Citizen group shows off purposed Riverfront Park plans

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 1:59 PM

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A group of citizens will soon present a detailed list of recommendations for improvements at Riverfront Park with the City of Spokane and the Park Board, opening up public comment on the possible plans on April 17.

The Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizens Advisory Group Chairman, Ted McGregor, said some of the possible upgrades include adding electrical outlets and WiFi to the park to make it more meeting-friendly. The committee wants to see additional facilities at Riverfront Park to draw more events on a regular basis, helping the park sustain itself.

McGregor said now is the time to reinvest in the park.

“It served us really well, but it’s showing its age,” McGregor said. “Some of the attractions that were great attractions in 1980 just aren’t the same anymore.”

The advisory group is discussing some changes to the building that houses the Looff Carrousel to better showcase it. The group is also discussing the possibility of re-covering the Pavilion like it was during the Expo, or adding some lighting to the outside.

McGregor will present the recommendations to the city, on behalf of the Citizens Advisory Committee, at a meeting on April 17. Public comment will be accepted at that meeting as well as on April 24.
 

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