Stories tagged: Riverfront Park
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
More than 700 Vietnam-era veterans are in Spokane this week for the Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th biennial convention, but only a couple hundred made it up the hill for …
Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
The Spokane Parks Foundation will recognize Riverfront Park campaign benefactors by awarding naming rights and putting plaques with donor names on some of its new features. The foundation launched the …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
West Central neighborhood leaders are accusing city officials of raiding funds meant for neighborhood renewal for Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
A man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old child during Hoopfest on Sunday was yelling “Amber Alert! Amber Alert!” court records say.
UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Police say a man tried to kidnap a child from Riverfront Park during Hoopfest on Sunday, but after the crowd noticed the child’s mother screaming, several people intervened.
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
A $1 million donation from MultiCare to Hoopfest is expected to fund the construction of two and a half basketball courts in Riverfront Park near the north bank of the …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Central Promenade brings connections and people to Riverfront Park after the path’s official unveiling.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
The great ice age floods that shaped the Inland Northwest also are shaping the new playground in the North Bank of Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 8:06 p.m.
After a two-year absence, a free concert with fireworks is returning to Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
A playground focused on accessibility for disabled children is set to be built near the upper Spokane Falls in Riverfront Park. Early project plans and designs were presented June 12 …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
A little more than a month after an event organizer pulled out of an outdoor movie series that had been hosted in the downtown park since 2013, park officials said …
Fri., May 17, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
City closes Post Street bridge to motor vehicles after structural analysis; bikes and pedestrians OK
The city of Spokane on Friday closed the Post Street bridge to all motor vehicles, citing a structural analysis which found the aging span can’t safely hold that much weight. …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Spokane County Medical Examiners identified a man who collapsed and died at Riverfront Park on Tuesday as Jeffrey D. Sausser, 47.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 6:11 p.m.
A man died in Riverfront Park on Tuesday afternoon, apparently of natural causes.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
After years of deterioration, the city is closing the North Suspension Bridge in Riverfront Park until it’s concrete deck can be repaired or replaced.
Mon., April 22, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Western Washington-based company that had been organizing the outdoor movie series in Riverfront Park since 2013 cited long travel times and the “transitions” in the downtown park as the …
Tue., April 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Park visitors will be able to discover the redesigned Riverfront Park promenade this summer, which includes more views of the river, a more open park and a fresh take on …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
After last-minute outcry from conservation groups, the Spokane Park Board deferred a proposal which would have allowed them to sell surplus park land without a vote of the people.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.
Another $634,000 was approved for construction of the new pavilion building and surrounding grounds Thursday, as the attraction inches closer to a planned fall opening. Park officials say the now …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
Riverfront Park’s biggest attractions will now be known as the Numerica Skate Ribbon and SkyRide after the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department approved their first title sponsorship agreement, which will …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Even before the world’s fair, Expo ’74, closed down, the city of Spokane was embroiled in discussions of what to do with the 100-acre site. There was a strong movement …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
About 400 people came to support the anti-abortion cause, hear speeches and march through the streets of downtown Spokane on Saturday.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
The first corporate exhibitor to sign on for Expo ’74 was Ford Motor Co. The commitment was made in January of 1973, just 17 months before the opening ceremonies in …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
Celebrate New Year’s at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Riverfront Park. The earlier time is meant to coincide with park activities, not necessarily New Year’s in New York.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
The answer to the question: What happened to the elm tree President George H.W. Bush and then-Speaker Tom Foley planted in Riverfront Park in 1989?
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Spokane’s Skate Ribbon opened this morning at Riverfront Park, marking the start of its second year.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Spokane’s Skate Ribbon is slated to open Saturday
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …