Spokane River Water Trail just keeps getting better!

Monday, August 3, 2020

This eNews highlights exciting new Spokane River Water Trail developments.

Since founding the Spokane River Water Trail in 2010, the Forum has worked with partners to develop and restore river access at 14 locations. The results are dramatic.  Annually, thousands of people enjoy this iconic resource that flows through and binds our communities.

As impressive, public, private, and non-profit partners keep stepping up to make the water trail even better! The recreation and environmental benefits are a legacy to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Here is an update regarding River Trail in the UD:


Upriver Park, City of Spokane and Avista  

In June, the City of Spokane approved a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for Avista to build Upriver Park. A three-acre area, the project includes vacating part of Upriver Drive north of Mission Avenue. Set for construction in 2021, the park will provide river access for paddlers and realignment of the Centennial Trail adjacent to the river. Once the new Trent Street Bridge is completed, Upriver Park to the Convention Center will provide a unique and highly popular flat-water play area for paddlers.