Huntington Park opens at heart of Spokane River

Huntington Park opens at heart of Spokane River

Credit: Avista Utilities

Huntington Park opens at heart of Spokane River

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 11:58 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- City and Avista leaders were on hand for the dedication of the new City Plaza and Huntington Park Friday morning.

Avista worked to complete the project this year for its 125th anniversary and in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the World’s Fair in Spokane.

"I am happy to accept this amazing gift from the Avista family," Mayor David Condon said Friday as the park officially opened to the public.

WATCH: Take a tour with KREM 2 through the new City Plaza and Huntington Park

Avista leaders built the new City Plaza just north of City Hall as a gift to Spokane and its citizens. Each level of the plaza lures visitors to continue their descent toward the Spokane River and the redeveloped Huntington Park.

Avista revamped the space to give visitors to the park a close-up look at the river. The park is located on the south bank, in the shadow of the original Washington Water Power substation and within the spray zone of the Lower Falls.

City Hall Plaza was also designed to connect Huntington Park with Riverfont Park.

Huntington Park is named after David L. Huntington, Washington Water Power's 3rd president, from 1910 to 1927.

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