Love Manito? Be a Friend!

Do you love Manito Park?  Join The Friends of Manito and support our ongoing projects that have improved our park. If you come to Manito Park often and enjoy its beautiful gardens or maybe you come occasionally and have had wonderful experiences there or you came years ago and still have fond memories of this special place. You are one of the folks who loves Manito Park. And if you do, there is something you can do to show your love of the park.

You can join the over 500 households who are members of The Friends of Manito (TFM). Let’s see if we can push that total over 1000 this year.
Click here to purchase a membership online or make a contribution

Your yearly membership of $25 contributes to our mission to conduct educational, volunteer, and fundraising activities that are responsive to the needs of the TFM membership, and to participate in the responsible preservation and improvement of Manito Park.


TFM puts on two major plant sales each year, one in June and another in September. Volunteers work all spring and summer getting the plants ready. We have lectures about once a month by local experts usually covering an important gardening or decorating topic. There is a Pollinator event in the spring and look for a new fine art fair in the summer. The Friends of Manito helps the park staff with the beautiful Holiday Lights before Christmas and in conjunction holds an open house. Don’t forget to pick up a Manito Calendar, for sale during the fall.

Park Improvements

The Friends of Manito has contributed over $800,000 to improvements to the park since 1990, including Mirror Pond renovations, the pergola on the west side of the rose garden, and we have more exciting projects in the works.

Locally famous artist Ken Spiering is designing a unique bicycle rack intended to match his artwork in the Duncan Garden handrails. Two of each of these will grace the picnic area above Duncan Garden, accommodating six full-sized bikes. Expect to see these in 2019.

Member Benefits

TFM Members

This is my most favorite place in the whole city. I just love coming down to Manito during any season of the year. TFM is my way of contributing
I love all the different gardens at Manito. I can spend hours just enjoying them. I like to support community activities like TFM.

I Love to bring my family to Manito to watch them play with the other children and to learn to appreciate nature. TFM is my favorite organization.