Washington Nature October 31, 2017
The Incredibly Unique Park That’s Right Here In Washington’s Own Backyard
Washington is home to some incredible natural areas…
our state parks are proof of that. But some of our local city parks are just as impressive, especially Spokane’s Riverside Park. This one-of-a-kind attraction in Eastern Washington is currently undergoing a renovation, but it still maintains the same charm it has always had.
Riverfront Park is located at 507 N Howard St. in downtown Spokane.
The park has been a local icon for decades.
In 1974, Spokane became the smallest city to host the World's Fair. The Spokane River was cleaned up, and the park was created. President Jimmy Carter dedicated the former site as Riverfront Park in 1978.
The park has something for everyone.
The red wagon slide is perfect for children (and kids at heart).
The garbage-eating goats help keep the space clean.
The Spokane Falls Skyride shows you the area by gondola, weather permitting.
One of the park's most famous attractions is the 1909 Looff Carrousel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of America's most well preserved carousels of its kind.
The Looff Carrousel is currently closed during construction, but it will reopen eventually.
You'll also have plenty of spots to take in the views of Spokane Falls.
Riverfront Park really couldn't be in a prettier spot.
From Pig Out in the Park to the Lantern Festival, you'll find several annual celebrations here.
It's the perfect setting for a celebration.
The people of Spokane are lucky to have such an incredible park in their backyards.
Riverfront Park is one of the most beautiful spots in our state.
Make sure to check out Riverfront Park the next time you’re in Spokane. And this winter,
visiting Lake Wenatchee State Park is a must.
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