Riverfront’s Numerica SkyRide Re-Opens Friday, May 29, 2020

Revised protocols in alignment with phase 2 guidelines from the Governor

Media: Fianna Dickson, 435.1866. Riverfront: 311

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:26 p.m.

SPOKANE – The Numerica SkyRide in Riverfront will re-open Friday, May 29 as part of Safe Start Washington phase 2. Revised operating procedures will be in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor issued guidance on operations of gondolas under phase 2, and those protocols will be in place. A few modifications visitors can anticipate:

  • Only family units will board the same gondola, up to 5 people
  • We encourage the purchase of tickets online or via a QR code on site signs; in-person sales will utilize credit cards only
  • Guests are advised to follow the Spokane Regional Health District directive to wear a mask indoors and confined public settings, when within 6’ of people from outside your household
  • Distancing markers will be placed where lines form
  • Frequent sanitation of high-touch points, gondolas, and restrooms
  • Staff will wear gloves and masks; sneeze guards will be in place at cashier stations
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available

“We are excited to welcome the community back to the Numerica SkyRide with these protocols in place,” said Garrett Jones, Director of Parks & Recreation. “The roaring river falls are experiencing a beautiful spring runoff, and the SkyRide is the perfect place to view the falls.”

Numerica SkyRide

Opens Friday, May 29

Operating hours: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M., 7 days a week

Tickets: $9.75 adults, $6.75 youth (3-12), free for ages 2 and under

10% discount offered for military, seniors (55+), college students, and AAA members
Wheelchair accessible. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


We ask visitors to please avoid visiting attractions if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms; our staff will do the same. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines for slowing the spread of germs.

The SkyRibbon Café remains closed for the time.

Additional attractions at Riverfront are anticipated to open in Phase 3 with revised protocols, including the Numerica Skate Ribbon for wheel sports and the Looff Carrousel. Future park programming like Riverfront Eats, Riverfront Moves fitness series, and Monday Fun-Day are also anticipated during Phase 3 with revisions.

The park’s open space remains accessible for visitors.


About City of Spokane Parks and Recreation

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