Public meeting April 24 - Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014

Nancy Goodspeed, 509.625.6297

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.

The City of Spokane Park Board will be hosting two public comment periods regarding the Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee recommendations on new and existing Park uses.

The public comment meetings will be held on Thursday, April 17th, and Thursday, April 24th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 808 West Spokane Falls Blvd. in downtown.

Advisory Committee Chair, Ted McGregor will be making a formal presentation to the Park Board on the evening of April 17th. The Riverfront Park Master Plan Advisory Committee consists of 19 volunteers from the community that have met monthly with Park Staff and Board members since April of 2013. They concluded their work on March 20 of this year.

“I look forward to submitting our recommendations to the Park Board and hearing from the community. Riverfront Park is such a unique and integral part of Spokane, we are excited about the future potential for the Park.” McGregor says.

Advisory Committee recommendations as well as design concepts developed during the past year will be posted for public review on the Master Plan website at

The public is encouraged to attend either meeting and free parking will be available at Riverfront Park lots for participants coming to testify.

About Parks and Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation is responsible for the professional management and prudent caretaking of more than 4,100 acres of developed parks and conservation land. The Golf Division maintains and operates four championship municipal golf courses, including Indian Canyon, Downriver, Esmeralda and the Creek at Qualchan. Park Operations has responsibility for the maintenance of all park land and park facilities in the City of Spokane including Riverfront Park, Manito Park, Gaiser Conservatory, the many city-wide gardens, and Finch Arboretum. Urban Forestry staff manages 50,000 street trees and another 28,000 trees on developed park land within the City of Spokane. The Recreation/Entertainment Division offers classes, special events, athletic leagues and activities for youth, teens, adults, seniors and persons with physical and mental disabilities. It also operates Riverfront Park attractions, activities and events, and provides recreational support for community centers, senior centers, the Northeast Northeast Youth Center, Corbin Art Center and six outdoor Aquatics Centers. For more information, visit the Parks page, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.