Frederick Douglass Recreation Complex

DAC Grand Opening
  1. Douglass Activity Center
  2. Douglass Community Recreation Center 
  3. Douglass Annex
  4. Douglass Park

Contact Information

Facility Hours

  • Monday thru Thursday
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

COVID-19 Policy

All visitors and staff are required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose when indoors at all City of Manhattan facilities, including City Hall, Douglass Center, and Anthony and Eisenhower Recreation Centers. The requirement applies to people older than two years of age, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. The decision to require masks indoors was made in response to CDC and Riley County Health Department (RCHD) recommendations for areas with high or substantial transmission rates. Signs will be posted at the entry of each facility and masks are available upon request.

Everyone is encouraged to keep practicing healthy behaviors, including handwashing and social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations are still available throughout the city facilities. Please stay home if you are sick.

Gym Activities

All participants must check-in at the front desk upon arrival before any use of the gym. Athletic/court shoes and appropriate attire must be worn at all times. No food or drink allowed in the gym, except for bottled water. All persons under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Pickleball Club

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

  • Monday thru Friday
    • 8:00 - Noon (2 courts)
    • Noon - 2:30 (1 court)
  • Thursday
    • Noon - 8:00 PM (1 court)

Open Gym – Basketball | Pickleball | Volleyball (first-come, first-served)

One basketball court is always open. To use the volleyball court, eight or more players must be present. To use the pickleball court, four or more players must be present.

  • Monday thru Friday
    • Noon - 2:30 PM (1 court)
  • Monday & Wednesday
    • 2:30 - 5:00 PM (2 courts)
    • 5:00 - 6:30 PM ( 1 court)
    • 6:30 - 8:00 PM (2 courts)
  • Tuesday & Friday
    • 2:30 - 8:00 PM (2 courts)
  • Thursday
    • Noon - 8:00 PM (1 court)
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 courts)

Fitness Pass Program

The Fitness Pass Program is a fee-based program for participants ages 18+. Exercise equipment is to be wiped down after each usage, and participants are required to wear athletic shoes and appropriate gym attire at all times. Share the space! Good sportsmanship and cooperation are expected; no resting on any piece of equipment. No food or drink is allowed, except for bottled water. 

Register for your pass online!

Fitness Pass Program Hours

  • Monday thru Thursday
    • 3:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    • 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Cardio - treadmills, elliptical, and recumbent bikes
  • Strength - Hoist branded machines, upper and lower body, abs, cross cable stations, speed bag, barbells/dumbbells, battle ropes

Fitness Classroom

The classroom is open to those with a Fitness Pass during fitness area hours when classes are not taking place. Additional dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, yoga balls, resistance bands, jump ropes, and exercise mats are available.

Fitness & Wellness Classes

Information on classes and wellness programs is coming soon!

Walking Track

13 laps = 1 mile. Benches are available around the track for stretching and/or sitting.