Designed by the famous Olmstead Brothers, Manito Park features beautifully manicured lawns, many gardens, and a greenhouse conservatory, all set on 36 hectares (90 acres). The name means Spirit of Nature in the Algonquian language, and that's what you'll find here, with flowers, topiaries, and tall trees lining well-kept paths designed for walking and cycling. The park offers facilities for baseball, sledding, tennis, bird watching, and even Frisbee golf. Kids will be entertained in the two playgrounds and can enjoy feeding the ducks and geese in the duck pond. Until 1932, the park was a zoo, but it closed due to lack of funding during the Depression. You can still see remnants of the old zoo, such as the rock with an iron bar stuck in it, once part of the cage for bears. By using our Spokane online tour itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Manito Park and other attractions in Spokane.
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We spent the day walking in the park. It was great. The Japanese Garden is lovely. The rose gardens, formal gardens, and greenhouses are also captivating. This is definitely worth the visit.
We spent the day walking in the park. It was great. The Japanese Garden is lovely. The rose gardens, formal gardens, and greenhouses are also captivating. This is definitely worth the visit. more »
We have been coming to Spokane for many years and somehow never knew about this wonderful spot! Beautiful gardens and each section unique. The Japanese garden was our favourite. Well worth a visit...
We have been coming to Spokane for many years and somehow never knew about this wonderful spot! Beautiful gardens and each section unique. The Japanese garden was our favourite. Well worth a visit... more »
Best park in Spokane! Stunning variety of unique and well maintained gardens, lovely greenhouse, large duck pond, numerous walking paths, playgrounds, splash pad and restrooms. Beautiful anytime of the year. In the summer they have a nice outdoor cafe where you can get drinks, lunch or ice cream. In the winter the have a light show in the greenhouse and throughout the park.
What an unexpected slice of paradise! We missed the Japanese Gardens, it closes at 6pm, so I definitely have to get back here. My visit was mid July. The roses appeared to be at the end of their season but wow! There were still plenty there and I could smell them before I could see them. Thank you Spokane for a beautiful and huge park. It's so serene here. I hope the people who care for this place are adequately appreciated and thanked for what has to be a lot of maintenance work!
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