Parks & Trails

The city's 28 parks have fantastic amenities for year-round enjoyment.

Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the shade of a huge tree or on a picnic table in one of our 20 shelters. Kids can enjoy the afternoon playing on 13 playgrounds, at 3 pools or the splash park. Spend some time fishing at our 5-acre stocked fishing lake.

If you enjoy team sports, Manhattan's parks boast an abundance of athletic fields and courts.

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  1. Blue Earth Plaza

    Blue Earth Plaza is a greenspace in Downtown Manhattan that serves as the centerpiece of the Entertainment District.

  2. Bluemont Scenic Overlook

    The Bluemont Scenic Overlook is located off of Ehlers Road on Bluemont Drive and is a part of Goodnow Park.

  3. CiCo Park

    CiCo Park was founded under a cooperative agreement among the City of Manhattan, Riley County and Unified School District 383.

  4. City Park

    City Park features amenities including a pool, splash park, shelter houses, tennis courts, playground, ball diamonds, trail and more.

  5. Douglass Park

    Before being turned into a community center, the Douglass Park site served as a schoolhouse and surrounding grounds.

  6. Eisenhower Baseball Complex

    Unified School District 383 donated the land for this park to develop a regulation size baseball field.

  7. Frank Anneberg Park / Twin Oaks Sports Complex

    Frank Anneberg Park includes Twin Oaks Sports Complex and Jerry Dishman Lake on the west side of Manhattan.

  8. Goodnow Park

    Goodnow Park was named after Isaac T. Goodnow, one of Manhattan’s early founders, and one of the organizers of Bluemont College, which is now Kansas State University.

  9. Griffith Park

    Griffith Park was dedicated in 1936 by a city resolution as a fine modern stadium.

  10. Long's Park

    Long's Park was laid out in the community's original plat. Located just east of Old Highway 40, the park provided a popular resting place for travelers.

  1. Northeast Community Park

    Once used for farming, Northeast Community Park became the community park it is today with the help of several neighborhood and conservation groups.

  2. Northview Park

    Although relatively small in size, Northview Park offers amenities usually associated with parks much larger in size.

  3. Park at Lee Mill Heights

    The Park at Lee Mill Heights is an undeveloped 75-acre tract in the southwest quadrant of the city.

  4. Sojourner Truth Park

    Sojourner Truth Park was purchased by the Urban Renewal Agency in 1972 for community improvements.

  5. Stagg Hill Park

    Stagg Hill Park was dedicated in 1995.

  6. Sunset Zoological Park

    Learn more information about the Sunset Zoological Park.

  7. Trails

    Learn information about trails located within the City of Manhattan.

  8. Warner Park

    Situated in the southwestern part of the city, Warner Park offers one of the largest expanses of undeveloped open space in the community.

  9. Park Projects

    Learn information about ongoing park projects.

  10. Park Master Plans

    A resource for current park master plans and related documents.