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UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves millions of dollars in reserve funds for housing, street and downtown projects

About $30 million was moved from reserve accounts for specific projects planned in the final two years of Mayor David Condon’s term, which includes a city investment in the new …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane Park Board votes to revisit amusement rides in Riverfront Park

The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

The countdown is on: One month until Gleason Fest

Blind Pilot, Joseph, Deep Sea Divers, Shook Twins and Electric Son will perform Aug. 11.


Utility bills will pay for Howard Street bridge construction in Riverfront Park

The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Battle lines being drawn over idea to move Vietnam memorial from Riverfront Park

A statue of a Vietnam veteran holding a letter from home has sat in Riverfront Park for 33 years. Etched on his face is a longing look as he gazes …


Behind the sparks: How Spokane gets its Fourth of July fireworks

For spectators at this year’s July Fourth fireworks show at Riverfront Park, little more is required than to just show up. But for Dale Cyr


Playing by the rules: ‘Do’s and ‘don’t’s in Spokane’s park system

Recent rule changes outlawed camping, prohibited pot smoking and created new hours for the city’s park system. Here are some other regulations to know within the city’s neighborhood parks.


The Inland Northwest’s best parks for outside activities

Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s …


Osprey discovered nesting at the top of the U.S. Pavilion

A family of the raptors has been seen at the top of the structure’s 145 foot mast, as the city moves forward with plans to renovate the iconic building. The …


Shade, lighting options becoming clearer in new U.S. Pavilion

A team of high-level decision-makers overseeing Riverfront Park’s $64 million redesign were shown images this week of what will likely be the final recommendation on shading options within the new …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Riverfront Eats launches Tuesday

The new, weekly event brings six or seven rotating food trucks to the south bank of the Riverfront Park through August.


Dishwalla, Kid ‘n Play, BoDeans to headline Pig Out in the Park

Pig Out in the Park runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 in Riverfront Park.


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Berry Go Round entertains young riders in Riverfront Park

On Monday afternoon, when Bonnie Verduzco’s two young granddaughters climbed down from the Looff Carousel in Riverfront Park, they darted almost immediately to the next attraction, chanting, “Let’s go on …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Sportsplex plans get OK from state regulators as legal wrangling plays out with property owner

A state committee signed off last week on plans that would build the $42 million structure by the end of 2020. The city still has to figure out an ongoing …


Easing downtown Spokane building height caps could get second look from commission

The Spokane Plan Commission will consider at its June 13 meeting whether to reconsider its endorsement of a proposal that would lift building heights along Spokane Falls Boulevard near Riverfront …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Berry Go Round ride returns to Riverfront Park

The Berry Go Round amusement ride is coming out of retirement in Riverfront Park on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

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 …


Shawn Vestal: Spiering, Spokane’s wagon master, wants new park art to endure

Everyone’s got an opinion, it seems, about the new sculpture commissioned for Riverfront Park. Some think it’s a clever and creative design from an esteemed artist that will eventually become …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Woman who died after falling at Spokane’s ice ribbon fell suddenly on her back

City officials released footage Thursday showing the fatal fall of 63-year-old Lorrie Sims.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

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 …


Howard Street pedestrian bridge will open in time for Bloomsday

Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.


Riverfront Park art piece gets Park Board approval

The nearly unanimous panel voted Thursday afternoon to begin design and construction of “Step Well,” a public art piece designed by Boston-based artist and architect J. Meejin Yoon. The final …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Early review is in: ‘The ribbon skates beautifully’

As a five-season roller derby veteran, I’m giving the Riverfront Park skate ribbon my seal of approval.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Trade those blades for wheels: Skating ribbon opens for roller skaters in Riverfront Park

The ice is gone, but skaters are still welcome at Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon, which opened Monday for roller skaters, scooter enthusiasts and skateboarders.


Design of signature art for revitalized Riverfront Park set for vote

The full Spokane Park Board will vote later this month on a design and location for “Step Well,” architect and artist J. Meejin Yoon’s sculpture for Riverfront Park. The MIT …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Beavers chewing up trees at water’s edge along Riverfront Park

If you’ve walked along the Centennial Trail in the past several months, it’s likely you’ve seen efforts by humans to stem the tide of voracious beavers. They’re eating trees they …


Parks department receives permits for Riverfront Park promenade construction

The city of Spokane’s parks department was issued $3.8 million in permits to begin work remaking Riverfront Park’s central promenade.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Spokane’s pedestrian bridges deemed safe amid tragedy in Miami

Spokane’s numerous pedestrian bridges are not at risk of collapse, according to officials at the Washington state Department of Transportation and city of Spokane.


Ice ribbon closed for the winter after ammonia leak repairs

Park officials said Tuesday they’re pivoting to spring activities due to the warming temperatures. That includes reopening of the SkyRide chairlift attraction, rollerskating on the cement ribbon and the return …


City Parks Department says Ice Ribbon has been repaired

The city announced Sunday that after a series of tests and repairs, the Spokane Ice Ribbon is ready for a new sheet of ice.