Riverfront Park (Spokane, Washington)

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Riverfront Park
Spokane Riverfront Park 20061014.jpg
Riverfront Park in 2005
Type Urban park
Location Downtown Spokane, Washington
Area 100 acres (400,000 m2)
Created 1974
Operated by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department
Status Open year round (daily 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
Public transit access Spokane Transit Authority
Website https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontpark/
Riverfront Park with the '74 Pavilion and Great Northern Railroad Depot Clocktower shown.
Upper Spokane Falls and Canada Island.

Riverfront Park is a public park in downtown Spokane, Washington. The 100 acre park is located along the Spokane River containing the upper Spokane Falls and just upstream from the lower falls. It was created for Expo '74, a World's Fair event. The defining feature of the park is the Pavilion, which is marked by a 145-foot-tall (44 m) metal frame and wire shell that formed the US Pavilion tent during Expo '74. The park is well known for the Riverfront Park Carousel, as well as an IMAX theatre, clock tower, skyride over the falls, a small amusement park for kids, a skating rink during the winter months (home to the Gonzaga Bulldogs special hockey team), and the Spokane River Centennial Trail which passes through it.

Festivals and Events[edit]

Riverfront Park plays host to numerous events including the following:


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Coordinates: 47°39′43.60″N 117°25′6.92″W / 47.6621111°N 117.4185889°W / 47.6621111; -117.4185889