Top Three Riverfront Park Renovation Design Team Finalists Announced

Multi-disciplinary teams include local and national professionals

Monique Cotton, Director of Communications and Marketing, Spokane Parks & Recreation, 509.435.1866,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:55 p.m.

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Division is announcing the top three finalists for “Design of Public Spaces and Park Grounds” for Riverfront Park.  The three multi-disciplinary teams, comprised of architects, engineers and designers, are led by Walker Macy of Portland, Oregon; The Berger Partnership of Seattle, Washington; and the Hargreaves Associates of San Francisco, California. Thirteen Spokane firms are working within these teams to establish proposed designs for the overall look and feel of the park.

The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Division is pleased to announce the three design team finalists for the “Design of Public Spaces and Park Grounds” for Riverfront Park. Each team brings a multi-disciplinary group of local and national experts together to establish the overall look and feel of the park.

The teams are led by:

  • Walker Macy of Portland, Oregon; 
  • The Berger Partnership, Seattle, Washington;
  • and Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, California.

Thirteen local Spokane firms working within the teams include:

  • CH2M – Spokane Office
  • Adams & Clark
  • Epic Land Solutions
  • GeoEngineers
  • L&S Engineering
  • MW Consulting Engineers/Escent Lighting
  • Land Expressions
  • Roen Associates
  • AHBL -  Spokane Office
  • Coffman Engineers
  • Art +Environment LLC
  • MT-LA (Mike Terrell)
  • Hill International

“One of our goals during the design submission process was to ensure collaboration between local and national firms as they developed teams to design the best proposals possible. The selection committee was very impressed with the quality of each firm’s submission and the depth of their proposals,” said Parks Director Leroy Eadie.

The process of selecting the winning team, which will be approved by the Spokane Park Board, will include significant public engagement. On the evening of June 3rd, at 6:00 pm, at Spokane City Hall (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.) there will be public presentations and an open house showcasing each team’s design and engineering work. On June 4th, interviews with each of the respective teams will be held by a Park Board-appointed Design Steering Committee.

“The public presentations on June 3rd are an opportunity for the public to evaluate the creativity of each firm and participate in the process of designing their park,” said Park Board President, Chris Wright.

The $64-million Riverfront Park Bond was overwhelmingly approved by voters (68.5%) in November of 2014. The vote culminated a two-year effort with citizens to develop the 2014 Riverfront Park Master Plan. For additional information, visit