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Riverfront Park: A Journey through the Decades

Josh Morrisey, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Outreach Coordinator

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.

History buff’s delight:  In preparation for the redevelopment of Riverfront Park, the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department worked with archeologist Ashley Morton from the Fort Walla Walla Museum to get an in-depth look into the history of the area. The result was a 213 page report thoroughly detailing the rich and diverse story of the site where Riverfront Park now sits.

Understanding that 213 pages isn’t exactly easy reading, the Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office created a website where visitors can easily navigate a decade-by-decade timeline with facts, figures and plenty of pictures. Non-Spokanites and lifelong residents alike are sure to discover something new in this informative and interactive website, Riverfront Park: A Journey through the Decades.

  • Spokane Falls Winter 1981
  • Spokane Railroad Years 1950-1960


  • Archeology
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • My Spokane
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Riverfront Park

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