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, reservation requests must be made at least (3) three weeks prior to the event date. Reservation and payment is due two (2) weeks prior to the event date. Events are not confirmed until a booking agreement has been signed and payment has been received.

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

Birthday Party Guidelines:

  1. Party times:
    1. Numerica Skate Ribbon – Hours Info.
    2. Looff Carrousel – Hours Info.
    3. North Bank Shelter – Inquire about available times.
  2. All birthday parties are 2.5 hours long (includes load in and load out). Additional hours may be added for $50/hour.
  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.

Step 1. Choose a Venue

  1. Looff Carrousel – Inside the historic Looff Carrousel, treat your guests to unlimited Carrousel rides.
  2. Numerica Skate Ribbon – Skate around a 650' long pathway or in the 3500 sq. pond. Spring, Summer, and Fall months you can roller skate (blades not available) and during the Winter months (December – February) ice skating is available.
  3. 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 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 request form. To book your carrousel birthday party, fill out our birthday party request form.
  3. Numerica Skate Ribbon parties have a 2-hour rental window with 15 minutes before and after your party for setup and cleanup. To book your skating birthday party, fill out our birthday party request form.
  4. 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 & Numerica Skate Ribbon

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 provide food and beverage services for your child's birthday party. View their catering menu. If your party is at the Looff Carrousel or Numerica Skate Ribbon, all food and beverage items (besides a dessert item) must be ordered through them.

Packages

Numerica Skate Ribbon

April - October: Roller skating (blades not available)
December – February: Ice Skating

1 – 24 Guests / $250
  • Private party room for guests
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Wristbands for skate rental and admission
  • Cakes, cupcakes, and doughnuts are the only food items allowed. All other food and drink items must be catered through our on-site catering team.

Looff Carrousel Packages

1-24 Guests / $225
  • Private party room for guests
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Plates, napkins, cups, silverware
  • Wristbands for unlimited carrousel rides
25-48 Guests / $325 (available only at the Looff Carrousel)
  • Private party room for guests
  • Complimentary ice and water
  • Birthday button for birthday guest
  • Plates, napkins, cups, silverware
  • 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

Reservation requests must be made at least three (3) weeks prior to the event date. Payment is due upon reservation or 60 days prior to the event date. Events are not confirmed until a booking agreement has been signed and payment has been received.

CANCELLATION POLICY
A refund of venue rental fees shall be made only if written notice of cancellation is received by Riverfront Park a minimum of (60) days prior to the date of the event. Events booked within 60 days are not eligible for refunds.

Questions? Please contact rfpinfo@spokanecity.org.

Birthday Party FAQ

Do I need to purchase wristbands for my guests to ride the Carrousel or skate at the Numerica Skate Ribbon?

No. Each birthday party packages comes with wristbands to accommodate all guests at your party.

Is skate rental included in the Skate Ribbon birthday party package?

Yes.

What are the party room capacities?
  • Looff Carrousel – 24 per room, 72 if using all three rooms
  • Looff Patio – 51
  • Numerica Skate Ribbon - 16
  • 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.

Am I allowed to bring in my own food and beverage?
  • For birthday parties at the Looff Carrousel and Numerica Skate Ribbon, water and cups will be served, and you are allowed to bring in your own dessert item (cake, cupcakes, doughnuts etc.) for your guests. All other food and beverage items must be ordered from our onsite catering service, Lancer Hospitality. View Lancer Hospitality's birthday catering menu.
  • If you birthday is at the North Bank Shelter, you are allowed to bring in your own food and beverage items. Gas grills and heating appliances are strictly prohibited from the park.
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.