SPOKANE, Wash. - We are starting to slowly see the renovation at Riverfront Park take shape but the City of Spokane also has plans to improve several areas downtown surrounding the park including the Bosch lot located between Monroe and Lincoln just above the river.
In the summer of 2016 the city began a massive project. Working their way through 5,000 yards of solid rock for a new 800,000 gallon holding tank now used to store storm and sewer water during heavy rains or quick snow melt.
Now that the tank is in place, the city is working to decide what to do with that piece of land.
A number of concepts have been considered but all are just ideas and almost any plan would include much needed additional parking for Riverfront Park.
"We're also looking at additional recreational amenities whether its a skate park, a pump track, obstacle course, or a climbing facility. Really tying those all together to extend Riverfront Park to the West and North," said parks planning and development manager Garrett Jones.
While projects like this will certainly enhance Riverfront Park, money to pay for it will not come from the $64 million park renovation bond.
Very soon, the city will ask for public comment to learn what you want to see there. We will keep you updated when that time comes.
- Wolf Creek Lodge Steak House closing its doors
- Idaho senator's reaction stirring up social media
- Bitter cold no match for dog owners
- Getting your car and home ready for freezing temperatures
- City council president teases proposal to tax gun sales
- Forum focuses on ending child abuse in Spokane County