Frank Anneberg Park / Twin Oaks Sports Complex
Frank Anneberg Park, located on the western perimeter of Manhattan, features a premier sports complex for softball and soccer, playground, picnic shelters, lake, and walking trail. Nearly 2,000 baseball/softball games and 650 soccer games are hosted in the park each year.
Twin Oaks Sports Complex, fields 1 through 4, feature synthetic turf infields with natural grass outfields and Musco energy-efficient lighting. A small playground, restrooms, concession stand and covered seating areas with picnic tables provide for player and spectator comfort.
Jim Colley Fields, located on the southern edge of the park, feature two natural turf softball/baseball fields, restrooms, and covered seating area with picnic tables.
Anneberg Soccer Complex includes 1 regulation synthetic turf field with spectator seating and Musco energy-efficient lighting. Seven additional natural turf fields provide for games and practices. Restroom facilities are located in the middle of the complex.
Jerry Dishman Lake, the park's stocked lake, provides area youth with fishing opportunities, with a limit of three fish per species per day.
The perimeter trail winds through sections of naturalized Kansas lowland areas, and is used by many runners and walkers who take pleasure in the natural beauty and wildlife the park offers.
The Anneberg Park playground, located near Shelter #1 and southwest of Dishman Lake, is one of Manhattan's largest play spaces. The playground is fully fenced and provides multiple areas for kids of all ages and abilities to play. Restrooms are available at the Jim Colley Fields and a porta potty is also available seasonally near the parking lot. A second playground located within the Twin Oaks Complex is available for patrons to use during baseball/softball tournaments.
Families and groups gather frequently at the two covered picnic shelters and many make use of the plentiful open space for individual and group activities.
Located at the south end of Jerry Dishman Lake, this shelter has 12 stationary tables and one large grill. Electricity and lights are available at the shelter. Restrooms are available to the west of the shelter at Jim Colley Fields (Twin Oaks 5 and 6 Ball Complex).
Located at the northwest corner of Jerry Dishman Lake, this shelter has six stationary tables and one large grill. No electricity is available at this shelter. Restrooms are available to the west of the shelter at Jim Colley Fields (Twin Oaks 5 and 6 Ball Complex).
Hours and Reservations
All park shelters are open during regular park hours for public use. Exclusive use is always granted to those who have obtained a reservation permit through the Parks and Recreation office. Daily reservation information is posted in the kiosk outside of each shelter for reference and a copy of your receipt will also be provided at time of payment.
Frank Anneberg Park was one of the projects funded from Manhattan's 1986 Quality of Life Bond Issue. In 2016 a nearly $3 million upgrade including synthetic turf and energy-efficient lighting was completed.
Size: 104 acres
Location: 3801 Anderson
- 4 synthetic turf softball fields
- 2 natural turf softball fields
- 7 regulation natural turf and 1 synthetic turf soccer fields
- 2 covered shelters
- Playground inside sports complex
- Playground (ADA accessible)
- Jerry Dishman Fishing Lake
- Trail: 1.9 miles