Park Projects

The projects below are current projects in development with Manhattan Parks and Recreation. To learn more about each project, please visit the project pages. If you have questions or would like to provide feedback we encourage you to contact Assistant Director, Wyatt Thompson, or contact Park Planner Alfonso Leyva . You may also call Manhattan Parks and Recreation at 785-587-2754.

We appreciate community involvement and participation in the development of all our projects.

  1. Parks
  2. Trails
  3. Facility Improvements
  4. Community Led Projects


Warner Memorial Park Master Plan

Since the City acquired Warner Memorial Park, several master plans (1966, 1978, 1987, 1992, 2002) have recommended changes to the Park. The City of Manhattan staff in 2002 prepared the most recent 10-year master planIn 2015, a review of the Park was completed as part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Facility Improvement Plan (SFIP). The SFIP agreed with the 2002 master plan that the Park should remain a natural area. The SFIP also recommended an updated Park master plan to investigate passive recreation opportunities.

To learn more about this project, please visit the Park Master Plan page.

Ledgestone Park Grading Project

Grading and seeding is completed at Ledgestone Park and Roger Schultz Park sites located along Miller Parkway. Rock fill and topsoil from several City street, water, and storm sewer projects was hauled to these sites to create a two-acre open space in Ledgestone Park and a two-acre open space in Schultz Park. Work was completed in July 2019. The Parks division will continue work in the area over the next few growing seasons to improve the quality of turf grass on both sites.

Roger Schultz Community Park

Loma Ridge Improvements Phase 1 is currently in design. The Loma Ridge park entrance is close to many homes and is already being used to access existing park trails. This project will include a gravel parking area, stormwater management features, fire department access, trails, native landscaping, and rough grading of the site for future phases. These improvements will enhance park access and prepare the site for future park amenities. Bidding and construction are anticipated to occur later in 2019.

Playground Resurfacing

Four playgrounds received new Playground Grass surfacing this summer. The project is completed and all four playgrounds are open.

•    Northview Playground - NOW OPEN 

•    Northeast Playground - NOW OPEN 

•    Goodnow Playground - NOW OPEN                       

•    Anneberg Playground - NOW OPEN

Goodnow playground with new surfaceGoodnow Park with new playground surfacing 

City Park Projects

The following projects were completed for Summer 2019:

  * Painting of the Splashpark

  * New flooring in the public restroom

  * Playground surfacing repairs

The Johnny Kaw Plaza is currently under construction, with anticipated completion Fall 2019. 

Northeast Park Irrigation & Lighting

The Strategic Facility Improvement Plan identified park lighting and irrigated soccer field turf as priority projects for Northeast Community Park. The City is working with Schwab-Eaton, P.A. and Orazem Scalora Engineering to design irrigation and lighting improvements.

VMI Land Tract

The City of Manhattan acquired this 99-acre site on the side of Highway K-18 in April 2019. The City envisions using the land for open space and trail connectivity in the southwest part of the community. A master plan study to determine additional uses and park amenities will occur in the future.