Parks and Recreation


1101 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502


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

Name Title Email Phone
Thompson, Wyatt Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Email Wyatt Thompson  (785) 587-2757
Leyva, Alfonso Park Planner Email Alfonso Leyva  785-587-2740
Fritzson, Janelle Operations Officer Email Janelle Fritzson   785-587-2762
Renner, Chelsea Administrative Assistant Email Chelsea Renner  785-587-2754

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  785-587-2741
Garrett, Roy Exhibits/Operations Manager   785-587-2726 ext. 5606
Bridenstine, Stephen Assistant Director/Development Email Stephen Bridenstine  785-587-2742
Likes, Deanna Marketing Coordinator Email Deanna Likes  785-587-2726 ext. 5610
Mertz, Jonathan Event Sales Coordinator Email Jonathan Mertz  785-587-2726 ext. 5607
Cullers, Penny Gift Store Coordinator Email Penny Cullers  785-587-2726 ext. 5604
Hildreth, Mary Guest Services/Membership Manager Email Mary Hildreth  785-587-2726 ext. 5609
Colburn, Kat Education Supervisor Email Kat Colburn  785-587-2726 ext. 5608


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
Western, Dave Park Supervisor Email Dave Western  785-587-2789
Franks, Andrew Park Executive Secretary Email Andrew Franks  785-587-2779


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
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist - Aquatics Email Sydni Baker  785-587-2457
Maberry, Molli Recreation Supervisor - Arts & Humanities Email Molli Maberry  785-587-2765
Haar, Andy Recreation Supervisor - Youth Sports Email Andy Haar  785-587-2756