Parks & Recreation

 
Directions

1101 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2757

785-587-2727



Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Customer Service Hours
Monday through Friday
7 am to 6 pm
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Eastes, Eddie Director of Parks & Recreation, CPRP 785-587-2757
Thompson, Wyatt Assistant Director, PLA, ASLA, CPSI 785-587-2767
Clifford, Randi Recreation Director 785-587-2763
Fritzson, Janelle Operations Officer 785-587-2762
Mueller, Theresa Interim Community Relations Officer 785-587-2761
Leyva, Alfonso Park Planner 785-587-2740

785-587-2757

Link: Cemeteries Page



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Mohler, Mike Cemetery Sexton 785-587-2780 or Cell: 785-313-5855

Douglass Community Recreation Center 
Directions

900 Yuma Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2773

Link: Douglas Community Recreation Center Page

Hours
Monday through Thursday
3 to 9 p.m.

Friday
3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Baker, Dave Douglass Community Center Director 785-587-2774

Flint Hills Discovery Center 
Directions

315 S 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2726




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Adams, Susan Director 785-587-2726
Kuhlman, Kendra Assistant Director 785-587-2742
Garrett, Roy Exhibits/Operations Manager 785-587-2729
Hildreth, Mary Guest Services/Membership Manager 785-587-2729
Bridenstine, Stephen Public Programs Coordinator 785-587-2729
Mertz, Jonathan Event Sales Coordinator 785-587-2729
Hodges, Kynedee Marketing Coordinator 785-587-2729
Cullers, Penny Gift Store Coordinator 785-587-2729
Myers, Amber Education Specialist 785-587-2729

Ice Rink 
Directions

Jon & Ruth Ann Wefald Pavilion
314 Central Park Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2747

Link: Ice Rink Page

Hours
November to February
Monday through Friday
3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
1 to 7 p.m.

School Schedule
The rink will open at 1 p.m. on days when USD 383 has early release or is not in session.

Parks 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Lamb, Matt Parks Supervisor 785-587-2757
Mattox, David J. Forestry Supervisor 785-587-2757
Smithson, Casey Park Superintendent 785-587-2757
Kramer, Cody Horticulture Supervisor 785-587-2757

Recreation 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bayless, Zachary Recreation Supervisor - Arts and Humanities 785-587-2766
Maberry, Molli Recreation Coordinator - Arts and Humanities 785-587-2765
Mayer, Jeff Recreation Supervisor - Facilities 785-587-2759
McKee, Ryan Recreation Supervisor - Special Events/Tournaments 785-587-2768
Walters, Kelly Recreation Supervisor - Adult Sports 785-587-2769
Singhisen, Logan Recreation Supervisor - Youth Sports 785-587-2760
Haar, Andy Recreation Coordinator - Facilities 785-587-2756
Buchanan, Mike Activities Leader - Adult Sports 785-587-2755
Stanley, Phillip Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics 785-587-2758
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist - Aquatics 785-587-2457
Ziegenhirt, Derek Recreation Coordinator - Youth Sports 785-587-2739

Sunset Zoo  
Directions

2333 Oak Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2737

785-587-2730


Link: Sunset Zoo Website


T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter 
Directions

605 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2783


Link: Animal Shelter Page

Hours
Monday through Saturday
1 to 5:30 p.m.

Animal Control
Riley County Police
Phone: 785-537-2112, ext. 0 or wait for an operator
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Watkins, Deborah Director 785-587-2783