Lifelong Recreation (50+)

Manhattan Parks & Recreation offers a variety of activities for persons 50 years of age and older. Younger spouses are welcome to join. Adult-age children may accompany a parent on a space-available basis. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a copy of the schedule, please call 785-587-2754.

All mail-in registrations are processed in the order they are received from the post office. Be sure to sign up and join in on the fun. Register online using Activity  #130123 (Winter/Spring).

Senior Trips

TripWalking LimitDateStart TimeEnd TimeCost
Columbian Theatre - Dueling Pianos1January 175 p.m.9:30 p.m.$50
Enjoy an evening of dueling pianos at the historic Columbian Theatre in Wamego, KS. Deuling Pianos is a high-energy show that combines music, comedy, and audience participation for a fast-paced and highly entertaining event. Songs are based entirely on audience requests. This interactive, nonstop party will keep you entertained all night!
NTR - The Adventures of Robin Hood1February 28:30 a.m.5 p.m.$65
Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men - and women! - As they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Laughs, romance, and plenty of arrows fly in this all-out comic adventure. Dinner is provided during the show.
Kansas City Ballet - Swan Lake1February 2311 a.m.7 p.m.$100
Swan Lake makes its highly anticipated return to Kansas City Ballet! This immortal love story involved a wicked sorcerer who captures the beautiful Princess Odette and turns her into a swan. His evil spell can only be broken when a young prince pledges  his love and marry her. Should he betray her, she will remains a swan forever. Dinner after the show. All seats are center orchestra!
Uncorked Inspiration1March 132:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.$35
When you come to an Uncorked Paint and Sip event, you’re guaranteed to have a ton of fun and end up with a personalized work of art. Our paint and sip parties are full of humor, hands on teaching, a sprinkle of art history, and instruction by a local Manhattan artists with over 40 years of experience in art and design. Patrons can provide their own alcoholic beverages.
Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium3March 247:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.$40
Encounter a vast array of sea creatures. Admire over 20 displays, thousands of sea creatures and 250 species in a highly themed, immersive setting. Gaze at creatures swimming overhead in our 180 degree ocean tunnel. Take part in an interactive Rockpool Experience where you can touch a crab or sea star. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Unforked in the Crow Center Shopping Center.
NTR - Church Basement Ladies1April 128:30 a.m.5 p.m.$65
Church Basement Ladies is the hilarious musical comedy that mixes the silliness of Nunsense with the homespun humor of Prairies Home Companion. It’s a celebration of the church basement kitchens everywhere and the wonderful, unsung women who work here. The script is spot on, the music is toe-taping, the humor is delicious and the cast includes some of the funniest people we have ever assembled on our stage.
MAC - The Sound of Music1April 255:45 p.m.10:15 p.m.$40
Join us for dinner at Manhattan’s Bluetstem Grill followed by a showing of "The Sound of Music" at Manhattan Arts Center. One of the worlds most beloved musical sis the story of the Von Trappp Family. Young Maria is too high-spirited to become a nun and is sent to be the governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. His strictly run household is turned upside down by generous and charming Maria, who even the Captain comes to love. When Austria is invaded by the Nazies and the Captain is called to serve, the family must escaped over the Alps.

Walking Limit

  • 1: To and from the bus
  • 2: Moderate walking
  • 3: Majority of the trip is walking

Register online for Lifelong Recreation Trips - Winter/Spring trips are open for registration.

Winter Walk

Join us on an easy morning walk to start your day off right. Make new friends and get some exercise with Winter Walk. Register with Activity #130123.

9:30 to 10:30 am | Weekdays | Peace Memorial City Auditorium | $5

Fitness with Enell
This class is a fitness and flexibility training program for older adults wanting to achieve a better quality of life through responsible, pain-free movement. Instructed by Enell Foerster.

Register with Activity #130123.

8:30 to 9:30 am | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | Riley County Senior Center | $42 per semester

Afternoon Pickleball
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn; also great for experienced players. Register with Activity #130123.

2 to 4 pm | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | Peace Memorial City Auditorium | Free

Adult Pickleball Club

Pickle ball is a cross between tennis, table tennis and badminton. It is played with wooden paddles and a plastic wiffle ball. The object of the game is to hit the ball so that your opponent is unable to hit it back over the net. This is a free activity.

9 to 11:30 pm | Monday & Wednesday | Douglass Community Recreation Center Gym | Free

Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex Fitness Area

The fitness area at the Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex is complete with machine weights and cardio equipment. Call 587-2773 for a tour and orientation.

4 to 7 pm | Weekdays | Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex | 60+ Free

Senior Programs Refund Policy

A full refund is given if registration is canceled prior to one week before the start date. Partial refund is given if canceled between one week and 48 hours prior to start date. No refund is given if within 48 hours of start date.