Goodnow Park

This neighborhood park was named after Isaac T. Goodnow, one of Manhattan's early founders and one of the organizers of Bluemont College, which is now Kansas State University.

The park is home to a modern playground, a shelter for group gatherings, and a tricycle loop. The park also includes picnic tables and ample open space that allows for a variety of outdoor activities.


Goodnow Park shelter has six built-in tables and one grill. Electricity and lights are available. A playground and drinking fountain are located adjacent to the shelter. Porta potty restrooms are available seasonally at this park.

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.

Facility, Field, Court and Shelter Reservation Forms

A playground in Goodnow Park

Size: 20.4 acres
Established: 1938
Location: 4th and Thurston

Park Amenities

  • Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Open space
  • Tricycle path
A shelter in Goodnow Park