Riverfront Park’s Red Wagon reopening Saturday

Spokane’s beloved Red Wagon turns 25

SPOKANE, Wash. —  If you’ve been to Riverfront Park, you’ve probably seen the historic red wagon. But for the past three weeks, the landmark has been closed for renovations.

The project included stripping all existing paint and rust, making minor metal repairs, and applying new primer and paint to match the original.

But now, it’s back, and set to reopen on Saturday.

“Thank you to Sherwin Williams for donating the paint, and to Modern Construction and Consulting Services for donating labor above and beyond the original scope of work when some additional metal repairs were needed. Thank you, too, to artist Ken Spiering for his thoughtful guidance before and during the renovation. We are excited for the community to again enjoy the iconic red wagon in Riverfront Park,” said Garrett Jones, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Spokane.

The wagon, also known as “The Childhood Express,” has not had any significant repairs since its construction 33 years ago.