Photo Scavenger Hunt

Park & Rec Month Photo Contest

July is Park & Rec Month!

Celebrate all the awesomeness of Manhattan Parks & Rec with us this July by getting out into parks, on the trails, and participating in programs and special events! Parks and Rec Departments across the nation offer their communities countless benefits.

This July, we are offering a month-long photo scavenger hunt challenge and Facebook cover photo contest. Check out the photo prompts and start taking your photos, it’s that easy! Complete some or all of the activities in July…either way, you’ll be out enjoying the fresh air and our beautiful little city!

The top three photos will receive a Parks & Rec goodie bag at the end of the month!

Take a photo of you (and your family and friends):

  1. Attending an Arts in the Park performance (band must be in the photo)
  2. Celebrating July 4th
  3. At a pollinator pocket
  4. With a public art piece (get creative!)
  5. At one of the new recreation centers
  6. At a Parks & Rec event
  7. Participating in a program or sport
  8. At one of the waterparks
  9. At a splash park
  10. At the Flint Hills Discovery Center
  11. At Sunset Zoo
  12. With a pet at a park (doesn’t have to be your pet!)
  13. On your favorite trail
  14. In your favorite park
  15. In front of something historic


  • The scavenger hunt runs July 1 thru 31.
  • All photos must include people (pets are ok, too).
  • Get creative...and have FUN!
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions.
  • Photos must be submitted via email to and may not be larger than 1MB each. NOTE: we can only accept emails less than 7MB, so you may need to send more than one!
  • All photos will be entered into the Facebook cover photo contest: Mondays in July we will select a winning photo to use for the Manhattan Parks & Rec Facebook page cover photo.