Parks & Gardens
Spokane's parks and gardens are the perfect place for you and your family to unwind. So grab a blanket and find the perfect picnic spot in one of Spokane’s many parks and gardens.
Manito Park sprawls across 90-acres and includes six gardens each featuring a brilliant variety. Take a stroll through the symmetrical Duncan Garden, or enjoy the hydrangeas and hibiscus in the Perennial Garden. You'll especially want to check out the Gaiser Conservatory greenhouse, home to a wild dichotomy of desert and tropical plants. Find serenity in the flowing willows and vibrant azaleas in the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden - a garden that honors Nishinomiya, Japan, Spokane’s sister city.
Riverfront Park is virtually unavoidable when in Spokane, and for good reason! The park was designed for Expo ‘74 and encompasses several points of interest. You won’t miss the 155-foot Great Northern Clocktower and a short walk across a suspension bridge will place you on the beautiful island called snxw meneɂ in the indigenous Salish language. No trip to Riverfront Park would be complete without seeing Upper Falls from along the Centennial Trail.
John A. Finch Arboretum
Wander through the trees at John A. Finch Arboretum. This park will guide you through an impressive collection of conifer and maple trees as well as colorful rhododendrons. This park is especially stunning in the fall as the leaves change to their vibrant red, orange, and yellow colors.
Liberty Pavillion Park & Mirabeau Point Park
Or, depending on the season, you might catch a summer concert, an evening movie, or a day-long picnic in the expansive Liberty Pavillion Park. Another great option for outdoor enthusiasts is to spend an afternoon at the falls at Mirabeau Point Park or jog the trails of Mirabeau Meadows.