March 23, 2017
Mule deer at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Carlene Hardt.
Cheney Blackhawk Football. Photo by Greg Munoz.
Resident of the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge; photo by Greg Munoz.
The Cheney Rodeo Parade is held annually in July; photo by Carlene Hardt, SilverFox Multimedia.
Classic car show and bicycle rodeo, Mayfest; photo by Carlene Hardt, SilverFox Multimedia.
Cheney Jubilee BBQ competition in July. Photo by Jill Weizmann

Visiting Cheney

Welcome to Cheney - A Friendly Place to Visit

Your visit with us is important!  Cheney is a unique community with a rich history. Incorporated in 1883, Cheney boasts two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Download the informative Downtown Cheney walking tour brochure or the Eastern Washington University walking tour brochure.  

Cheney Rodeo Days, a PRCA-sanctioned event where cowboys compete for a share of $40,000 in prize money, is held at the Bi-Mart Arena during the second weekend in July. For additional information, visit the Cheney Rodeo website. 

Cheney's unique geographic setting can be attributed to cataclysmic floods that occurred at the end of the last Ice Age. The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute offers periodic educational opportunities, as well as materials to help visitors take self-guided tours.

University Life

Eastern Washington University is, of course, the centerpiece of Cheney’s academic and cultural environment. EWU is always bustling with activities for many different interests. You may link to EWU for a schedule of events.

Community Life

Cheney has an abundance of outdoor activities that include a Parks and Recreation Department with:

  • Seven city parks

  • An outdoor swimming pool

  • Tennis courts

  • Baseball and softball diamonds

  • Five soccer fields

Also, on the Eastern Washington University campus, there are:

  • Two college theaters

  • One art gallery 

  • An indoor swimming pool

Parks & Recreation
615 4th Street
Cheney, WA  99004

Monday-Friday, 8-5

(509) 498-9250

Staff Contacts:

Kim Best
Recreation Supervisor

Rick Engel
Parks Supervisor

Leslie Bridges
Administrative Clerk