Another part of Riverfront Park will officially open this fall
SPOKANE, Wash. — The U.S. Federal Pavilion in Riverfront Park is officially set to reopen this fall. The news was announced on the Spokane Riverfront Park Facebook page Tuesday.
The U.S. Federal Pavilion was originally build for Expo ’74 and was a gift to Spokane from the United States government. The renovation aims to restore the pavilion into a flexible use event space able to host everything from the Hoopfest Nike Court game to a summer concer series.
According to the City of Spokane’s Master Plan, the pavillion renovation includes:
— Enhancing and restoring its visual access to the Spokane River
— Restoring its existing interior monumental scale
— Developing new and improved program uses that better represent the community and region as a whole
— Re-sheathing it in a material formation that addresses that inverted funnel effect, as well as allowing for video projections both interior and exterior to the covering
— Developing improved accesss to the pavilion for pedestrians, loading/unloading and parking access to the pavilion and the river
The pavilion makeover is part of a bigger, $73 million renovation of Riverfront Park. The project also includes the redesign of public spaces and park grounds, the Skate Ribbon and SkyRide, the Looff Carrousel Building and the regional playground.
The Skate Ribbon opened in the winter of 2017 and the Looff Carrousel opened shortly after in May 2018. The opening of those two sites marked the completion of the renovation on the south bank of the park.
The North Promenade recently opened at the beginning of May.
Officials did not state a specific day for the pavilion opening.
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