Park Events

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Red Cedar Holiday Harvest


Take a red cedar tree home for the holidays, and help us restore the Park at Lee Mill Heights back to its original health.

December 3, 2016

Family Exploration Day


Enjoy a fun day at the park with Manhattan Parks and Rec, the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo!

October 15, 2016
9:00am - Noon at the Park

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Master Plan Public Meeting #4


August 4, 2016
5:00pm-7:00pm Open House at the Park

Master Plan Public Meeting #3


July 19, 2016
6:00pm-7:00pm Open House at City Hall
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Student Workshops


Manhattan Parks and Recreation and local partners worked with Amanda Arnold 5th and 6th grade students throughout the Spring 2016 semester. The students learned about the site’s ecology and history, outdoor recreation trends, landscape architecture and park planning. Students prepared their own design concepts for the park that the design team considered as part of the planning process.

Master Plan Public Meeting #2

March 10, 2016
5:00pm-7:00pm Open House at the Park

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Master Plan Public Meeting #1
Jan. 28, 2016   City Hall, City Commission Room, 1101 Poyntz. Ave. 
5:30pm-6:30pm Open House
6:30pm-7:30pm Interactive Workshop
Prairie Walk 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Below are some of the native plants that you may see on a walk through the park. To learn more about Kansas native wildflowers and grasses with identification photos, visit Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses. Click here to download a printable version of the identification list.

  • Aster (Several Varieties)
  • Big Blue Stem
  • Blazing Star
  • Blue False Indigo
  • Buffalo Grass
  • Catclaw Sensitive Briar
  • Curly-Cup Gumweed
  • Downy Gentian
  • False Boneset
  • Gayfeather
  • Goldenrod (3 Varieties)
  • Hairy Grama
  • Indian Grass
  • Ironweed
  • Lead Plant
  • Limestone Ruellia (Wild Petunia)
  • Little Blue Stem
  • Plains Wild Indigo
  • Purpletop
  • Round Head Bush-clover
  • Sage Wart
  • Sideoats Grama
  • Snow-on-the-Mountain
  • Sunflower (Annual Variety)
  • Sweet Everlasting
  • Switchgrass
  • Tall Joe-Pye Weed
  • Thistle (Several Varieties)
  • White Clover
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