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 Additional Phone
Eastes, Eddie Director of Parks & Recreation Email Eddie Eastes  785-587-2757  
Thompson, Wyatt Assistant Director, PLA, ASLA, CPRP Email Wyatt Thompson  785-587-2767  
Clifford, Randi Recreation Director Email Randi Clifford  785-587-2763  
Fritzson, Janelle Operations Officer Email Janelle Fritzson  785-587-2762  
Leyva, Alfonso Park Planner Email Alfonso Leyva  785-587-2740  

785-587-2757

Link: Cemeteries Page



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

Douglass Community Recreation Center 
Directions

925 Yuma Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2773

Link: Douglas Community Recreation Center Page



Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Baker, Dave Douglass Community Center Director Email Dave Baker  785-587-2777  

Flint Hills Discovery Center 
Directions

315 S 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2726




Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Adams, Susan Director Email Susan Adams  785-587-2741  
Bridenstine, Stephen Assistant Director/Development Email Stephen Bridenstine  785-587-2742  
Colburn, Kat Education Supervisor Kat Colburn - Education Supervisor  785-587-2726 ext. 5608  
Cullers, Penny Gift Store Coordinator Email Penny Cullers  785-587-2726 ext. 5604  
Doyle, Zac Facility Technician Zac Doyle - Facility Technician  785-587-2726 ext. 5605  
Garrett, Roy Senior Exhibits/Operations Manager Email Roy Garrett  785-587-2726 Ext. 5606  
Hildreth, Mary Guest Services/Membership Manager Email Mary Hildreth  785-587-2726 ext. 5609  
Mertz, Jonathan Event Supervisor Email Jonathan Mertz  785-587-2726 ext. 5607  
Snyder, Emma Marketing Coordinator Email Emma Snyder  785-587-2726 ext. 5610  

Ice Rink 
Directions

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

785-587-2747

Link: Ice Rink Page


Parks 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Franks, Andrew Park Executive Secretary Email Andrew Franks  785-587-2779  
Kramer, Cody Horticulture Supervisor Email Cody Kramer  785-587-2778  
Mattox, David J. Forestry Supervisor Email David J. Mattox  785-587-2757  
Smithson, Casey Park Superintendent Email Casey Smithson  785-587-2771  
Western, Dave Park Supervisor Email Dave Western  785-587-2359  

Recreation 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist - Aquatics Email Sydni Baker  785-587-2457  
Bammes, Mike Recreation Coordinator (Interim) - Youth Sports Email Mike Bammes  785-587-2739  
Buchanan, Mike Recreation Coordinator - Adult Sports Email Mike Buchanan  785-587-2755  
Haar, Andy Recreation Supervisor - Youth Sports Email Andy Haar  785-587-2756  
Maberry, Molli Recreation Supervisor - Arts and Humanities Email Molli Maberry   785-587-2765  
Mayer, Jeff Recreation Supervisor - Facilities 785-587-2759  
McKee, Ryan Recreation Supervisor - Special Events/Tournaments Email Ryan McKee  785-587-2768  
Stanley, Phillip Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics Email Philip Stanley  785-587-2758  
Walters, Kelly Recreation Supervisor - Adult Sports Email Kelly Walters  785-587-2769  
Westerman, Amy Recreation Coordinator (Interim) - Facilities Email Amy Westerman  785-587-2761  

Sunset Zoo  
Directions

2333 Oak Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2737

785-587-2730

Email Sunset Zoo
Link: Sunset Zoo Website


T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter 
Directions

605 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2783

Email the Animal Shelter
Link: Animal Shelter Page

Animal Control
Riley County Police
Phone: 785-537-2112, ext. 0 or wait for an operator

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Caulk, Bryce Director Email Bryce Caulk  785-587-2783