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Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
The philosophy of the Recreation Division of the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and create affordable, recreational, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities to benefit and enhance the lives of all citizens in the community.

2014 Summer Brochure Now Available
The 2014 Summer Brochure is hot off the press. The Parks and Recreation summer brochure provides registration information for a very active summer schedule, to include swim lessons, music events and several sports activities for girls and boys as well as adults.

The Sunset Zoo and the Discovery Center also provide several fun summer activities. Online registration is available for most classes. Visit our Registration Forms and Activities pages for more information.   

Take a look and enjoy what our Parks and Recreation Department has to offer. For questions, please call (785) 587-2757.

Arts in the Park 2014
Bring the family out for a relaxing summer evening at the Larry Norvell Band Shell at City Park listening to the sounds of great music! Grab your blankets, lawn chairs or even a picnic dinner. See the 2014 Arts in the Park Schedule for more information.

Twin Oaks Tournament Schedule 2014
View the tournament schedule at Twin Oaks Sports Complex for 2014.

2014 Street Tree Planting Program
Need to green up your home? Need some shade? Trees make the city more livable, improve the environment, enhance public health, and are one of the most beneficial and cost effective ways to support and advance our infrastructure. The public may request a tree for their residence or business street right of way. There is no cost for the tree. First priority will be given to those lots and areas that have no trees. Second priority will be in accordance with the number and species of existing trees. To view and print the application, click here.  For questions, call MPRD at (785) 587-2757.

Reserve a Facility
Facility, Field, Court and Shelter Reservation Forms

Rate Your Coach
Rate Your CoachThe City of Manhattan wants your feedback. Rate Your Coach allows you to provide positive or negative feedback of coach's performance. Please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation. You will need your coach's ID number. Some points to consider in your rating process are motivation, knowledge and interpersonal skills. This information will help us in our effort to provide the best coaching experience for you and your child.

Become a Sponsor
The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for organizations and businesses interested in sponsoring the following MPRD activities:  
  • Youth baseball or softball team or league this summer: Contact Kelly Walters or Chris Nelson at (785) 587-2757.
  • Arts in the Park concert series: Contact Kathy Swan at (785) 587-2757.
  • Manhattan aquatic facilities/indoor Ice Rink: Contact Kelly Cook at (785) 587-2757.

Email/Text Notifications
Stay in touch with the Parks and Recreation Department! Get emails or text messages on new recreation activities, park updates and more! To sign up, please click here. Scroll down and look for MPRD Information and Updates.

Contact Us
Edward Eastes
Director of Parks and Recreation
1101 Fremont Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Email Edward Eastes

Debbie Dugan
Administrative Supervisor
1101 Fremont Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Email Debbie Dugan

Ph: (785) 587-2757
Fx: (785) 587-2727
ManRec: (785) 587-2700

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