(Image from Spokanecity.org Riverfront Park Page)
Somehow over our years of blogging about places in the Inland Northwest, we’ve never covered Spokane’s Riverfront Park. This is an aggreges oversight considering we’re a boat rental company and we love all things water! So, we’re going to remedy that right now.
Let me introduce you to Spokane’s Riverfront Park!
Just like Coeur d’Alene and other areas in Idaho, Spokane Washington has some fantastic water features to explore. Riverfront Park might be one of the best known. This iconic location follows a portion of the Spokane River and gives you a great view of the Spokane Falls in the heart of Downtown Spokane. (507 N. Howard Street).
It also serves as a great place for walking, biking, or picnicking and has an indoor carrousel as well for those of you who have youngers kids.
And on top of that, the City of Spokane schedules an assortment of events at the park. To name a few upcoming ones:
Story Time at the Carrousel: This happens at the Looff Carrousel party room at 11:00 a.m. every third Friday of the month. It’s a literacy activity designed to spark and engage young imagination with stories, songs, and preschool activities. Plus, they offer $1 carrousel rides to those who attend.
Spo-Candy Crawl: This event runs from October 28-October 31 from 11a.m. to 6p.m. There will be a Spo-Candy Worksheet (found here) or at the River Park Square and kids are encouraged to find each of the ten scenes using riddles from the worksheet. Once they’ve done that, they can turn in their sheet at the Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park and receive a treat-bag full of goodies!
Riverfront Market: This market is a place where people can enjoy local live performances, quality goods, food, and services from local artisans. The winter dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21, from 3-7pm each day.
Check out more details about these events and more at Spokanecity.org and enjoy the beautiful, majestic view of the Spokane River.
*Please note that parts of the park are currently under construction. Check the website to find current areas that are closed.