Sep 05

[ARCHIVED] News Release: Manhattan Parks and Recreation Assesses Closures After Flooding

The original item was published from September 5, 2018 9:43 AM to September 20, 2018 11:50 AM

(Manhattan, Kansas, September 4, 2018) — Due to extreme flooding in the Manhattan area, Manhattan Parks and Recreation has conducted site assessments of all parks and trails in our area.

As of 3 p.m. September 4, the following areas will be closed:

  • All of  Anneberg Park
  • All of Linear Trail
  • All soft-surfaced trails until further assessments
  • All sports fields until further assessments

Below is a map detailing areas of the city that are open and closed. Closed areas are indicated in red and listed. Each day as conditions improve, we will be making announcements on social media at 3 p.m. as to what areas will be open each day. 

Currently, Anneberg Park is one of our most heavily affected areas. There is no power or restroom availability in the park. Debris is heavy in all areas of the park and is unsafe for vehicle access. Park crews will be working diligently to make improvements as quickly as possible.

We also ask as a reminder to please not walk or bike on wet trails until there has been enough time for them to dry out. This pedestrian traffic can cause ruts and damage to the trails and cause permanent damage.

Thank you to the community as we continue to make assessments of all areas.

The mission of the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is to build a healthy community through people, parks, and programs.
map of closed areas in Manhattan parks