AAA Editor Notes
Riverfront Park is off I-90 at 507 N. Howard St. The centerpiece of this 100-acre park is the Spokane River, which forms a series of cataracts before plunging over the main drop of Spokane Falls. Prior to 1974, industrial activities and rail yards dominated the site, which was cleared and redeveloped for Expo '74. The park offers a mix of green spaces and attractions built for and after the world's fair.
Numerica SkyRide affords scenic views of the falls and park. A network of walkways links all sections of the park. Pedestrian bridges lead to Havermale Island, featuring the former U.S. Pavilion and a Clock Tower, part of the former 1902 Great Northern Depot. Other attractions are an interactive fountain, the 1909 Looff Carrousel, a giant Red Wagon play structure and an outdoor skating ribbon open to roller skates, non-motorized scooters and skateboards. Ice-skating is offered in winter. Special events take place throughout the year.
Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.