Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is the crown jewel of Spokane, covering 100 acres of land and water right in the heart of downtown. It has a long and storied history dating back to the
1800’s when pioneers first settled here and founded the city of Spokane.
Havermale Island, the present site of the park, was originally a rail yard,
which fueled the city’s growth into a bustling industry town. In 1974 the
World’s Fair came to Spokane. In preparation for the exposition, the river was
cleaned up, the rail yards removed, and the Northern Railroad Depot was
demolished. All that remains of the 1902 depot is the majestic Clocktower,
whose beloved and familiar figure can be seen for miles. The World’s Fair is
really what began the transformation of the park from a railroad depot to the
center of the Spokane community it is today. The park has numerous attractions
and events all year long. One family favorite it the historic 1909 Looff
Carrousel, but the park boasts many other attractions such as the Skyride
gondola, amusement rides, ice palace, tour train, Enchanted Forest Mini Golf,
pony rides, concert stage, sculpture walk, Centennial Trail, viewing bridges
over the Spokane falls, IMAX theatre, giant red wagon slide, and even a garbage
eating goat statue. Additionally, the park is home to many community events
throughout the year including free concerts, and events like “Pig out in the
Park”, among others. Needless to say, if you ever need something to do in
Spokane, Riverfront Park is the place to go. It has definitely earned its place
in the hearts of Spokane residents and the city herself. For upcoming events
and additional information visit spokaneriverfrontpark.com.

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