Stories tagged: Riverfront Park
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Love – for life, for babies – was the most common motto for the hundreds of pro-life marchers who descended upon downtown Spokane Saturday morning for the annual Walk for …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 7 a.m.
Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
With school out for winter break, families on vacation and kids tired of being cooped up inside, the Riverfront Park’s ice ribbon has already exceeded its attendance goal for its …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
At night, the ribbon is ablaze with colorful lights, adding to the festive atmosphere of the holiday in downtown Spokane.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Originally built in 1974, the Pavilion is facing a redesign, although the final design still being debated.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
After abandoning plans to build a climbing wall on a gravel parking lot north of the Post Street Bridge, city officials are now looking at constructing a parking garage and …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
As hundreds of patrons glided under the soft glow of multicolored lights, twinkling across the ice at the base of a 60-foot Christmas tree, Riley Witt couldn’t resist a comparison. …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:14 a.m.
For the first time in a decade, Riverfront Park tree lighting ceremony fills night with light and sound
The revival of the Spokane Grand Tree Lighting celebration went off without a hitch.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
U.S. Pavilion plans with temporary shade structure, no permanent cover approved by Spokane park officials
Park planners have signed off on a $16.5 million construction plan for the new U.S. Pavilion that will include temporary overhead shading for events in the summer. Critics said their …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Kelli Johnson didn’t just attend Expo ’74 – she got the whole VIP treatment. A Greenacres fourth-grader at the time, Johnson had an uncle who was closely involved in preparations. …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
J. Meejin Yoon, who is working with a half-million-dollar budget for public art as part of Riverfront Park’s redevelopment, introduced four preliminary designs at an open house held last week. …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
The skating feature will be the first of five anchor attractions part of the redesigned Riverfront Park, scheduled to open over the next four years. The ribbon got off to …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
The final design of the U.S. Pavilion is still undecided, but buildings around the landmark structure, including the Imax theater, will begin to come down next month.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
A proposed sports complex on the north bank of the Spokane River could be built with funds from several different partners, including the city, the Spokane Public Facilities District and …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
The Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park has its origins in the craftsmanship of Charles Looff, a German woodworker who emigrated to the United States in 1870.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
The city will withdraw its request for a hearing with a state agency about whether to transfer outdoor recreation requirements on the lot, which would have been one of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
This is the second year that Pig Out in the Park has been held on the east end of Riverfront Park to escape the construction at the west end, but …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
The six-day food festival features 85 concerts on three stages.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
The flags of many countries fluttered in the breeze Saturday as people gathered in Riverfront Park for the 23rd annual Unity in the Community event.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 5 a.m.
In response to concerns that city leaders weren’t being kept in the loop on the work underway in the downtown attraction’s redevelopment, the Spokane Park Board, City Council and mayor’s …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Designers of the new U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park will have another month and an extra $2.5 million to develop a plan for the heavily scrutinized centerpiece of the landmark’s …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Initiative calling for public vote on covering Spokane park Pavilion facing likely City Council opposition
It’s a tight window, but the current Spokane City Council could put to voters the question of whether the U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park should be covered. Council members need …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Altering Spokane Park Board authority in wake of U.S. Pavilion flap would undo century of independence
City Council President Ben Stuckart said no formal proposal is on the table to alter the uniquely Spokane form of governing the park system, but concerns over early designs featuring …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Resin figures of an anthropomorphic pig, mouse and rabbit once greeted visitors to the mini golf course in Riverfront Park. On Saturday, they’ll be available to the highest bidder.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
On Monday night, the Spokane City Council will take up a topic of vital interest to every citizen. Not effective pothole repair. Not timely snow removal. Not how to pay …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
The Spokane park board has again delayed its decision on whether to authorize an uncovered U.S. Pavilion design, citing a need to meet with City Hall officials to discuss the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
The Pavilion controversy in Spokane’s Riverfront Park has the mayor and council president suggesting that independent Park Board be brought under City Council control.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
A funding shortfall and ongoing construction in Riverfront Park, among other issues, have forced the organizers of the 38th annual Royal Fireworks Concert to cancel the free event.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Many Spokane residents weren’t deterred by Riverfront Park construction and came downtown to watch the annual fireworks display.