City of Spokane gives update on Riverfront Park construction

By now, you’ve probably noticed some big changes happening in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.

The City’s $64 million upgrade is only partially complete. Last year, the ice ribbon opened up, and this spring, horses on the historic Looff Carrousel were galloping once again under a brand new glass rotunda. Those projects are just a few examples of what’s to come.

Construction on the south end of the park is complete – now the focus shifts to the north end. That includes structural upgrades to the old blue bridge. The city expects it to open back up this fall, creating a new gateway to the park.

In 2019, construction will begin on a new playground on the north bank. It’s being designed for children of all abilities to play, and also learn about how the Ice Age floods shaped our region. The city has also asked developers to design a skate park nearby, but more funding will be needed to make it a reality.

Another project on the city’s to-do list is the U.S. Pavilion. It’s being transformed into a multi use space for events that can hold up to 4,000 people. Color changing lights will hang along cables.

The city of Spokane said the park redesign is on schedule and on budget. For more information about upcoming projects, click here.