Riverfront Park in Spokane, WA is now officially Kylie’s favorite park! We have been to Spokane a couple of times previously passing thru to Montana but we never really stayed there or explored the city. Now all of us are itching to go back and see and do everything we had done, especially this park near the Spokane waterfalls.
Now we made the mistake of staying on the outskirts of Spokane, I was worried that traffic would be more along the lines of what you see in downtown Seattle. I was so surprised the traffic was sparse and also the streets were so much cleaner then what we were expecting too. Next time I am staying at a hotel more along the river, I missed out on some amazing running opportunities while we were there. I had no idea the park was 100 acres!! You can see all the offical stats of the park -> here.
The Big Red Wagon At Riverfront Park:
It may have taken some coaxing… but I got the 14 year old to go down the Big Red Wagon. Th9is was the highlight for her and what she can’t wait to take Isabella back to see the slide. You can learn more about the history and story behind the slide -> here.
The City Blocks At Riverfront Park:
Now Kylie took a ton of pictures for her own Instagram with her own phone. We saw so many kids climbing on the blocks, reading the letters off o the blocks, and having a blast. I loved the story book feeling to the park it was so much fun to see, it doesn’t seem like many places have this anymore. With how fast our kids seem to grow up I loved being able to watch Kylie act like a kid again.
The Carousel At Riverfront Park:
We didn’t really go in here to check it out the line was pretty long. I do have to say that it did look like a fun one to check out. When we walked along the river we could see several families being able to enjoy it of all ages. Next time we go back with all the kids we plan to take all go on this together, I can’t remember the last time we all went on a carrousel ride like this. See more about current hours and rates -> here. Right outside of the carousel was also a water park for kids to play at as well! It was a warmer day when we were there in august and there were quite a few kids there playing!
Clock Tower At Riverfront Park:
We loved that you were able to see the Clock Tower at several different times of the night, and our favorite was all lighted up. While we walked along the Riverfront Park trail this was in our eyesight almost the whole time. Once we got the bottom of it the height was impressive looking up at it. You can learn more about the clock -> here and how originally it was part of Havermale Island the industrial hub of Spokane before being a park!
The Falls At Riverfront Park:
These were what we originally thought was the ONLY thing to see at Riverfront Park. I loved that there are bridges to walk and with different viewpoints of the falls. Once they were light up at night it was a bonus for us spending so much time walking around the park for a couple of hours.
The Powerhouse was another amazing view at night! We had noticed the building when we go there but when the lights went up after dark it was an even better view as you can tell! We didn’t realize what the building was until we were back at the hotel that night but you can learn more about the building -> here.
The River Park Square Near Riverfront Park:
Now Kylie was super mad we waited till so late night in the night to explore. We ended up parking at River Park Square and then walking to the park. When we walked back we decided to walk more of downtown and to check out the mall. Even though it was already closed it was fun to walk thru and see the different storefronts. See all the mall listings and parking information ->here,
Have you been to the Spokane River Front Park? What was your favorite part?? Anything we missed while we were there?