Stories tagged: Riverfront Park
Fri., March 29, 2013, 9:28 p.m.
Woman rescued from Spokane River
Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2013
Then and Now photos: The Pavilion
Spokane’s Expo ’74 continues to recede in the rear-view mirror, but the silhouette of the former United States Pavilion reminds us of that glorious summer of exhibitions, concerts, rides, famous …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Newcomers find their niche in sport of curling
The Canadians are famous for it. The Norwegians did it in loud checkered pants. The Scots and the Dutch still argue about who invented it some 500 years ago, though …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, 5:41 p.m.
Picnic table stackers ruined property - and Christmas, crew says
A phone call from work interrupted Dave Randolph’s Christmas morning. The city’s labor foreman for Riverfront Park was about to watch his grandchildren open presents, only to learn that picnic-table …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012
Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater
Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012
Former railroad span now links office park, Centennial Trail
Bill Kessler, of Spokane, has a new shortcut to get to the Centennial Trail. Kessler, who travels on foot, was heading to a ballgame Friday at Mission Park when he …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
Heart Walk raises funds, awareness about disease
Most people don’t notice their hearts when they walk up a flight of stairs or run across a yard, taking each steady beat for granted. But for heart disease survivors …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
Riverfront Park’s entrance may receive a new look
The front door of Riverfront Park could get a significant facelift next year – just as some park programs deal with $1 million in cuts. The Spokane Park Board this …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
Young, old, fast and slow turn out for fifth SpokeFest
They pedaled bicycles and tricycles. They rode tandem. They pulled baby trailers or had toddlers riding in a back seat. Just about every mode of pedal transportation was in evidence …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Unity in the Community brings global flair to Riverfront Park
Catherine Fessard recalls having a special feeling about Spokane when she traveled from Europe to visit a friend during Expo ’74. “There was such a joy for life in this …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Free youth symphony concert tonight
The Spokane Youth Symphony will perform the Sensational Summer Festival at 6 p.m. tonight in the Lilac Bowl in Riverfront Park. The performance will start the 2012-’13 season. The concert …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012
Park full of absorbing moments
Working in downtown Spokane has its perks and Riverfront Park is one of them. Every spring I resume my lunch hour walks through the park relishing the exercise while experiencing …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012
Note adds intrigue to table pyramids
City workers made an unexpected find while deconstructing the latest mysterious picnic-table pyramid at Manito Park on Friday afternoon. An Urban Forestry crewman discovered a handwritten note addressed to park …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, 4:54 p.m.
Crew finds note atop table pyramid at Manito
City workers made an unexpected find while deconstructing the latest mysterious picnic table pyramid at Manito Park this afternoon.
Tue., July 31, 2012
Dairy might be torn down
An empty dairy building on West Cataldo Avenue is likely to be torn down this summer, city officials said Monday. The Riverfront Park Committee of the Spokane Park Board is …
Sun., July 8, 2012
Clocktower-to-Mount Spokane foot race draws range of entrants
Sharon Carroll ventured out before sunrise Saturday morning to prove that her legs are still strong enough to conquer a mountain. “I’m turning 70 this December,” Carroll said after finishing …
Thu., July 5, 2012
Clouds clear for star-spangled day
The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, …
Sat., June 16, 2012
Groupon invigorates park use
Popular deal promoter Groupon last year sold thousands of tickets for Spokane’s Riverfront Park. The deals, marketed through direct email coupons, were so successful the Spokane Parks Department just approved …
Tue., June 12, 2012, 12:34 p.m.
Man in Spokane River accidentally drowned
A body recovered from the Spokane River Monday is that of a 23-year-old man, authorities said today.
Sun., June 3, 2012
Spokane Parks worker Mike Aho heard all sorts of guesses from colleagues about how many bridges cross the Spokane River between Monroe Street and the University District. But none were …
Sat., June 2, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
Spokane River Bridge Walk draws about 150 people
About 150 people showed up to the annual Spokane River Bridge Walk Saturday mornging.
Thu., May 31, 2012
Riverfront Park master plan debuts
There was one word Leroy Eadie, director of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, repeated more than any other at last Thursday’s presentation of the Riverfront Park master plan: “draft.” …
Mon., April 23, 2012
Then and Now photos: Riverfront Park
Although explorers, traders and missionaries had traveled on horseback through the area since the early 1800s, the first white settlement at Spokane Falls was in 1871. James Glover built a …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Photo: New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site
Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens: Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012, 12:46 p.m.
Man rescued from Spokane River downtown
Crews rescued a man from the Spokane River in Riverfront Park today.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2011
Spokane’s new mayor takes the reins
Now all David Condon has to do is wait. After a year of researching, campaigning, debating and fundraising in what some thought was a long-shot bid to become mayor of …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2011
Drunken fight in park ends life of friend
A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park after a night of drinking told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 5:58 p.m.
Murder suspect says he doesn’t know how friend died
A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting until he saw his shoes, …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 9:25 p.m.
Murder arrest made in missing man’s death
Divers have recovered a body from the Spokane River that may be that of a 21-year-old man last seen early Saturday.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
Clock Tower originally kept trains on time
Probably the best 360-degree view of the city from the downtown area is atop the 155-foot-tall Clock Tower in Riverfront Park. And pretty much the only person who gets to …