Mission Statement

The Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Council works to improve the quality of life for everyone that lives and works in the neighborhood by providing a forum for their discussions, an opportunity for their participation, and an organized approach to communicating with local government and other decision-making bodies.


We invite you to join us at our monthly meeting to learn more about the activities of your neighborhood council. Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (except for July, August, and December) at 6:30 pm at the Shadle Public Library, 2111 W Wellesley Street. If you prefer to attend virtually, use the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87286287875?pwd=Zld4ajYrQ3Q4c1JGZ2RpNGRmSXd5dz09. Neighborhood council projects include park improvements, traffic calming, public safety, and community events.  Residents, property owners, and business owners who attend 2 or more meetings in 12 consecutive months become voting members. Minutes for past meetings are posted here.

Our Neighborhood Boundaries

The Audubon Downriver Neighborhood encompasses the area bounded by Wellesley Avenue to the north, Ash Street to the east, Fairview Street, TJ Meenach and Downriver Drive to the south, and the Spokane River to the west. Audubon Downriver Neighborhood

What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood

Shadle Park Library

The Shadle Park Library reopened after completion of a major renovation and expansion. The new and improved facility provides convenient and free meeting spaces, a children’s playspace, a demonstration kitchen, a discovery garden, a drive-thru book drop, a quiet reading room and more. For more information, including the library hours, visit the library’s website at https://www.spokanelibrary.org/shadle/

Shadle Park Library

Shadle Park Library Discovery Garden

The Shadle Park Library garden contains a variety of drought-tolerant plants that require minimal watering and maintenance.  Participants in the garden project included the city’s WaterWise Program, the Native Plant Society, Growing Neighbors, the Master Gardeners Program, Desert Jewels Nursery and the Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Council. Shadle Library Garden

Shadle Area Neighborhood Plan

Residents from the Northwest and Audubon-Downriver neighborhoods worked with city planning staff and a private consultant to create a 20-year vision for the area around the Shadle shopping center. The Shadle Area Neighborhood Plan was adopted by City Council in November, 2019. Follow this link to review the final plan. Shadle Center Planning Area

Northwest Boulevard Pedestrian Crossing

The Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Council used traffic calming funds to add a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Alice Street. The marked crossing includes a safety island in the center of the Boulevard to enhance the safety of the crossing.

Pedestrian Crossing on Northwest Boulevard

Information Kiosk in Audubon Park

The Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Council received funds from the Spokane Parks Foundation to design and construct an information kiosk near the parking lot in Audubon Park. Signage on the kiosk describes the history of the park, a guided walking tour of the tree species in the park, a lost and found bin, a place for residents to post community messages, and a map of the surrounding neighborhood.
Information Kiosk in Audubon Park