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Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich life by providing opportunities for recreation, conserving the natural environment and beautifying the city.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Recreation Division of the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and create affordable, recreational, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities to benefit and enhance the lives of all citizens in the community.

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW — Senior Fall Festival: Murder at the Masquerade
Join us from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the new Bluemont Hotel, 1222 Bluemont Ave., for a scary evening of food and fun. We'll begin with a frightfully delicious buffet meal. As a special dinner treat, we’ll enjoy a murder mystery presented by professional actors from The Murder Mystery Company.

The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice and save the party. Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away. Evening wear, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the MPRD office, 1101 Fremont St., for $35.

City Park Splash ParkSplash Park Operation for September
The Splash Park, located in the southeast corner of City Park, will remain open through September, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. A daily decision will be made and be based on the weather forecast of 70º or warmer and the sun shining.

Fall Activities Guide and Brochure
The 2014 Fall Brochure is available for convenient online registration. You can also stop by the Parks and Recreation Office at 1101 Fremont St. to pick up a brochure and register. The Winter/Spring Activities Guide will be released Jan. 4, 2015.

Reserve a Facility
Facility, Field, Court and Shelter Reservation Forms

Rate Your Coach
Rate Your CoachWe want your feedback. Rate Your Coach allows you to provide positive or negative feedback of coach's performance. Please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation. You will need your coach's ID number. Some points to consider in your rating process are motivation, knowledge and interpersonal skills. This information will help us in our effort to provide the best coaching experience for you and your child.

Become a Sponsor
We are looking for organizations and businesses interested in sponsoring the following activities:  
  • Youth summer baseball or softball team or league: Contact Kelly Walters or Chris Nelson at (785) 587-2757.
  • Arts in the Park concert series: Contact Kathy Swan at (785) 587-2757.
  • Manhattan aquatic facilities/indoor Ice Rink: Contact Kelly Cook at (785) 587-2757.

Twin Oaks Tournament Schedule 2014
View the tournament schedule at Twin Oaks Sports Complex for 2014.
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Splash Park Operation for September
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Contact Us
Edward Eastes
Director of Parks and Recreation
1101 Fremont St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Email Edward Eastes

Tammy Galvan
Administrative Coordinator
1101 Fremont St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Email Tammy Galvan

Ph: (785) 587-2757
Fx: (785) 587-2727
ManRec: (785) 587-2700

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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