDonald Park

The product of a massive community/school/city effort at fund raising, IAC grant funding and volunteerism, McDonald Park sports four ball fields—a regulation baseball field, a softball field and two multi-purpose fields. At the center is a "press" building with restrooms, office, meeting rooms and concession stands. A soccer field is located on the north side and the park is surrounded by a lighted walking/jogging path that is much enjoyed year-around by local residents. The setting for McDonald Park is particularly pleasing—basalt bluffs, fields, wild flowers, the Palouse River on the east side and a variety of wildlife from cranes and ducks on the river to deer in the fields. The park is host for school baseball games and local, area and state tournaments.

Hamilton Park

This park is located on school property and was the site of Hamilton School or, in the earlier days, the Departmental School, that served the south-end kids. This neighborhood park has restrooms, a half basketball court, playground equipment, a neighborhood baseball backstop for practice and an expanse of grass. It was sad to lose the lovely school building, but happy to gain a park for the neighborhood children.

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground

  • Basketball Court

  • Baseball Diamond

  • Restrooms

Lookout Park

his park features basketball courts, restrooms, play equipment and lots of grass and landscaping. The park is located at the near-top of Thorn Street, Valleyview and Southview and adds a green area to accommodate the children in this residential area. The park was named for Stan McClintock, the park maintenance staffer who took care of the entire park system for years and years. Stan’s dedication and hard work is one of the major reasons Colfax is blessed with so many beautiful parks.

Eells Park

This is one of the oldest neighborhood parks in Colfax. The 1912 Women's Park Association purchased the property from the owner, the Lutheran Church, and named the park after its local minister, Cushing Eells. The park features an historic fountain, restrooms, a half basketball court, play equipment and grass and mature trees. A nice stop for a picnic and much loved by the neighborhood kids.

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground

  • Restroom

  • Basketball Court

Maggie Cain Park

Maggie Cain Park is the north entrance to Colfax

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

Niehenke Park

Niehenke Park was donated by the Henry Neihenke family and is a popular lunch place for workers on Mill Street. 

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

Fireman's Park

Fireman's Park is the south entrance to Colfax

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

Good Park

Good Park is located on Highway 195 and is part of the south entrance to Colfax. A new footbridge, designed and built by Kristyn Pearson as her high school senior project, makes the park more available to travelers who might want to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch as they pass through Colfax. 

 

Amenities

  • Picnic Tables

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City of Colfax · 400 N Mill Street · Colfax, Washington 99111 · Phone (509) 397-3861 · Fax (509) 397-3044 Non-Emergency Police: 509-397-4616