If you follow my travels, one thing that you will find consistent, is my love of parks. No matter what town I’m in, I find a different one to work out in daily and find great satisfaction finding those parks that are one step above the norm. I was stopping in Spokane WA one morning, when I found what might be my new favorite city park at Riverfront Park.
Riverfront Park has quite an interesting history. Traditionally used by the American Indian tribes that inhabited the area, the river was the center of both english settlement and trading in the area, providing a welcome reprieve from the plains to the east. The city of Spokane grew with the river being its hub, although throughout the 1900’s the industrial nature of the area began to decline and renovation was needed. In 1974 that renovation came in the form of the World’s Fair, which brought investors and settlers from all over revitalizing the area. At the culmination of the fair, Riverfront Park was opened and ever since, it has been growing and providing a place for the community to come together.
When I visited, the sky was blue, and the grass was green as the sound of children’s laughter filled the air. At every turn, a new adventure opened up, ready to be explored and conquered. I won’t even try to talk about all the amazing things, there are so many, ranging from trash eating goats to rides in the sky across the river. My favorite section though, is a replica of giant red wagon, just like the one I used to play with when I was young. It has been turned into a jungle gym, complete with a slide purposed out of the handle. I sat there taking picture after picture of kid screaming with joy as they climbed all over it. Oh to feel like that again. It seems like smiles that big get lost as we become adults. But as I put my camera away, and climbed up top, only to speed down a second later, I once again knew how it felt to be a kid.
Closest Supercharger Spokane WA 9.5 mi
10506 W Aero Rd
Spokane WA 99224
507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201