City Park Master Plan Update

We are revisiting a City Park Master Plan originally created in 2006. This planning process kicked off in February 2015. Two concepts were proposed in May 2015. See a comparison (PDF) between the two concepts or view them below.

The planning process is currently on hold while we evaluate parks and recreation facility improvements from a broader, community-wide perspective as part of the Parks and Recreation Facility Feasibility Study. We anticipate reengaging the community in this process later in 2016. Watch for more opportunities to provide input soon!
The City Park Master Plan update concept A
The City Park Master Plan update concept B
Interesting Facts about Your City Park
  • 46.5 acres
  • 485 trees
  • 16 structures exist in the park comprising 1.5% of the overall space
  • 1.8 miles of off-street trails and sidewalks and 0.55 miles of bike routes comprising 4% of overall space
  • 210 paved parking spaces and roughly 335 gravel parking spaces comprising roughly 14% of the overall space (6.4 acres)
  • 16% of the park is used for outdoor programmed space (7.5 acres)
  • 64.5% of your City Park is open, non-programmed space (includes usable space/buffer space)
Major Projects in City Park since the 2006 Master Plan
2008
  • Rose Garden renovation
  • Playground renovation
  • East Park Road closed
2009
  • Splash Park
  • Playground shelter
  • Playground restrooms
  • City Park Pavilion
2010
  • "Interim Master Plan" creates one-way central park road with on-street parking
  • City Pool expansion
  • Paved perimeter trail
2011
  • Flag Plaza
  • Proposal to improve Wilson Field and overlay Baker Field with new turf infield
2012
  • Pedestrian lighting on perimeter trail and North Park Road
2015
  • Rose Garden fountain restoration
  • Arts in the Park seating and lights
  • Parks and Recreation office relocation
  • North Park Road parking improvements
  • Pool parking lot improvements
Community Engagement
These community groups are participating in the development of the concepts for the Master Plan Update.
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Aggieville Business Association
  • Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Historic Resources Board
  • Arts and Humanities Advisory Board
  • AHA! Manhattan
  • Flint Hills Daylily Society
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School 5th & 6th Grades
  • Manhattan City Commission
We've reached out to the community through interactive activities at events and at neighborhood meetings.
  • Community Engagement Activity & Park Walk
  • Events, community workshops and public activities like the Farmer's Market.
  • Meetings included the East Park, City Park West and South Manhattan neighborhood associations.
An initial survey, which was completed by more than 550 citizens, helped guide the development of two concepts. A second survey to provide feedback on Concepts A and B resulted in over 1,400 responses.

Thank you for participating in the future of your City Park! Watch for more ways to be involved soon.