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.

Public Spaces & Park Grounds

RFP Full Site Rendering

Imagine Riverfront as the central gathering place for the region, pulling people to the center (the Central Plaza and Pavilion) for all major events and festivals. The Public Spaces and Park Grounds develops the continuity throughout the Park while increasing potential use through well-lit, expanded walkways. The Howard Street Promenade aims to be a strong architectural and visual connection through the Park, leading visitors to the center of the Park and to the Spokane River gorge.

The Berger Partnership earned the Public Spaces and Park Grounds contract through their innovative design and community engagement. Berger also compiled and shared a detailed mapping of the Park that assists all consultants in collaboration across the five bond projects.

Promenade
Centennial Trail Illustration

North Promenade: Construction - Thru 2018

North Promenade

Central Promenade: Construction - Thru 2019

Central Promenade

East Promenade: Construction - Thru Spring 2019

East Promenade

Howard Street South Channel Bridge

The brand new Howard Street South Channel Bridge will serve as the main gateway into Riverfront Park for hundreds of thousands of pedestrian visitors each year.

The lowdown on the new Howard Street South Channel Bridge:

  • Offers pedestrians step-down features to get closer to the river
  • First phase of Howard Street Promenade
  • Gateway into Riverfront Park

Connect with Nature on a Whole New Level

Howard Bridge and Looff Carrousel Rendering

"Get-down" Assembly

Get-down Assembly

Construction Completed

Phase I: Fall 2017
Phase II: Spring 2018

The original Howard Street South Channel Bridge, which was recommended for replacement by structural engineers, has been removed. The piers, beams, and substructure for the new bridge were completed in early August 2017. In fall 2017, the placement of decorative railings, benches, and lighting will be installed and the majority of the bridge will be complete.

Phase II involves the final overlay of decorative pavers. To create a consistent look with the Howard Street Bridge and save funds by ordering in bulk, the construction company working on the Looff Carrousel site (Walker) will integrate the same decorative paving at the Looff and Rotary Fountain sites.


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