City plans to open carrousel, other Riverfront Park attractions this spring

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Parks & Recreation Department released a March 2018 Redevelopment Update video late last week. In it, the Director of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Leroy Eadie, and the Communications Manager for the department, Fianna Dickson, discuss the current progress on the massive renovation to Spokane's Riverfront Park.

And they say spring is the time all of Spokane citizens' patience will start to pay off! 

The Howard Street bridge, the rotary fountain and the beloved Looff Carrousel are all on the list of things that will soon be re-open to the public. 

The carrousel's historic horses have been under restoration while their new home is being built.

The carrousel building will offer a climate controlled environment for the fragile horses, rent-able party rooms that will be great for kids' birthdays, and its location will get riders a little closer to the river. 

"For citizens who have patiently worked their way [around it], and watched our construction, I think they'll be very excited to see the finished product,” said Eadie. "I bet a lot of citizens are gonna say, 'Wow this is like a whole new carousel,' even though it's just our restored Looff carrousel.”

The prices this year will stay the same as years' past, at $2.00 for adults and children, or $5.00 for an unlimited day pass. 

The city has not set an exact date for the open of the carrousel or the other attractions near it, but they plan to have the entire South bank of the park completed this spring. 

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