Washington July 17, 2019
The Stunning Washington River Park You’ll Want To Add To Your Outdoors Bucket List
Washington is a nature lover’s paradise, and even when you live in a large city, you’re never far away from it. Spokane’s slogan is “Near Nature, Near Perfect,” and there really couldn’t be a better way to describe the Lilac City. Their downtown park sits right on the Spokane River, and it’s an incredible place to spend a day.
Riverfront Park has been a destination for families and locals of all ages for decades.
Recently, the park and its attractions were renovated, which is still a bit of a work in progress. And it's safe to say things have never looked better.
The park still has all of its classic landmarks, and of course, a river runs through it.
This is one of the most iconic scenes in the city.
The historic Looff Carrousel dates all the way back to 1909 when it was built by Charles I. D. Looff as a gift for his daughter, Emma Vogel, and her husband Louis Vogel.
The carousel still has its original 1900 Ruth & Sohn band organ. But due to its age, a digitized recording plays while the ride is in motion.
The carousel has been charming little locals for generations and it's still as popular as ever.
A single ride is $2,50, but you can score an unlimited day pass for $5.50. Occasionally, the park will offer free rides.
Another incredible amenity is the Numerica SkyRide, a gondola that takes you to see the best views of Spokane Falls.
The SkyRide has been named one of the Top 12 Scenic Cable Rides in the World by Conde Nast. Adults can ride for $ 7.75, children for $5.75.
The promenade is still being renovated, but it looks better than ever.
The Pavilion, which will host concerts and other events, is set to officially open in the fall.
The new concrete and wide paths make this an ideal walking and biking spot.
The Spokane River Walk is a 1.9-mile path that winds right through the park.
And of course, there's no need to litter when the garbage eating goat is always hungry.
The goat was created for the 1974 Spokane World's Fair, and while he's not always this fancy, he is always ready for a meal.
There's never a bad time to visit Riverfront Park, but of course, summers are especially amazing.
It's open from dawn until midnight during the summer season, and there are often free events, live music, and more.
Address: 507 North Howard Street, Spokane, WA, 99201
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