Reimagining Riverfront Spokane | Berger Partnership

Riverfront Park is a model for how to breathe new life into treasured but aging civic icons while honoring generations of cherished memories and crafting a forward-looking public space.

In the heart of downtown Spokane, thundering waterfalls mark where Spokane Valley meets the eroded great gorge of the Spokane River. The site is a sacred gathering space and historic fishing grounds of the Spokane Tribe. It became the city’s birthplace as settlement was drawn to the power of the falls and was later exploited for industry. A forward-looking vision reclaimed the site for the 1974 World’s Fair (Expo ’74), the first environmentally themed World’s Fair. After the World’s

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