Stories tagged: manito park
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Thousands of Spokanites flood Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory each December for the chance to take a 15-minute-or-so walk among cacti and palm trees strung with Christmas lights, glowing snowmen and …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
It was still a few degrees below freezing when runners began darting through the park on Thursday morning, hats shaped like turkeys and pumpkin pies bobbing on their heads.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
When it reopens, the once-murky pond will be deeper and include a “treatment wetland” safe for wildlife and intended to filter runoff before it reaches the pond. The construction will …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
When fall arrives, gardeners transition from outdoor gardening to indoor activities. Yet they miss the connection they had with living plants. Tending houseplants is the perfect cure to this problem …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
The seventh annual Dad’s Day Dash brought out the runners – and walkers – for a chance to bond with family and exercise at Manito Park on Sunday.
Mon., May 13, 2019
A growing number of school-age children prompted Manito residents to seek a permanent replacement of the “portable” school at 21st Avenue and Hatch Street.
Thu., April 25, 2019
In the dead of winter, when snow blankets the ground and gray days are short and cold, a small group of dedicated gardeners meet in a greenhouse at Manito Park. …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
While two days of record snowfall in Spokane meant headaches for many of Spokane’s residents, it also meant the first snow day for its littlest occupants. In fact, every school …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
The Spokane Chamber of Commerce discussed an exciting new possibility — a Spokane “airship charter” for passenger flights to Seattle, Tacoma and Portland.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
The city is considering reviewing safety measures around a stone bridge in Manito Park after a dog jumped off the side and died from injuries, according to KXLY.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Brisk temperatures and the threat of a rain shower didn’t deter about 2,000 people from heading to Manito Park Thursday morning for the Bloomsday Runners Club’s annual Turkey Trot.
Fri., July 13, 2018
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve celebrates its 28th year Tuesday and Wednesday in Manito Park.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Charles Balzer probably didn’t think much of it when he fenced off one of the many spring-fed ponds scattered around Spokane’s newest park.
Sun., June 24, 2018
From inside a classroom at Manito Park, Dave Lennstrom opens the door, letting light flood the room. He points outside to the native shrubs on the hill beyond the manicured …
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018
On Thursday, Summer Parkways, an annual outdoor block party, welcomed bicyclists and runners on a 3-mile loop of the South Hill including Manito and Comstock parks. But this year it, …
Sat., June 9, 2018
A new garden was dedicated in honor of blind and deaf activist Helen Keller on Friday afternoon at Manito Park.
Fri., June 8, 2018
No plants for the weekend? Friends of Manito is hosting its annual plant sale at Manito Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go towards capital …
Sun., June 3, 2018
A new garden in Manito Park will commemorate Helen Keller and her role inspiring outreach for sight-impaired individuals by the Spokane Lions Club.
Thu., May 17, 2018
It takes a lot of plants to fill the 3-acre garden on the South Hill. About 32,000, according to city parks officials.
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018
Despite temperatures below 50 degrees, wind gusts and a slight drizzle, hundreds of people trekked to the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane’s Manito Park on Sunday for the seasonal …
Wed., March 28, 2018
People enjoying Manito Park in cold weather months or on cool summer evenings have for many decades warmed themselves – or toasted marshmallows – at the large wood-burning hearth located …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
A local spice distributor is moving to its third location since its founding four years ago, following year after year growth.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
A new pergola is coming to Manito Park in Spokane in February, replacing a more utilitarian structure that was damaged by a falling tree during the windstorm of 2015.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
Unseasonably warm weather made for a likely record-breaking turnout at Spokane’s annual Turkey Trot in Manito Park.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
The foreign language academy has held a Lantern Fest Parade for 21 years.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Spokane newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that Riverfront Park in downtown is all the city has to offer in green spaces. But Spokane has a rich history of preserving …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
A few days ago, Erin Devine and Mary Maupin stopped on a trail in Manito Park and looked down into the murky green water of Mirror Pond. “We were like, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
As the light grew long, shadows deepened and the world took on a hazy hue, Nathan Mauger and Connie Young said, ‘I do.’
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, …
Sat., July 15, 2017
William Crampton approached a couple seated on a bench at Manito Park, flashed his policeman’s star, and ordered the man to leave at once. The man, a soldier, did as …