Manito Park was originally designed by the Ohmstead Brothers, the same folks who designed Central Park in New York City. It has a certain classic elegance which is rarely found in City Parks.
This park has been beloved by generations of Spokane people. It is one of the most romantic places in the City. A lovely place to take a romantic walk, have a family picnic, or even spend some quiet time with a good book.
Old Timers remember that Spokane is the "Lilac City". There is a section of the park devoted to different varities of Liliacs. For two to three week severy spring, this section of the Park is absolutely glorious.Adjacent to the main Rose Garden is a collection of heritage roses which are especially amazing. .
Several times a year the "Friends of Manito" hold a Plant Sale to help rais emoney to
support projec s around the park. Outdoor concerts are offered during the summer.
During the summer months there is a little restaurant and coffee stand which is located in a period building in the center of the park. This is a ovely place to have a quiet cup of coffee with someone special to you.