Notice: Construction is ongoing in Riverfront Park and may impact some bicycle and pedestrian routes. Before you visit, please see the latest construction map for the best routes around redevelopment zones. Some attractions are currently unavailable due to redevelopment.

Art in Riverfront Park

Update: September 5, 2018

After the Park Board and Joint Art Committee approved the concept for Stepwell in April, we received community feedback expressing a desire for increased interaction opportunities for people of all modalities.

Access to and with art is very important to Parks and Recreation. The artist Meejin Yoon – who is also an architect – provided thoughtful solutions for enhanced interaction. They created an arch that takes people through the sculpture to experience the artwork, interact, and gather. See more design images and details on the PDF below.

At the September 13 meeting, the Park Board will review and comment on the design progression. The artwork will then be sent out for construction bidding.

Accessible Arch

Update: April 13, 2018

The Park Board approved the recommendation of the Joint Arts Committee for Meejin Yoon's proposed signature art piece “Stepwell”, and art plan which highlights both current and future placements of art and ways in which they should be marked. The budget for the art plan and signature piece are all below budget of 1% of the total bond allocation.

There are a few placement options on Havermale Island being considered for Stepwell, and a final placement recommendation will be offered by the Joint Art Committee to the Park Board at a later date. Construction of the piece will vary based on exact placement, but will be completed by early 2020 in alignment with the bond.

Update: March 28, 2018

The Joint Art Committee is recommending Meejin Yoon's "Stepwell" for the signature art piece for the park. The recommendation will go before the Park Board for consideration on April 12. Share your thoughts by emailing the Park Board at spokaneparks@spokanecity.org.

Inspired by environmental themes of Expo '74, this interactive piece measures approximately 28' x 18'. (For comparison, it's larger than the Red Wagon in the park.) If approved, it will be composed of steel and wood, and sited on Havermale Island.

Preliminary Concept Drawings of Stepwell

Stepwell Preliminary Concept 1
Stepwell Preliminary Concept 2

Read the Spokane Arts newsletter to learn more about this piece, future art, and Meejin's community approach.

Riverfront Park Art Plan Open House on October 26, 2017

City of Spokane Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts hosted a Riverfront Park Art Plan Open House on October 26. View the four proposed signature art pieces and the open house video.

Related Items


Join our mailing list

Enter your email address below to receive redevelopment news and updates.

A valid email address is required.