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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

City names conservation area after former City Parks Director

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Spokane Parks Director Bill Fearn gathered in Riverfront Park Monday to remember his legacy by setting aside a portion of the park as …


Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert

All participants will receive a free ticket to the carrousel, while supplies last.


Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Restored Looff Carrousel will re-open May 12, city says

The 109-year-old attraction will return to Riverfront Park in a brand new building at a ceremony following the Lilac Junior Parade, officials said Thursday. Rides will cost $2, and completion …


Looff Carrousel building takes shape in Riverfront Park, as Pavilion structures come down

The new home of the 109-year-old attraction is scheduled to open later this spring in time for Bloomsday, park planners said during a tour of the site Thursday. The building …


Riverfront Park work quickly taking shape

Redevelopment of Riverfront Park is taking shape as construction reaches a midpoint on the south bank and buildings rise from the ground


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park

In a brief 24-year period, an area near where the Looff Carrousel now sits housed hundreds of Japanese and Chinese immigrants. Recent archaeological finds could be evidence of their culture, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Riverfront Park construction schedule on track, despite snowy winter

Construction of a new home for the Looff Carrousel, the Howard Street bridge replacement and an ice ribbon skating facility are all on schedule despite a cold and snowy winter, …


Doug Clark: No wonder Walt Disney wanted Spokane’s Looff Carrousel

Riverfront Park, a friend observed the other day, is as important to Spokane as Disneyland is to Anaheim. If that’s the case – and I can’t disagree – then you …


Looff Carrousel’s new home comes with a $7 million construction price tag

The bid from Walker Construction is about $29,000 more than what was budgeted for the project, according to the Parks Department, but is within contingency reserves for construction. The new …


Families take last ride on Looff Carrousel before site’s reconstruction begins

The horses spun and children laughed as families turned out Saturday for one last ride on Riverfront Park’s vintage Looff Carrousel before it is put into storage on Jan. 1.


Three finalist firms chosen to design Looff Carrousel building

Three architectural firms have been chosen to design a new building for the historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park.


National Carousel Association meets in Spokane again

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of a 101-year-old Looff Carrousel – for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country. …


National carousel association convening in Spokane

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of the 101-year-old Looff Carrousel - for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country.


Weekend events celebrate Looff Carrousel

Two events this weekend at Riverfront Park will celebrate the centennial of Spokane’s Looff Carrousel.


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories at Looff Carrousel

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Carrousel closed for maintenance

Spokane’s historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park will be closed for its annual maintenance and restoration until Feb. 27. The Carrousel will reopen for a yearlong celebration of “100 Years …


In brief: Bloomsday opens registration site

Early-bird registration for Bloomsday is now open at www.bloomsdayrun.org. Runners who sign up by Feb. 15 will have a chance to win a trip for two to the St. Patrick’s …