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Posted on: March 13, 2020


Based on recommendations from the Riley County Public Health Department (RCHD), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to minimize the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for communities, City Administration has made the decision to cancel city-sponsored events and programs until April 19, 2020 to protect public health.

All Parks and Recreation programs, activities, and facility rentals will be closed or cancelled during this time period, effective immediately. This includes youth sports, adult sports, and special events. The Flint Hills Discovery Center, Sunset Zoo, and Douglass Center will also be closed to the public, and all programs and reservations in those facilities are cancelled.

All city parks and trails will remain open.

All playgrounds are closed.

The Animal Shelter is open by appointment only. 

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The mission of the City of Manhattan is to sustain order and protect public safety, promote public health, preserve the built environment, and enhance economic vitality. The city supports a regional community in which individuals and families develop and thrive.

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