Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, Spokane: Hours, Address, Riverfront Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Riverfront Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
With one of the best urban falls in the nation, Riverfront Park's ideal downtown location that is surrounded by the Spokane River offers a variety of activities from biking the Centennial trail, walking paths, attractions such as a 1909 Looff Carrousel and Gift Shop, SkyRide Over the Falls, IMAX Theatre, Tour Train, Amusement Rides and an outdoor covered ice rink make this park a destination. The Red Wagon and Rotary Interactive Fountain provide hours of fun. With plenty of easy parking, the region's best events are also hosted on this 100 acre green space including Hoopfest (World's Largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament), Bloomsday Road Race, 4th of July Celebration, Pig Out in the Park Food and Music Festival and many more. The Spokane Convention Center, Spokane Arena, RiverPark Square, many downtown eateries and hotels border the park making this a great place to visit. The Sculpture Walk also highlights the best art in Spokane.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA755 contributions
Dec 2021
Riverfront is fine as far as green spaces go in cities, but it's honestly not that great. Some of the attractions contained within the park include a trash goat that will suck trash out of your hand, a giant red wagon you can slide down, a carousel, a small ice skating rink, a strange and short cable ride, and a playground. None of these elements are really a must see. The adjacent waterfall is a perk, but even that is quasi manmade and not really that noteworthy. If you're in the area, it can't hurt to check it out, but I wouldn't go out of my way for this one. More of a local amenity than a tourist site.
Written December 13, 2021
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Tarra
Freeport, FL335 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful place to walk around and see the park. I love seeing all this markers about interesting things to see. What a great place to visit.
Written November 30, 2021
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Jennifer S
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Beautiful Spot, year round activities and recreation nearby. It's well
Lit and many restaurant choices nearby within walking distance
Written October 2, 2021
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froglag
Spokane, WA1,291 contributions
Aug 2021
What a gem in downtown Spokane. We visited Ice Age playground area in the park with our Grandson and we had to drag him away when it was time to leave. He sure ran, explored, and played in the water pad until he was exhausted This was one of the new places in the park and was being enjoyed by lots of kids and adults sitting and relaxing too. .
Written September 23, 2021
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,300 contributions
Jul 2021
There are not a lot of interesting things to do in Spokane but this is one of the most central and highly rated ones, so we got an Airbnb nearby and went to the park on two different days.

A lot of the main attractions for small kids are fairly close together on the south end. We saw the trash goat (quick 30 seconds of entertainment) and rode the giant Radio Flyer slide. We rode the Looff Carrousel once. It's nice but nothing crazy! We played in the Rotary Fountain for a whole minute before we went back to the Ice Age Floods Splash Pad (a little bit of a walk but not horrible). Our kids really enjoyed the splash pad so we spent the most time there.

Walking around, there are plenty of fun birds, geese and ducks to watch.

I don't know if they're normally there but we saw two different shaved ice trucks in the park.

We didn't need it but it was cool to see bike repair stations here and there within the park. There were a lot of people riding bikes so I imagine those come in handy here and there.

We experienced a couple cons while we were there. The first is simply that this park is virtually all cement. There's no good place for kids to run around in the grass. I don't associate the word 'park' with some place that doesn't have that. It reminds me of the lyrics 'paved paradise and put up a parking lot.' The second con was that the Rotary Fountain is intense. It's a great feature but kids were mostly skirting it and getting sprayed on, versus actually running under it, because it looked like it could take people out. The last con was just simply that the gondola was not running while we were there but I'm sure it will be up again at some point. We never felt unsafe in the park but there were a handful of homeless people, mainly by the water, we saw.
Written August 29, 2021
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Ed W
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Stayed in lodging with river view. We walk the Riverfront to the park, to downtown,to university, both sides, to the little falls near the gondola. What a nice city development. Enjoyable
Written July 30, 2021
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Aslan's Traveler
Burnsville, MN504 contributions
May 2021
When we visited this park was under construction, but it was still beautiful to see the falls in downtown, and this will be a stellar location once the park work is completed. It's worth a quick (hour plus) stop if you're passing through, or would be a great place to spend and afternoon if staying in town or living nearby.
Written July 14, 2021
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radx4
Ellicott City, MD2,243 contributions
Jun 2021
Downtown Spokane is very pretty and clean. There's a nice park all along the riverfront area in the middle of the city. The park is quite large with many attractions and areas to explore. There are plenty of trails for walking or running, and the grassy areas are well-maintained. There are nice views of the Spokane River, and there are cool looking waterfalls that you can check out from the park and surrounding areas.

The site was host to the World Expo in 1974. Unlike other Expo sites, the Spokane park is very well maintained, and the United States Pavilion at actually still remains standing and is in active use.

If you were visiting Spokane, I highly recommend checking out the Riverfront Park. It has a lot of cool places to see or just to hang out.
Written July 11, 2021
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Theresa A
Spokane, WA619 contributions
Jul 2021
Take your time exploring the old world's fair grounds as the city is always improving it's parks, especially Riverfront. Come dine, skate, bike, take a gondola ride over the falls, ride the Roof Carousel, run through the Rotary fountain, and shopping is just around the corner! Riverfront offers something for everyone. It's clean, safe and Spokane's GEM!
Written July 9, 2021
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Natalie J
Overton, NV88 contributions
Jun 2021
This was really a fun walk. Rode the gondola and that was enjoyable (but short). The Park had plenty to see for all ages. Parking is hard to find, but the park itself was free. Parking was not.
Written July 5, 2021
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