Park Master Plans


City Park Master Plan Update

The planning process is currently re-engaging with the community to evaluate parks and recreation facility improvements from a broader, community-wide perspective as part of the Parks and Recreation Facility Feasibility Study.  We will be hosting a public open house to review plans of City Park on April 18 and will present the draft of the Master Plan to the City Commission on April 24. To learn more, please visit City Park Master Plan Update page

Colorado Park (Historic Court House Square)


This master plan for Colorado Park (Historic Court House Square) is inspired by the 2001 Master Plan, a
2012 concept plan, details of the historic jail, and analysis of historic aerial photography. The proposed
concept seeks to capitalize on ideas proposed in these earlier plans and design elements that were once
a major part of the site to re‐establish a similar environment while accommodating current needs.
Master Plan Narrative
Master Plan 

Strategic Facility Improvement Plan


The Parks and Recreation Strategic Facility Improvement Plan provided a comprehensive look at Manhattan’s recreation facilities and programs. The plan evaluates existing indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, assesses the community’s needs for improved places to play, and proposes strategies to enhance existing (or possibly build new) sport courts, fields and gyms that the entire community will benefit from. 
Strategic Facility Improvement Plan

Warner Park Master Plan 


Manhattan Parks and Recreation is working in collaboration with the LAR-320 Studio from the Landscape Architecture Department at Kansas State University. The LAR-320 Studio will develop multiple conceptual design alternatives for City staff to consider during the process of updating the Warner Park Master Plan. The purpose of the focus group was to share community member’s perspectives on the park. To learn more about this project please visit the Warner Park Master Plan page. 
Master Plan Update 
Students presented their final conceptual design proposals at an open house public meeting on April 14, 2018 at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Visions for the park can be seen at the links below. With completion of the students' visions, City Staff will begin preparation of a final master plan based on their ideas and public feedback. The process will include opportunists for public input through City Advisory Board meetings and at least one additional public meeting. Anticipated completion of the master plan is Fall 2018. 

Kansas State University LAR-320 Studio Vision Posters

Kansas State University LAR-320 Studio Vision Booklets