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Community Resources


The City of Deer Park is located about 20 miles North of Spokane and has an increasing population of about 4,107 residences. The City has several parks, an 18 hole golf course & RV Park, a wonderful education system and growing businesses. Deer Park is conveniently located close to many lakes, mountains & ski resorts for year round recreation. The City has a fully operating general aviation Airport spanning just under 1,800 acres at the edge of Deer Park city limits.

A little piece of History...

Deer Park was settled in 1889 when a railroad siding was built for the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway. Soon the Standard Lumber Company sawmill was established by William Short and George Crawford to provide the lumber needed to rebuild the nearby city of Spokane Falls. In 1908, Mayor A.J. Peters files papers for incorporation of the City of Deer Park. One story claims the City received the name Deer Park when Railroad surveyors spotted large numbers of deer grazing in the area. Another story claims the name came from a deer that Peter Kelly kept in his yard as a pet. For more history visit the Clayton/Deer Park Historical Society website HERE