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.
As the City of Spokane's first all-inclusive playground, the Providence Playscape is designed to be physically and socially inclusive. The playground helps meet child development milestones, and offers activities that support physical, cognitive, social, and sensory needs.
The Providence Playscape is made possible through a generous community benefit grant from Providence Health Care. More than $1 million dollar community benefit grant over five years from Providence Health Care, through the Spokane Parks Foundation's Campaign for Riverfront.
Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration donated the playground design. Community focus groups made up of parents, children, and health professionals specializing in adaptive and sensory play provided input at multiple stages during development. Their expertise helped ensure the playground meets the diverse needs of our community.
The goal of Providence Playscape is to create a play environment that promotes social and physical inclusivity, allowing participants to interact and play more independently and equally with their siblings, buddies, caregivers and family members.
Providing for all children
Provide varying levels of physical and social play
Provide a Comfortable, Safe Play Environment
Size: 11,600 square feet
Number of play elements: More than 20 different types of inclusive play pieces
Surfacing: Colorful, resilient rubber surfacing creates ease of movement for wheels and walkers
Restrooms: A temporary ADA restroom and handwashing station is in place.
*A permanent structure will have two family restrooms that are wheel chair accessible, with adult-sized changing tables and a drinking fountain. It is delayed due to COVID-19 manufacturing impacts and will be installed soon.
Seating: Benches and seating areas, several with receptacles for charging motorized chairs
Parking: An adjacent parking lot will have eight ADA parking stalls; currently three are available while the majority of the lot is closed for construction of the Post St. Bridge. Street parking is available along Post.
The Providence Playscape is open year-round, 6AM-Dusk.
The Providence Playscape is located along the Howard Street Promenade just north of the orange bridge. View map.