Stories tagged: Riverfront Park
Sun., June 25, 2017
Honoring the past and envisioning the future are two of the key goals decision-makers in the $64 million redesign of Riverfront Park are trying to achieve.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Spokane is in the midst of major transformations, with $800 million in public and private investment pouring into the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Susan Traver has resigned from the volunteer citizen board overseeing Spokane’s park system, but Spokane Park Board President Chris Wright said she did not cite the ongoing debate about whether …
Thu., June 15, 2017
Adult Swim, the home of shows like “The Eric Andre Show,” “Robot Chicken” and “Rick and Morty,” is adding a dose of fresh air to its programming during the “On …
Fri., June 9, 2017
The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to request more information on how much re-covering the structure would cost before instructing a design team to abandon the idea.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
The team in charge of re-imagining the central feature of Expo ‘74 has proposed leaving a cover off the U.S. Pavilion as part of renovations occurring through Riverfront Park. Critics …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
A new two-year contract the Spokane City Council is considering for Hoopfest will cap the amount event organizers would have to pay for police and firefighters working overtime at the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Park planners will be able to spend the grant money on soil cleanup efforts on the former Canada Island, Havermale Island and the north bank of the Spokane River that …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Spokane’s newest music festival, Tinnabulation, announced its lineup on Thursday, and it’s a doozy. The three-day festival Sept. 8-10 will feature headliners OK Go, American Authors and the John Butler …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
After testimony earlier this week from boosters of the attractions that have filled Riverfront Park, some since the late ‘70s, the Spokane Park Board voted Thursday afternoon not to sell …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Hidden in a busy part of Riverfront Park, remnants of a flop serve as cautionary tale for revitalization of U.S. Pavilion
Hidden in the center of Riverfront Park are the remains of a cautionary tale – one that should inform current efforts to revitalize the U.S. Pavilion. Those not living in …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The iconic centerpiece of Expo ’74 – the U.S. Pavilion – will undergo an extensive renovation, potentially starting early next year. The Spokane Park Board approved a contract to design …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
The speeches had only just begun, but the field in front of the clock tower was crowded with thousands of people when the Spokane March for Science got underway Saturday …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
The annual Earth Day celebration is planned for Saturday and Sunday in Riverfront Park, but construction in the park has forced the relocation of the event to the Pavillion and …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
The proposed sale of city parkland to a private climbing gym developer goes against recommendations made by Spokane’s assistant city attorney in 2008 and 2009.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Spokane Park Board members voted unanimously Thursday to move ahead on a $1 million overhaul of the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Members of the Spokane Park Board are facing a difficult decision: what to do with the aging amusement rides from the Riverfront Park Pavilion.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
The artistic Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park has so many mechanical problems that it is facing a complete overhaul costing nearly $1 million
Wed., April 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
A South Gorge Trail through Peaceful Valley would create a 5-kilometer loop between Riverfront Park to the Sandifur Bridge and back.
Sun., April 2, 2017
Playing tourist in your own town is an easy way to break the mentality that there’s nothing to do in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Spokane put its best foot forward Saturday, showing itself off to ESPN crews in town to capture some community and Zag spirit ahead of Gonzaga University’s Final Four game in …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Woman who fell from Riverfront Park pedestrian bridge committed suicide, medical examiner’s office rules
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.
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, …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Current rules require buildings over 100 feet to be built with a stair-step design to limit shadows being cast into Riverfront Park. City Council President Ben Stuckart says the need …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11 p.m.
The family and friends of baby Caiden Henry gathered with strangers near the Big Red Wagon in Riverfront Park Friday evening to pray, cry and comfort each other.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
The name snxw meneɂ (sin-HOO-men-huh) means “salmon people” in the Salish tongue spoken by the tribe. The island had previously been known as Cannon, and Crystal, Island.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
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, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
A year after Bloomsday celebrated its 40-year milestone, the popular event is bracing for a new development: For the first time in its history, the event’s post-race activities will not …