Parks & Trails

The city's 29 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 three waterparks, or the splash parks located in City Park and Blue Earth Plaza. Spend some time fishing at our 5-acre stocked fishing lake.

Facility Rentals

If you enjoy team sports, Manhattan's parks boast an abundance of athletic fields and courts. Get more information about how to our facilities, reserve our facilities, fields, courts, and shelters. You can even see the parks and trails across Manhattan with our interactive park map.

Report It!

Report an issue in a park or on a trail with the City of Manhattan Report It! app.


Blue Earth Plaza                  

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

Bluemont Scenic Overlook 

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

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CiCo Park                  

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

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City Park                  

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

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Douglass Park                  

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

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Eisenhower Baseball Complex               

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

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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.

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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. 

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Griffith Park

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

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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. 

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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.

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Northview Park           

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

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Roger Schultz Community Park        

This is an undeveloped 93-acre tract in the southwest quadrant of the city.

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Sojourner Truth Park

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

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Stagg Hill Park             

Stagg Hill Park was dedicated in 1995.

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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.

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Learn information about trails located within the City of Manhattan. Link to page

Park Projects       

Learn information about ongoing park projects. Link to page                        

Park Master Plans                  

A resource for current park master plans and related documents. Link to page                 

Know Before You Go!                 

Check park, trail, and playground conditions.  Link to page

Pollinator Pockets                  

Find out how Parks & Recreation supports pollinators!  Link to page