Riverfront Park: Hoopfest to Fourth of July in three days

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by Breanna Roy & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 7:59 AM

SPOKANE – It’s not a change in seasons that brings the biggest transition in Riverfront Park: it’s the three days between Spokane Hoopfest and the Fourth of July.

Hoopfest may draw a bigger crowd, but Independence Day requires more work from Riverfront Park staff because they do it all themselves.

“Hoopfest has a lot of great volunteers, but Fourth of July, however, we do all of the beer garden setup, Fourth of July fencing for all fireworks,” Riverfront Park maintenance lead Hailey Watson said.

A staff of just eleven people are responsible for the entire transformation. They will work around the clock to make sure everything gets in place by July 4.

“It’s a lot of work, but we get it done,” Watson said.

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