For one of the most fantastic experiences in the Northwest, head over to Huntington Park, in downtown Spokane, to experience the lower Spokane Falls like never before. The park, dedicated in 2014, features cascading viewpoints starting at City Hall Plaza, a 360 degree overlook walking way, dozens of interpretive signs and many public art installations including Native American culture and hydroelectric history. The lower section of the park brings you right up to the falls. If you’re visiting in the spring or summer, be prepared for the heavy mist and lots of water.
Huntington Park is the grassy area right next to the lower falls. To get down to the park, walk through City Hall Plaza, located between the brick Washington Water Power building and Spokane City Hall. The easiest way to locate the plaza is to walk below the Spokane Skyride as it heads towards the falls. You can also access the park at the Post Street overlook, on the north side of the Washington Water Power building.
The park is open all year, but the water flow changes with the season. If you want to experience the roaring falls, March-May is best. In the winter, the flow is drastically lower, but the rocks are exposed and fantastic ice formations appear making for some great photographs.
For more information on Huntington Park, Avista Utilities’s legacy and tribal heritage tied to the land and falls visit AvistaLegacy.com.