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.

Birthday Parties & Special Events

In order to allow for a "whirly" good event, a reservation requests must be made at least two weeks before the requested event date.

We'd love to be a part of your special celebration! Book your party online today!

Birthday Party Guidelines:

  1. Party times:
    1. Looff Carrousel - Hours Here.
    2. North Bank Shelter - Inquire about available times
  2. Birthday parties for the Looff Carrousel are 2 hours long (includes load-in and load out) and 2.5 hours long (includes load-in and load out) for the North Bank Shelter.
  3. You may decorate the room but we ask that you refrain from using glitter, stickers, or substances that may cause damage. If hanging something from the wall, please use painter's tape. Balloons must remain in the party rooms at all times.
  4. All parties must adhere to Washington State COVID-19 Reopening requirements.

COVID Guidelines
The City of Spokane is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Visit our COVID response page to learn more.

Step 1. Choose a Venue

  1. Looff Carrousel – Inside the historic Looff Carrousel, treat your guests to unlimited Carrousel rides.
  2. North Bank Shelter – This open air space allows quick access to the Ice Age Floods Playground, Skate and Wheels Park, Hooptown USA Courts, parking, and exclusivity of the shelter.

Step 2. Complete the Birthday Party Request Form

  1. Packages are based on number of guests.
  2. Looff Carrousel parties parties have a 1.5 hour rental window with 15 minutes before and after your party for setup and cleanup. You may request additional time on the birthday party request form. To book your carousel or skating birthday party, fill out our birthday party request form.
  3. North Bank Shelter parties have a 2 hour rental window with 15 minutes before and after your party for setup and cleanup. You may request additional time on the birthday party form. To book your birthday party at the North Bank Shelter, fill out our birthday party request form.

Food & Beverage Options

Looff Carrousel

Our on-site catering team offers a tasty selection of snacks, meals and/or desserts to complement your party. You may bring your own birthday cake, cupcakes, or doughnuts. All paper products, utensils, and cake cutting knife will be provided. Other than the cake, cupcakes, or doughnuts, outside food and beverage is not permitted, which includes beverages, snacks and candy. Some exceptions may be made in the case of life-threatening allergies.

North Bank Shelter

You are allowed to bring in your own food or you have the option of having it catered through our on-site catering team, Lancer Hospitality, or you may use one of our food vendors on the Qualified Vendor Program. A list can be provided upon request.

Coca-Cola has exclusive pouring rights throughout the entire park and all beverages for birthday parties, private, and public events must reflect their brand; including water. Please talk to the Event Manager about purchasing options.

Lancer Hospitality Catering

Lancer Catering is Riverfront's exclusive catering partner and is pleased to provided food and beverage services for your child's birthday party. View their catering menu.

Packages

Looff Carrousel Packages

1-24 Guests / $225
  • (1) room to accommodate guests
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Plates, napkins, cups, silverware
  • (15) wristbands for unlimited carrousel rides
25-48 Guests / $325 (available only at the Looff Carrousel)
  • (2) rooms to accommodate guests
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Plates, napkins, cups, silverware
  • (30) wristbands for unlimited carrousel rides
  • BOGO rental coupon for all guests

49+ Guests

Please contact rfpinfo@spokanecity.org

North Bank Shelter Package

1-50 Guests / $250
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Event coordinator on site
  • Exclusivity of the shelter space
  • Use of existing picnic tables and benches

51+ Guests

Please contact rfpinfo@spokanecity.org

Rental Policies

Payment
Payment on balance due must be paid 2 weeks prior to the event.

Cancellations & Refunds
14 days + prior written notice = 100% refund
10-13 days + prior written notice = 75% refund
7-9 days + prior written notice = 50% refund
0-6 days = No refund

Questions? Please contact rfpinfo@spokanecity.org.

Birthday Party FAQ

Do I need to purchase wristbands for my guests to ride the Carrousel?

No. All guests will be able to ride the Carrousel for the duration of the party time. This is included in the cost of the party.

What are the party room capacities?
  • Looff Carrousel – 24 per room, 72 if using all three rooms
  • Looff Patio – 51
  • North Bank Shelter – 153
Can we bring our own decorations?

Yes, you may bring your own room decorations. Simple decorations are welcomed but please no confetti or tape/ tacks on walls. Helium balloons are allowed in the party rooms but not in the main carrousel building.

How do I check party room availability?

To check room availability, please complete/submit the birthday party reservation form. An event planner will contact you to review party details and availability.

Does the park offer food and beverage service?

Yes, Lancer Catering is Riverfront's exclusive catering partner and is pleased to provided food and beverage services for your child's birthday party. Please see their menu for food and beverage selections.


Contacts

Michelle Hannaford
Event Manager – 3rd Party Events and Group Rentals
509.625.6623
mhannaford@spokanecity.org

Jennifer Peate
Lancer Hospitality Catering
509.625.6624
jennifer.peate@lancercatering.com