Manito Park & Gardens
Institution Code: MANPG
BGCI Member: No
About the Manito Park & Gardens
Manito Park was officially established in April 1904 and has evolved from an undeveloped recreational area with a few flower beds, picnic spots and a zoo to one of Spokane’s primary showplaces. Comprised of five major garden areas (the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, Duncan Garden, Rose Hill, Lilac Garden and Ferris Perennial Garden), Manito Park is nationally recognized for its diverse horticultural displays.
The Parks and Recreation Department maintains Manito Park’s 78 acres of native and cultivated landscape and 20 acres of world class botanical gardens. Other Manito Park features include: Mirror Pond, a favorite of those who enjoy watching ducks and other water fowl; the Park Bench Café, open in season for light meals; Loop Drive and Bridge, offering majestic views of the Rose Garden; Upper and Lower Playgrounds – a favorite gathering spot of children; and the large basalt rock office building constructed in 1912. Central to the Park is the Gaiser Conservatory, where beautiful flowing displays change seasonally.
Manito Park is located on Spokane’s south hill and its five main gardens, several smaller gardens, and conservatory are toured by over 150,000 visitors annually.
Manito Park was originally named, “Montrose Park” and to this day is the primary garden showplace in Spokane.
Montrose Park was changed to Manito Park in 1903 and originally played host to a zoo among other family friendly activities. Manito means, “spirit of nature”.
There are 90 acres worth of immaculate flower beds, manicured lawns, topiary shrubs, playgrounds, natural areas, living creatures such as waterfowl on Mirror Pond and so much more.
Manito Park is located in the Spokane South Hill neighborhood and its five gardens, conservatory and Mirror Pond are toured by over 150,000 visitors each year.
Manito Park also has a picturesque stone bridge, the Park Bench Café located near Manito Place historic drive and an upper and lower playground.
Manito Park & Gardens
1702 S. Grand Boulevard
Mailing: 4 W. 21st Avenue
Washington 99203 United States of America
Telephone: (509) 625-6692
Fax: (509) 625-6690
Primary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org