Site Preparation Begins in Riverfront Park Redevelopment

Tree Protection and Removal with 2-for-1 Replacement Policy

Fianna Dickson 509.625.6297

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:56 p.m.

As Riverfront Park redevelopment prepares to break ground with a kickoff event July 8, tree protection and removal will begin soon after on July 11.

Site preparations for construction of the new Recreational Rink Ice Ribbon & SkyRide Facility and Howard Street South Channel Bridge include tree canopy and root pruning, mulch and protection zones, and tree removals – all provided by certified arborists.

There is a 2-for-1 replacement policy; for every tree removed, two will be planted in City of Spokane parks with priority given to Riverfront Park.

The redevelopment of Riverfront Park was designed with trees at the forefront. Plans were drawn to ensure trees with the highest significance and value remained.

This initial tree work will be done in the Gondola Meadow, South Howard Street Bridge/Rotary Fountain area, the planned construction access road area near the Theme Stream, and the planned staging area near the Sister Cities Garden. The anticipated timeframe is 10 working days.

Citizens can email with questions or concerns. Redevelopment details are at