100 Dix

The City of Manhattan recently acquired the property at 100 Dix Drive. The area is within a FEMA floodplain and will be managed as open space by Manhattan Parks and Recreation. The City hosted a neighborhood meeting on May 25, 2017 to inform neighborhood residents about the acquisition and hear their ideas to turn the 0.2 acre site into a neighborhood amenity. Parks and Rec prepared four concepts showing possible site improvements, and presented those ideas at a second meeting held on October 24, 2017.

​The overall goal of each design was to create a visually pleasing and inviting space for the neighborhood to use and enjoy. Although each concept explores different ideas, all designs contain the following features:
​  • Signage to identity the place
​  • Landscaping to beautify the site and create a buffer to block views to neighboring residences 
​  • Trees to provide shade and visual interest
​  • Site furniture like benches, trash cans, bicycle parking, and drinking fountain

Contact Us

  1. Wyatt Thompson, PLA, ASLA, CPSI


    Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation
    Email Wyatt Thompson

Concept 1: The Yard

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Concept 2: Playce

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Concept 3: The Grove

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Concept 4: Resurgence

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Feedback from neighborhood residents will be incorporated into a final plan for the site.