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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Wildcat Creek Watershed Resiliency Project Advances to Phase 2 of Competition

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to share the recent announcement from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro that the Wildcat Creek Watershed Resiliency Project has been selected to compete with 39 other state gove...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Parking Ticket Fines to Increase in Manhattan on Aug. 1

Parking ticket fines will increase in the City of Manhattan on Aug. 1.

The Manhattan City Commission approved a consolidated parking ordinance in June that, in part, raised parking ticket fines and fees in order to deter drivers from parking illegally ...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Paperless Initiative to Help City Reduce Costs

As part of an initiative to reduce costs, the City of Manhattan is launching a campaign to convert water/sewer utility customers who receive paper statements to e-billing customers.

Customers who sign up for e-billing will receive a monthly email inste...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: 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...


Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

What to do when your kids say "I'm bored"

"Mom I'm bored. There's nothing to do." This statement is being heard in homes across Manhattan as we hit that mid-summer timeframe. Don't worry though, we've got an idea for you! Send them on a scavenger hunt!

Her...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

5 Top Ideas For Indoor Summer Play

5 Top Ideas For Indoor Summer Play
By Kaylee Smith, MPRD Community Relations Intern

Many of us are wondering, will we ever see the sun out long enough to really enjoy it? When the weather is dreary and wet, it’s harder to get the kids outdoors and ph...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Outdoor games to get the kids moving

By Kaylee Smith, MPRD Community Relations Intern

Looking for outdoor games to get the kids moving? Active play and healthy families are important - here are 3 game ideas so you can promote physical activity while they’re having fun!

Pool Noodle Hock...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

July is Park and Recreation Month

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Manhattan area residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health out...Read more...

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