If you're a fan of Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane, now's your chance to make it shine. The city, along with KXLY and other community partners will soon host a day to spruce things up at the park. It's called 'Cleaning from the Core.'
The goal is to make the park bright and clean in time for Spokane's busy summer season.
"I probably come down here at least once a day if not more," Lauren Viau said. "I have an 18-month old dog who is half boxer, half Labrador, and he needs lots of walking and attention."
Viau grew up in Spokane and, like many people, can't get enough of the trails and atmosphere.
"I love being able to walk by the Falls everyday. It's very refreshing, it's great to be able to get out of the apartment especially this time of year. Even though it's raining it's still beautiful out," she said.
The "Clean from the Core" day will be April 27th from 9 a.m. to noon.
Spokane's Director of Neighborhood Services, Jonathan Mallahan, hopes about 200 volunteers will help clean pathways, paint walls and plant flowers.
"(We hope to do) all sorts of things that are going to just help make our park that extra little bit of shine," Mallahan said.
The city used to have a park clean-up, but it fizzled out. Mallahan hopes to make the new event an annual one, so people will continue to take pride in the city and park.
"This is part of a broader effort to make downtown cleaner and more enjoyable for our residents and visitors in advance of Hoopfest, Bloomsday, and the whole festival season," Mallahan said.
Walkers we talked with like the idea of a cleanup day for the park.
"People who participate in coming down to the park always like to have a clean park, a safe park. I think it'll go over great," Isabell Pierce said.
Regulars like Lauren Viau may join in as well, to ensure future generations have a Riverfront Park to go to and a view to enjoy.
"I remember (as a little kid) getting picked up right here by the giant butterfly by my mom at the end of every day during the summer. So I love the fact that Spokane's taking an interest in this park. It's a central part of the city," Viau said.
If you'd like to join in the cleanup, visit www.spokaneneighborhoods.org