Warner Park Master Plan

An open area in Warner Park

Warner Park Master Plan Summary

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.

Five neighborhoods and three stakeholders were contacted and invited to attend the Warner Park Master Plan focus group. All those invited were able to attend the meeting. Neighborhoods represented include Miller Ranch, Warner Park/Arbor Heights, Cherry Hills, Lee Mill Heights, and OaktreeTownhomes. Representatives from the Flint Hills Disc Golf Club, Manhattan High School Cross Country team and Kansas State University Cross Country team were also present. City staff present were Wyatt Thompson, Assistant Director of Parks & Rec; Casey Smithson, Park Superintendent; and Alfonso Leyva, Park Planner.

The Park Planner had seven questions prepared for the meeting. The first few were all that it took for the discussion to take off with ideas. The community members and students began interacting in a productive manner. Most of the points prepared by the Park Planner were covered during the hour-long meeting. The general consensus from the meeting corresponded with the survey data collected last year in the 2017 Warner Memorial Park Master Plan Neighborhood Survey Results.

Look at survey results here. Warner Park Survey

The LAR-320 Studio will present their final concepts on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. The open house style presentation will take place in the atrium at the Flint Hills Discovery Center between 10 AM and 12 PM. Parks & Recreation staff encourage anyone interested in the future of Warner Park to attend.