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
Eastes, Eddie Director of Parks & Recreation, CPRP 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
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
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
Adams, Susan Director Email Susan Adams  785-587-2726
Garrett, Roy Exhibits/Operations Manager Email Roy Garrett  785-587-2729
Hildreth, Mary Guest Services/Membership Manager Email Mary Hildreth  785-587-2729
Bridenstine, Stephen Public Programs Coordinator Email Stephen Bridenstine  785-587-2729
Mertz, Jonathan Event Sales Coordinator Email Jonathan Mertz  785-587-2729
Cullers, Penny Gift Store Coordinator Email Penny Cullers  785-587-2729

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
Kramer, Cody Horticulture Supervisor 785-587-2757
Mattox, David J. Forestry Supervisor 785-587-2757
Smithson, Casey Park Superintendent 785-587-2757

Recreation 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist - Aquatics 785-587-2457
Buchanan, Mike Activities Leader - Adult Sports 785-587-2755
Haar, Andy Recreation Coordinator - Facilities 785-587-2756
Maberry, Molli Recreation Coordinator - Arts and Humanities 785-587-2765
Mayer, Jeff Recreation Supervisor - Facilities 785-587-2759
McKee, Ryan Recreation Supervisor - Special Events/Tournaments 785-587-2768
Stanley, Phillip Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics 785-587-2758
Walters, Kelly Recreation Supervisor - Adult Sports 785-587-2769
Ziegenhirt, Derek Recreation Coordinator - Youth Sports 785-587-2739

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
Watkins, Deborah Director 785-587-2783