Stories tagged: Riverfront Park
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Works begins on Riverfront Park ice ribbon, SkyRide building
Site work is underway to build Riverfront Park’s new ice ribbon and SkyRide facility, which also will provide rink support services. Just over a week ago, Contractors Northwest crews began …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Mother Joseph sculpture in Riverfront Park damaged by snowplow
Part of a brick wall near a statue of Mother Joseph, the leader of the Sisters of Providence in the late 1800s, has been toppled.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Spokane Tribe submits two nominations for renaming Canada Island using native nouns
The Spokane Tribe on Friday asked the city Park Board to decide between two names that evoke the enduring culture of the first people of the region.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Then and Now: Then and Now: Howard Street Bridge
A look back at the Howard Street Bridge.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Riverfront Park redevelopment on track for 2017, planners say
After a tumultuous year that began with cost overruns, unexpected expenses and criticism from within, those in charge of Riverfront Park’s $64 million redevelopment say they’re on track for a …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6 p.m.
Expo ’74-era butterflies to be saved in Riverfront Park
Two metal-and-fabric butterflies that marked the gates of Expo ’74 are going to be saved and moved to a new location.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Body found in Spokane River near Post Street
The Spokane Police Department responded Sunday to a body found in the Spokane River in Riverfront Park.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Rain dampens attendance at Chinese lantern festival and Greenbluff’s Apple Festival
As of Thursday there have been 19 days of measurable rain in October and rainfall totals are inching ever closer to the record of 5.41 inches set in October 1947. …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
City Council names Riverfront Park a ‘brownfield’ to assist soil cleanup efforts
To protect the remains of a $64 million bond passed by voters for the redesign of Riverfront Park, the City Council unanimously voted Monday to name the 100-acre downtown attraction …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Park Board to vote on simplified design process for new Riverfront Park pavilion
If the Park Board approves a different design method for the pavilion than what was used in constructing the ice skating ribbon, the city will have to convince a state …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Imax theater in Riverfront Park headed for demolition; fate of pavilion rides still in question
Spokane Park Board members agreed last week to move forward with a 2014 recommendation to demolish the aging IMAX theater on Riverfront Park’s Havermale Island as part of efforts to …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Ice ribbon in Riverfront Park delayed by design that came in over budget
An overly ambitious design will delay the opening of Riverfront Park’s new ice skating ribbon, the first signature project in Riverfront Park’s massive taxpayer-funded renovation. It’s the latest in a …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Mayor David Condon’s 2017 budget calls for 16 percent increase in spending and shift of police resources to property crimes
Spokane has the highest property-crime rate among Washington’s largest cities, a problem Mayor David Condon wants to address by moving police from patrol and traffic to investigations.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Spokane Tribe given chance to rename, reimagine Canada Island in Riverfront Park
The government of Canada has signed off on the renaming of the two-acre island that housed the country’s exhibit in the 1974 World’s Fair. The island has been known by …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 6 a.m.
Chinese Lantern Festival’s showpiece a pagoda built of porcelain in Riverfront Park
Organizers of the second-annual Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival were looking for something different to be the highlight of the show this year after the 196-foot dragon that showcased last …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 6 a.m.
Chinese Lantern Festival brings millions in economic impact
It may be difficult to block off a large portion of Riverfront Park for the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, but park director Jon Moog said the cultural and economic …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Board wants Riverfront Park designated a brownfield to help with cleanup costs
Members of the Spokane Park Board are asking the City Council to consider naming the 100-acre park in the downtown core a “brownfield” site, a designation reserved for polluted areas …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
City works quickly to deliver water to parched trees in Riverfront Park
At least two trees in Riverfront Park lost their leaves after going without water for an unknown amount of time during the summer heat. Contracted workers are using firehoses, among …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Pig Out in the Park: What to know before you feast
How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Unity in the Community celebration is Saturday in Riverfront Park
Kids can visit a Cultural Village to learn about foreign countries and get free school supplies at the 22nd annual Unity in the Community celebration Saturday in Riverfront Park.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Pair of archaeologists sift through Riverfront Park ahead of construction
A pair of archeologists are sifting through the Riverfront Park ahead of redevelopment construction, looking for remnants of businesses and communities that occupied the park more than a century ago.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
Howard Street bridge demolition in Riverfront Park to start in late summer
The Spokane Park Board voted Thursday to approve a bid of $4.7 million to reconstruct the Howard Street Bridge South.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Riverfront Park hosts Strider Cup for young racers
One does not pedal furiously while racing on a Strider bike. There are no pedals, so it ends up looking more like kids are running while sitting down.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Riverfront Park groundbreaking celebration finally arrives
A member of the Spokane Tribe sang a blessing and politicians spoke before a ceremonial groundbreaking on the $64.3 million project took place in the Gondola Meadow Friday afternoon. A …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Riverfront Park’s pie-eating contest won in just over 4 minutes
Chad Dalton’s key to winning Riverfront Park’s July 4 pie eating contest was picturing the berry pie as a beverage. “You just stick your face in and do it,” said …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Sacred Heart nurses march for better benefits, working conditions
Hundreds of nurses gathered in a show of solidarity Tuesday morning in Riverfront Park, demanding better wages and working conditions from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Sun., June 19, 2016
Riverfront Park project on track for success
Recently, articles in this newspaper and other publications have raised legitimate questions about the progress of the redevelopment of Riverfront Park following the voters’ approval of a $64.3 million bond …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Army Corps requires city of Spokane to preserve Expo ’74 history in Riverfront Park
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forcing the Spokane parks department to increase preservation efforts for Expo ’74 sites in Riverfront Park