Parks and Recreation


1101 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502


Email the Parks & Recreation Department
Link: Manhattan Parks & Recreation website

Name Title Email Phone
Eastes, CPRP, Eddie Director, Parks and Recreation Email Eddie Eastes  785-587-2757
Thompson, PLA, ASLA, CPSI, Wyatt Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Email Wyatt Thompson  785-587-2757
Clifford, Randi Recreation Director Email Randi Clifford  7855872757
Leyva, Alfonso Park Planner Email Alfonso Leyva  785-587-2740
Fritzson , Janelle Operations Officer Email Janelle Fritzson   785-587--2762

Animal Shelter 

605 Levee Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66502


Email the Animal Shelter

Name Title Email Phone
Mohler, Mike Cemetery Sexton Email Mike Mohler  785-587-2780

Flint Hills Discovery Center 

315 South Third Street
Manhattan, KS 66502


Name Title Email Phone
Adams, Susan Director Email Susan Adams  785-587-2729 ext. 206
Garrett, Roy Exhibits/Operations Manager   785-587-2729 ext. 209
Bridenstine, Stephen Public Program Coordinator Email Stephen Bridenstine  785-587-2729 ext. 202
Mertz, Jonathan Event Sales Coordinator Email Jonathan Mertz  785-587-2729 ext. 208
Cullers, Penny Gift Store Coordinator Email Penny Cullers  785-587-2729 ext. 214
Watts, Jurnia Volunteer Coordinator Email Jurina Watts  785-587-2726


Name Title Email Phone
Smithson, Casey Park Superintendent Email Casey Smithson  785-587-2757
Mattox, J. David Forestry Supervisor Email J. David Mattox  785-587-2757
Kramer , Cody Horticulturalist Email Cody Kramer  785-587-2778


Name Title Email Phone
Baker, Dave Douglass Community Center Director Email Dave Baker  785-587-2774
McKee, Ryan Recreation Supervisor-Special Events & Tournaments Email Ryan McKee  785-587-2757
Walters, Kelly Recreation Supervisor - Adult Sports Email Kelly Walters  785-587-2757
Mayer, Jeff Recreation Supervisor - Facilities Email Jeff Mayer  785-587-2757
Singhisen, Logan Recreation Supervisor - Youth Sports Email Logan Singhisen  785-587-2760
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist - Aquatics Email Sydni Baker  785-587-2457