Friday, June 19, 2009

Picnics at Manito Park

Manito Park in Spokane Washington is a great place to have a family picnic, especially this time of year. Manito Park is coming into full bloom and as the weather warms, one of the many picnic spots are a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon.

Here are some picnic ideas next time you go to Manito Park.

1. Picnic On The Green
There are countless stretches of grass under the shade of trees or out in the sun where families can enjoy a picnic at Manito Park. Bring a picnic lunch, blanket and a frisbee or glove and ball and enjoy one of Manito Park's grassy green spots for an afternoon picnic.

2. Picnic Tables
There are several picnic tables around Manito Park, particularly near the main entrance. I've seen many a folks having a birthday party, family get-together or just an afternoon of sun and fun at one of the many picnic tables at Manito Park. Picnic tables at Manito are first come first served so keep that in mind, especially on holidays and get there early if you want a good picnic table. Please clean up after yourself, leaving the park better than when you found it. There is nearly always a trash bin close by, so take advantage and keep Manito Park clean for so the whole community can enjoy picnics at the park. Many of the tables are also close to the children playgrounds, so families of all sizes and ages are sure to have a good time.

3. Picnic Structure
The main picnic shelter near the Main Entrance to Manito Park is available by reservation only. There is a sign posted near the front of the structure with a phone number on it, so make sure you make reservations for the structure before setting up your picnic.

That said, the Manito Park picnic shelter is a great place for receptions, family reunions, outdoor corporate picnics, birthdays or anniversaries. The shelter does have a bbq grill inside it, but it likely isn't enough to service several people. The main shelter at Manito Park is a great place to picnic, just make sure you reserve it before you setup shop. They get real grumpy if you don't contact them about using it before you picnic.

There are many places at Manito Park that are good for enjoying a picnic in the park. So grab your kids, a sack lunch and some outdoor toys and head over to Manito Park for an outdoor picnic. As always, respect the park, clean up after yourselves, no loud music or alcohol. So what are you waiting for? Get over to Manito Park for a picnic today!