One of the things we love about Spokane is our city’s rich history. From restaurants, to architecture, to parks, Spokane has tons of iconic locations you’ll want to experience for yourself. This week we wanted to share with you some of the iconic parks in the Spokane area.
Looking for something to do outdoors this weekend? Visit one of these iconic parks. You wont be dissapointed.
If you think about parks in Spokane, Riverfront Park is probably one of the first that comes to mind. A true Spokane icon, Riverfront park has something for all ages to enjoy in all seasons. In the summer and fall, you can enjoy walking parts of the Centennial Trail through the park, enjoy views of the falls from the suspension bridges on Canada Island, or take a ride on the historic Loof Carousel. In the winter, the Ice Ribbon draws crowds of children and adults alike for ice skating.
Riverfront Park is also a primary location for community events throughout the year including Bloomsday, Hoopfest, Pig Out in the Park and much more. The park was originally developed for the 1974 Worlds Fair Expo. Currently the park is undergoing a face-lift that includes the addition of the Ice Ribbon, the Loof Carousel remodel, and many other upgrades.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable date or something to do with the family on Saturday, Riverfront Park won’t disappoint.
Manito Park is also one of the most iconic parks in Spokane. The unique draw of Manito Park comes from the manicured gardens throughout. People from around the world enjoy exploring the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, Duncan Gardens, Lilac Gardens and the main park. You can explore tons of walking trails with friends or take the kids to the playground for an afternoon. In the fall, the park grounds keepers leave behind huge piles of leaves that can be great fun for kids to jump and play in.
John A. Finch Arboretum park is a 65 acre botanical and tree garden in Southwest Spokane. A vibrant stunning site in the fall, Finch Arboretum is home to more than 2000 unique trees and plants. As you walk the trails through the park, you can read the labels for each type of tree and learn about the diverse botany in the park. A small garden creek runs through the park and offers a peaceful haven for visitors.
If you live in Spokane and haven’t visited Finch Arboretum, you definitely need to put it on the list.
Riverside State Park
More of a hiking spot than a park, Riverside State Park is another iconic location in Spokane. This park is home to the Bowl and Pitcher along with miles of hiking trails along the Spokane River. Explore the river bank with the family, take a ride on the numerous mountain biking trails, or saddle up for a trail ride. Whatever your speed, there’s an adventure for you at Riverside State Park.
Other Iconic Parks in Spokane
There are several other iconic neighborhood parks in Spokane that are much smaller. Corbin Park and Audobon Park feature playgrounds and plenty of green space for walking. Both parks are situated in neighborhoods with beautiful Victorian era homes and easy access to restaurants and cafes.
What’s your favorite Spokane Park? Where do you like to hang out with your family?