Riverfront Park Kicks Off Construction with a Party in the Park July 8

Fianna Dickson 509.625.6297

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:53 a.m.

Riverfront Park is having a construction kickoff to celebrate groundbreaking for redevelopment on Friday, July 8 from 3-8 p.m.

This is not your typical groundbreaking ceremony: it’s a construction kickoff celebration for the whole community. After the classic golden shovel ceremony, attendees will enjoy a 30-ton sandbox, life-sized sidewalk games, a field of ping pong tables painted by local artists and a giant interactive paint-by-numbers of the park. This free event includes live music, a beer garden sponsored by No-Li and delicacies from the best of Spokane’s food trucks. Brainfreeze creamery will be dishing out $1 scoops for the first 300 customers and Mobius Children’s Museum and Science Center will be on hand with fun activities for the whole family.

Guests are invited to get an in-depth look at the full scope of the redevelopment while standing in the footprint of the new Recreational Rink Ice Ribbon and Skyride Facility. This is the first major facelift the park has seen since it was transformed from a railyard in preparation for the Expo ’74 World’s Fair.

When: Friday, July 8 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Where: Gondola Meadow of Riverfront Park, near the Bloomsday metal runners on Spokane Falls Blvd. and Post Street

More: Party in the Park details on Facebook. Redevelopment details at www.RiverfrontParkNow.com

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Wheatland Bank, No-Li, Mobius, Treatment, Encore Events and Spokane Arts.