This park was once a railroad yard, but when the 1974 World’s Fair came to Spokane, Riverfront Park was created as the showcase. Although it’s currently undergoing an extensive renovation project that will see different phases through the next few years, this park is an excellent spot situated in the heart of Spokane. Parts of the park will remain open as the construction of the different phases is ongoing.
The Spokane Waterfalls (the largest urban waterfall in the United States) and Spokane River run alongside the park and there are multiple viewing points to watch the rushing falls that surround the area. A carousel, an ice skating rink (or ribbon since it isn’t a circle) will soon be constructed and then there is a playground with a giant Radio Flyer wagon slide. Even the adults will want to take a ride down this giant slide.
The park is surrounded by downtown Spokane’s many restaurants, shops and walking paths like the Centennial Trail and the Mobius Children’s Museum and Science Center, which are all only steps away from the park.
The park is closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
Several parking lots with meters dot the area and metered street parking also surrounds the park.