The North Bank Regional Playground project is one of five major park elements identified in the Riverfront Park Master Plan that was funded in 2014 with a $64 million bond to redevelop the park.
During the opening weekend of the Ice Age Floods Playground, we hosted a coloring contest. We were SO impressed by the entrants, that we had to give away more than one skateboard! We definitely see potential architects, landscape architects, and interior designers in this bunch. Congratulations!
Today is the day! We can’t wait to meet you at today’s Grand Opening of the Ice Age Floods Playground in Spokane Riverfront Park. Come find the Bernardo Wills Architects table for a coloring contest pack, and to learn about the design. We are honored to share this day with the Spokane community and know this will be a wonderful gathering place for many years to come.
Ages 18 and under are invited to participate in a coloring contest of the Ice Age Floods Playground for entry into the skateboard giveaway! Return coloring sheets to the Bernardo Wills Architects booth at the playground on opening day, or drop the sheet off at our office in Downtown Spokane. The winner will be selected Friday, May 28, and notified by phone. See you there!
The countdown to the Ice Age Floods Playground has begun. Crews are working hard for the upcoming opening in only a few weeks. Here is a video sneak peek, we can’t wait for our families and fellow Spokanites to enjoy this site. What element looks the most fun to you? Share with your climbers, skaters, basketballers, and kids of all ages!
Another huge highlight of 2020 was the construction of the North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park. This update video from August shows LaRiviere and ID Sculpture crews working to bring the plans to life, including the hand-carved splash pad walls and climbing elements. Crews have wrapped up exterior site work for the year and will continue on the maintenance and operations building through the winter. The playground is scheduled for completion in early spring 2021.
Hooptown USA and Spokane Arts have partnered to fund a large-scale mural to the new basketball court at the North Bank Playground site. The mural will be completed next spring and will bring the state-of-the-art post-tension basketball court to life. The court was included in the scope of the North Bank Playground, and our landscape architecture department supervised its construction. The basketball court, skate park, playground, and climbing areas will provide a single site to be enjoyed by Spokanites of all ages and abilities.