Located in the heart of Downtown Spokane on the site of Expo '74 (the World's Fair), this urban 100 acre park offers scenic skyrides over the Spokane Falls, thrilling experiences with the IMAX Theatre, "Enchanted Forest" mini-golf and rides on the historic 1909 Looff Carrousel.
Riverfront Park has so much to do. In the summer there is the fountain and spray park to run thru and cool off. My daughter loves the carousel and trying to pull the rings. In the fall, we were loved the Sky Ride going right near the falls on the river. There are also many other activities going on though we haven't been there for those since our trips didn't coincide. But overall a lovely place with so much to do.
What an enjoyable day! The paths a nice to walk,. there are cute things tucked around each corner. Bring your camera!! Our son whom is 5 adored the sky ride,. Imax, and parks, his biggest love was the giant wagon that was actually a slide and the lettered cement blocks for climbing.
I love this park - beautiful walking paths in all seasons, feeding the ducks, outdoor concerts, ice skating, the greatest carousel and cotton candy, the infamous garbage eating goat, water fun in summer, IMAX theater, carnival rides, the clock tower, giant wagon slide, all in beautiful downtown & walking distance from everything. Don't miss it if you are in Spokane!
Make sure to stop by Riverside Park when your in Spokane.
No matter what season you come, there are always activities planned in the park. Take a ride on the vintage carousel, a stroll to the clock tower or take a ride on a rented bike. Walk across the many bridges and you will get some great pictures of the Spokane River. If you are dropping by in the winter, you can catch a movie at the IMAX theater or test your balance out in the ice arena. Check with the city as there are lots of activities through the year such as, Bloomsday, Pig Out in the Park and many cultural events. From 1 to 100 you'll enjoy all the sights, and surroundings of a day in the park.
Riverfront Park is full of many activities for young & old. It has a great grassy area to lounge or play with the kids. The river view is amazing! It's one of my favorite parks in WA. The 4th of July picnics are always the best since the fireworks are directly over your head. Don't leave Spokane without visiting this park.
I actually worked at Riverfront park as a teenager, it's where I met my husband, so I'm biased! But I love it, there is a ton for everyone in the family to enjoy! There is an IMAX theater, there is mini golf in the summer and ice skating in the winter, and tons of rides. For older kids there is an arcade, a Ferris wheel, ect. They also have great outdoor events all summer long!
There are festivals from music to pig out in the park. All summer long there are things to do. Aside of these activities the park welcomes people of all ages for rides the Imax Theatre, Ice Palace (skating), Skyride across the falls, and the big red wagon. You could easily spend days there. They offer playground equipment and walking/bike trails. This is the place to go for Halloween This weekend the Pavilion will be Haunted with straw bale maze, ghostly golf and the Imax is offering riverfront fright haunted house.
I lived in Spokane for years my children now in their late 20’s have enjoyed going to the park many times.
I hope you enjoy as much as we do.
I grew up in Spokane and visited this park over and over again as a child. Now, as an adult, it's fun to come back with my own two toddlers and show them all the fun I had as a kid. Riverfront Park is in the heart of downtown Spokane with the Spokane River flowing at one side. It has something for everyone in the family including hiking trails, picnic sites, beautiful gardens, an IMAX theater, a carousel ride and other amusement rides, gondola rides and a train that takes you on a tour around the park. My kids loved the giant red Radio Flyer Wagon in the middle of the park and thought that the Garbage Goat that actually eats and recycles garbage was absolutely hilarious.
The park is home to several annual events including Pig Out in the Park, Bloomsday, 4th of July fireworks and so much more. This is a must-see if you visit Spokane!
Riverfront is a great place to take kids for a fun experience that won't cost you a ton, unless you choose to ride the amuzement rides or go see a movie at the IMAX. There are small fees for parts of the park but most of it is free. If your kids enjoy feeding ducks and geese - bring the bread!
Riverfront park has tons of family friendly acitivites. It holds the worlds largest radio flyer, has an original carousel, ride the gondola over the river, play in the huge water feature, or head over to one of many stores along the street. Check out Pig out in the Park, fireworks for fourth of July, or any other event there through out the year too!
I spent several years of my childhood in Spokane, and have fond memories of my times at Riverfront Park. And now as an adult with a family of my own I still enjoy visiting the park's many attractions. You must try the carousel, and there are too many fun activities to list!
My children love the giant radio flyer wagon with the slide. This park is amazing. The best part of Riverfront Park is the Carousel. Another great thing about this park is the gondolas. Unless you are afraid of heights, it might not be the best idea.
Spokane used to be a coal miner town, back in the day, but has had a revival and really has been improving their downtown area for tourism. When my parents moved out here from the midwest, we went to visit them a few times and this park was really cool. We took a gondola ride over the river, which was really neat. Several sculptures are in the park that you can climb on and a giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon. It's right in the middle of the downtown area and walkabout to lots of shopping and restaurants. Parking is a breeze and super cheap if you have to pay.
This should be the 1st destination for everyone's 1st visit to Spokane. Do ride the beautifully restored Loof carousel, feed the garbage goat, slide down the Radio Flyer Red Wagon and take one of the gondola's over the Spokane river. Riverfront Park is centrally located in downtown Spokane. Shopping and restaurants are an easy walk. As well, there is a wonderful paved path that stretches along the river, about 30 miles long, all the way to Idaho. This path, called the Centennial Trail, is popular with joggers, bike riders and roller bladers.