We have visited several of Spokane’s wonderful parks, but Manito Park is The Crown Jewel of Spokane City Parks. It is so picturesque!
Manito (MAN-it-toh) is a Native American word meaning “a supernatural force that pervades nature.”
Manito Park was established in 1904, covering 95 acres surrounded by residential neighborhoods. It is one of the few parks in the United States with such a diverse horticultural display that changes with each season as seen in the following photos.
Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Garden was established in 1974 and was ranked 16th among more than 300 public Japanese gardens by The Journal of Japanese Gardens.
Rose Hill is an old-fashioned rose garden featuring 150 varieties of roses.
Duncan Gardens is a formal European style garden covering 3 acres with a central water feature and symmetrical planting beds displaying colorful annuals.
Gaiser Conservatory was originally built in 1912.
Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden is an informal garden of over 300 flowering plants, small trees and grasses providing a constantly changing colorful display throughout the seasons.
There is also a Lilac Garden, softball diamond, playground and splash pad, picnic shelter, Park Bench Cafe and many walking trails.
We’re busy getting ready to travel. Meet with you again soon.