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Riverfront Park redesign continues a legacy of balance

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.


9 projects that will transform Spokane’s city center

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.

Spokane Park Board loses a member as U.S. Pavilion covering talks continue

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 …


Adult Swim adds dose of fresh air to its programming with “On the Green” tour

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 …


Decision on whether to cover U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park delayed a month

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.

Park Board to vote Thursday on scrapping plan to re-cover Riverfront Park Pavilion

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.

Spokane could pay more for Hoopfest police, medical services under proposed contract

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.

Riverfront Park receives $600,000 in federal funding as ‘brownfield’ site

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 …


Tickets on sale now for Spokane’s Tinnabulation music fest

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.

Spokane Park Board votes to keep up to three Riverfront rides

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 …


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 mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park

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.


Bloomsday post-race festivities and shirt pick-up will be along Main Avenue this year

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 …


Riverfront Park pavilion, an icon of Expo ’74, to undergo extensive renovation

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.

Scientists and supporters rally at Spokane’s Riverfront Park

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 …


Earth Day celebration in Riverfront Park this weekend

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 …


Proposed Spokane land sale to climbing gym developer flies against recommendations

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 approves $1 million Rotary Fountain overhaul

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.

Spokane Park Board ponders fate of rides at Riverfront Park

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.

Fixing Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park may cost nearly $1 million

The artistic Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park has so many mechanical problems that it is facing a complete overhaul costing nearly $1 million


Loop trail to link Peaceful Valley to Centennial Trail

A South Gorge Trail through Peaceful Valley would create a 5-kilometer loop between Riverfront Park to the Sandifur Bridge and back.


Be a tourist in your own town and rediscover Spokane

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 shows off for ESPN crews

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, …


Spokane leaders look to lift restrictions on building height near Riverfront Park

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.

Candlelight vigil remembers alleged child abuse victim Caiden Henry

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.


Canada Island renamed in Salish for the Spokane Tribe

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.

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, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Organizers preview changes, charity partner ahead of 41st Bloomsday race

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 …