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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.
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 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.
City Park features amenities including a pool, splash park, shelter houses, tennis courts, playground, ball diamonds, trail and more.
Before being turned into a community center, the Douglass Park site served as a schoolhouse and surrounding grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Schultz Community Park
This is an undeveloped 93-acre tract in the southwest quadrant of the city.
Sojourner Truth Park
Sojourner Truth Park was purchased by the Urban Renewal Agency in 1972 for community improvements.
Learn information about trails located within the City of Manhattan. Link to page
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
Find out how Parks & Recreation supports pollinators! Link to page