Park Projects

The projects below are current projects in development with Manhattan Parks and Recreation. To learn more about each project, please visit the project pages. If you have questions or would like to provide feedback we encourage you to contact Assistant Director, Wyatt Thompson, or contact Park Planner Alfonso Leyva . You may also call Manhattan Parks and Recreation at 785-587-2754.

We appreciate community involvement and participation in the development of all our projects.

  1. Parks
  2. Trails
  3. Facility Improvements
  4. Community Led Projects


Roger Schultz Community Park

Loma Ridge Improvements Phase 1 is currently in design. The Loma Ridge park entrance is close to many homes and is already being used to access existing park trails. This project will include a gravel parking area, stormwater management features, fire department access, trails, native landscaping, and rough grading of the site for future phases. These improvements will enhance park access and prepare the site for future park amenities. Bidding and construction are anticipated to occur later in 2019.

Playground Resurfacing

Four playgrounds received new Playground Grass surfacing this summer. The project is completed and all four playgrounds are open.

•    Northview Playground - NOW OPEN 

•    Northeast Playground - NOW OPEN 

•    Goodnow Playground - NOW OPEN                       

•    Anneberg Playground - NOW OPEN

Goodnow playground with new surfaceGoodnow Park with new playground surfacing 

City Park Projects

The following projects were completed for Summer 2019:

  * Painting of the Splashpark

  * New flooring in the public restroom

  * Playground surfacing repairs

The Johnny Kaw Plaza is currently under construction, with anticipated completion Fall 2019. 

In Fall 2019, the City contracted with BG Consultants, Inc., to design the eastern portion of the Clarenburg Trail, which is located on the perimeter of City Park. A bid letting will occur in May 2020 with construction to begin soon after. This project will complete the 8' trail around City Park.

Northeast Park Irrigation & Lighting

The Strategic Facility Improvement Plan identified park lighting and irrigated soccer field turf as priority projects for Northeast Community Park. The City is working with Schwab-Eaton, P.A. and Orazem Scalora Engineering to design irrigation and lighting improvements.

VMI Land Tract

The City of Manhattan acquired this 99-acre site on the side of Highway K-18 in April 2019. The City envisions using the land for open space and trail connectivity in the southwest part of the community. A master plan study to determine additional uses and park amenities will occur in the future.

Frank Anneberg Park: Twin Oaks Shade Structures

Pursuant to the 2018 Capital Improvements Program (CIP), the Parks and Recreation Department produced plans and specifications and requested bids for eight custom shade structures in the spectator seating areas for the Twin Oaks Sports Complex at Frank Anneberg Park. Play by Design won the bid and will begin installation in December 2019. The project will be complete before games resume at Twin Oaks in Spring 2021.