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Monday, September 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: Riverfront Park


City seeking YMCA redevelopment proposals

The City of Spokane is asking for proposals to redevelop the former YMCA building in Riverfront Park, with potential uses as retail, office or residential space.


Science center won’t be in Riverfront Park

Organizers have pulled the plug on negotiations to develop a science center in Riverfront Park, and will look to identify a new location for the project by early next year. …


Mobius, city of Spokane part ways

Organizers have pulled the plug on a much-debated proposal to build a science center in Riverfront Park, and say they hope to find a new location for a scaled-back version …


With caveat, city takes county money for Y

Most members of the Spokane City Council on Monday spoke in favor of transforming a building on an acre surrounded by Riverfront Park into apartments and commercial space. But facing …


City Council faces deadline on $4.3 million for YMCA

The $4.3 million question facing city leaders Monday isn’t whether to buy the old downtown YMCA. They purchased the 43-year-old building months ago.


For some, holiday is best spent on ice

Ice skating at Riverfront Park on Thanksgiving has been a tradition for Jenni Danley’s family. “This or skiing,” the Spokane native said. Her 5-year-old daughter, Emma, helped choose this year. …


Annual wreath-laying holds value for vet’s generation, others

Phil White paused recently at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront Park, gesturing to the names of the fallen beginning with “W.” “Here, but for the grace of God, am …


Raze the Y, study says

A $17,000 study about the future of the former downtown YMCA has come to the same conclusion reached by the Spokane Park Board: The structure will become a strain on …


Appetite for Pig Out has grown over years

If this were a marriage, it would be the pearl anniversary. But when it comes to the 30-year love affair between Spokane and Pig Out in the Park, the appropriate …


Community comes together

It was just warm enough Saturday afternoon for kids to cool off in the giant fountain at Riverfront Park. The day-long Unity in the Community celebration, however, closed out with …


Park Board OKs new contract with Mobius

The Spokane Park Board approved a 50-year contract Thursday with a group trying to put a science center on the north edge of Riverfront Park.


Blast from the past

The Royal Fireworks Festival and Concert has been a Spokane cultural institution for 31 years. Somehow, it seems like 260.


Weekend events celebrate Looff Carrousel

Two events this weekend at Riverfront Park will celebrate the centennial of Spokane’s Looff Carrousel.


Pillar in park reveals story about heritage

No matter where you go throughout Spokane, you’re likely to come across a sculpture by Sister Paula Mary Turnbull – from a garbage-eating goat at Riverfront Park to a Sasquatch …


A first impression of Spokane can last a lifetime

Imagine for a moment that you are a newcomer to Spokane, a visitor, and you find yourself in Riverfront Park at exactly this time of year. You hear a roar, …


YMCA purchase deadline extended

The Spokane City Council has an extra month to decide if it will buy the YMCA. The Spokane Park Board put a $1 million down payment on the Y in …


Council votes for a study of Y buy

The Spokane City Council wants to study whether buying the YMCA building in Riverfront Park with Conservation Futures funds is the “highest and best use” of that money for the …


Board will revote on smoking ban

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


City parks smoking ban holds but hearing planned

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


Y funding plan gaining city support

A deal that would pay off the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department’s $4.3 million obligation to finish buying the downtown YMCA appears to have the City Council support it needs …


County to cover YMCA tab

The Spokane County Commission agreed to pay $4.3 million to ensure a condo tower won’t be built on the site of the YMCA in downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park. In a …


Carrousel whirling toward 100

She probably wouldn’t admit it, but Bette Largent is the Carrousel Lady. The artist has been restoring and maintaining all the critters on Spokane’s beloved Riverfront Park attraction since January …


Artist’s touch keeps 100-year-old Carrousel looking young

She probably wouldn’t admit it, but Bette Largent is the Carrousel Lady.


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Skaters test how they measure up

It was chilly outside Saturday, but that didn’t stop dozens of figure skaters and their families from having a little bit of fun at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. The …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories at Looff Carrousel

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Carrousel closed for maintenance

Spokane’s historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park will be closed for its annual maintenance and restoration until Feb. 27. The Carrousel will reopen for a yearlong celebration of “100 Years …


Park’s natural value not lost on residents

The man who led the effort to create Riverfront Park says it would be “unthinkable” to allow private development on the downtown YMCA property. King Cole, who was president of …