River Gorge Park planned in Spokane, Washington could really increase the level of interest in the Spokane River for people in the area. The proposed River Gorge Park would feature some great new attributes that could provide yet another great place for Spokane residents to enjoy the beauty of the Spokane River. Among the features expected to be included in the new proposed Spokane Gorge Park are white water kayaking, picnic areas, close water trails, and one of the biggest natural “water features” in the nation. It is a huge project, but one that could really cause people to look at this section of the Spokane River in an entirely different fashion.
The Spokane River is one of the most attractive natural beauties that the city of Spokane has to offer, and many of the main events that are held in Spokane center around the river. The Bloomsday Race crosses the river several times, the Hoopfest Basketball Tournament plays right next to it, and of course the main park in Spokane is located right on the Spokane River. Riverfront Park has pedestrian bridges that give people great views of the river, especially when it is flood season and the water has risen to a state that makes the Spokane Falls simply spectacular. Now though, this latest parks proposal could make downstream even more attractive to those visiting Spokane.
The new River Gorge Park will be located just past the Monroe Street Bridge at the east part of Spokane, and will definitely use the beauty of the Spokane skyline as a backdrop. Those taking to the river to enjoy the state-of-the-art whitewater rafting park will be able to see the Monroe Street Bridge towering in the background, and the Centennial Trail would hopefully link right to the beginning of the rafting course. With so much of the area untapped for its resources to the public, this will become another great area for the people of the surrounding area to enjoy the majesty of the Spokane River. There have been those who feel that a whitewater rafting course at that point of the river would detract from the beauty of the river, but it isn’t even in a location that can be seen from most of Spokane. The City of Spokane is putting forward a great idea with the River Gorge Park, and hopefully it turns into one of the best parks in Eastern Washington State.