Manito Park


Spokane Washington

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Manito Park is located on Spokane’s south hill and its five gardens, conservatory and duck pond are toured by over 150,000 visitors annually.

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Manito Park was originally named, “Montrose Park” and to this day 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, greenhouse overflows, perfumes of roses and lilacs, living creatures such as swans, geese and ducks and so much more.

The 90 acres worth of manicured lawns, flowers, topiary shrubs, greenhouse conservatory and playgrounds all overflow the perfumes of roses and lilacs in Spring.

You can also see a variety of ducks, geese and other fowl at the Manito Park Duck Pond.

Manito Park is located in the Spokane South Hill neighborhood and its five gardens, conservatory and duck 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. is a free community service site intended to better the Manio community is Spokane Washington by promoting tourism and visitation of the park.

Tell others about your visit to Manito Park when you submit a Park Report. Tell everyone what is in bloom and your favorite attraction at Manito. We would love to hear from you and your adventures in one of the Inland Northwest's finest parks. 

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