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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas from Expo ’74; there, pieces of the old tarp from the U.S. Pavilion; elsewhere, the former motor drive from the Looff Carrousel.

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given a swift history lesson.

Restored Looff Carrousel will re-open May 12, city says

The 109-year-old attraction will return to Riverfront Park in a brand new building at a ceremony following the Lilac Junior Parade, officials said Thursday. Rides will cost $2, and completion of the attraction marks about the one-third mark of the $64 million renovation of the downtown park.

National Carousel Association meets in Spokane again

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of a 101-year-old Looff Carrousel – for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country. Wendy Kirbey, of Albany, Ore., is attending her first convention as chairwoman of a community effort to rebuild a carousel in her hometown. Community volunteers there are building new figures for a historic carousel frame, and they hope to have the ride running in their historic downtown south of Portland four years from now.

National carousel association convening in Spokane

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of the 101-year-old Looff Carrousel - for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country.