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Posted on: May 20, 2015

City Pool Openings Delayed

For the safety and comfort of our guests, City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation will delay opening City Park Pool and Northview Pool until Monday, May 25. The decision to delay opening is based on current water temperatures and the predicted forecast ove...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

U.S. 24 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Manhattan

On Thursday, May 21, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on a 5.61-mile portion of U.S. Highway 24 from the K-177 junction north to the K-13 junction in Manhattan (Riley County).

Project work includes a 3-inch mill and 3-inch overlay ...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Manhattan Fire Department to Conduct Training

Manhattan Fire Department

The Manhattan Fire Department will conduct fire scenarios May 12 through May 31. The training will be at single family dwellings located at 930, 928, 922 and 920 Kearney. These exercises will give Manhattan Fire Department personnel the ability to train i...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2015

New Maps Available for Manhattan Bike Enthusiasts

New bike maps available

The City of Manhattan has published a new bike map, which outlines all available and future bike trails and bike lanes in the city. GIS Infrastructure Analyst Jared Tremblay is an avid biker and invested many off-work hours into the project with the hope ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Bike Boulevard Project Part of Infrastructure Improvement Plan

Bike boulevard on Moro Street

Two new bike boulevards — at a total of 3.87 miles — will be constructed in Manhattan this year, thanks to funding from a Healthy Living Grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.

The new boulevards will be on Houston Street from 4th to 17th streets, inc...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Knox Lane Trail to Connect Parts of Northeast Manhattan

A new bicycle/pedestrian connection will be constructed this year in northeast Manhattan.

In March, the Manhattan City Commission approved funding for the Knox Lane multi-use trail, which is part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Transportat...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Manhattan to Celebrate Bike Month in May

Bike Month 2015

Manhattan will transform into a two-wheeled community during the month of May as the City of Manhattan and local businesses team up to support Bike Month 2015.

Former Manhattan Mayor Wynn Butler officially proclaimed May 2015 as Bike Month during a Cit...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Fire Hydrant Flowing to Begin

Manhattan Fire Department

The Manhattan Fire Department will start its annual fire hydrant maintenance program soon. Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the city until late fall.

The fire hydrants are flowed every year to ensure their proper operation a...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Water demand increases sharply in the summer months, largely due to irrigation. Average daily demand during July and August is 10.75 million gallons per day (MGD), more than double the average winter month demand of 5.13 MGD, based on average daily demand...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Douglass Center participates in National Senior Health and Fitness Day

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National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the largest annual health promotion event for older adults. This Wednesday, May 27, senior citizens from around the Manhattan area gathered at the Douglass Community Recreation Center to take part in pickleball -...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Manhattan Municipal Band Celebrates 95th Season

Municipal Band

Manhattan Municipal Band Celebrates 95th Season
By Angie Sutton

Manhattan’s municipal band has deep-seated roots and an extensive history in the community. The band celebrates its 95th season this summer with eight performances in the Larry Norvell Ba...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Nelson is selected as member of inaugural CYSA Leadership Committee


The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has announced the formation of an inaugural CYSA Leadership Committee. The committee consists of Certified Youth Sports Administrators (CYSAs) from around the world dedicated to operating youth sports programs...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Thompson appointed to Governor's Council on Fitness


Kansas Health & Environment Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., appointed Wyatt Thompson, MPRD park planner, to the Governor’s Council on Fitness, with a three-year term beginning in 2015.

“We appreciate the time and expertise these talented new member...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Galvan, Smithson and Nelson earn national certifications

Manhattan Parks and Recreation staff members have earned national certifications which recognize the level of professional credential and dedication to the parks and recreation field.

Tammy Galvan, Administrative Coordinator/Human Resources, has achiev...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Float the Kansas River


Register today for a float tour of the Kansas River in your canoe or kayak! Bring your own or rent one from one of the available providers. Lifejackets are required.

We’ll depart from the boat ramp at Linear Trail Head around 8am and arrive at St. Geor...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Summer Activities Guide


Manhattan Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons, aquatic classes, youth summer theater, adult co-rec kickball and more! Browse our Summer Activities Guide to see what's available.

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