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

8 am to 5 pm


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Stewart, Aaron Director of Parks and Recreation Email Aaron Stewart  (785) 587-2757  
Fritzson, Janelle Operations Supervisor Email Janelle Fritzson  (785) 587-2762  
Renner, Chelsea Sr. Administrative Assistant Email Chelsea Renner  (785) 587-2754  
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, David Douglass Center Director Email Dave Baker  (785) 587-2777  
Thomas, Dereck Recreation Supervisor Email Dereck Thomas  (785) 587-2773  
Kellermann, Kyliah Recreation Coordinator Email Kyliah Kellermann  (785) 587-2773  

Flint Hills Discovery Center 
Directions

315 S 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2726




Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Adams, Susan Flint Hills Discovery Center Director Email Susan Adams  (785) 587-2741  
Bridenstine, Stephen Assistant FHDC Director/Development Email Stephen Bridenstine  (785) 587-2742  
Dreher, Sally Curator of Education Sally Dreher - Curator of Education  (785) 587-2726 ext. 5603  
Colburn, Kat FHDC Education Supervisor Kat Colburn - FHDC Education Supervisor  (785) 587-2726 ext. 5608  
Cullers, Penny FHDC 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 Exhibits/Operations Manager Email Roy Garrett  (785) 587-2726 ext. 5606  
Hildreth, Mary FHDC Guest Services & Membership Manager Email Mary Hildreth  (785) 587-2726 ext. 5609  
Mertz, Jonathan Event Supervisor Email Jonathan Mertz  (785) 587-2726 ext. 5607  
Likes, Deanna Marketing Coordinator Email Deanna Likes  (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
Smithson, Casey Park Superintendent Email Casey Smithson  (785) 587-2771  
Cornelius, Chelsea Sr. Administrative Assistant Email Chelsea Cornelius  (785) 340-3314  
Kramer, Cody Horticulture Supervisor Email Cody Kramer  (785) 587-2778  
Mattox, David J. Forestry Supervisor Email David J. Mattox  (785) 587-2757  
Meis, Kelly Aquatics Supervisor Email Kelly Meis  (785) 587-2779  
Western, Dave Park Supervisor Email Dave Western  (785) 587-2789  

Recreation 

785-587-2757




Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Curtis, Chris Recreation Superintendent Email Chris Curtis  (785) 587-2763  
Faustman, Jaimie Administrative Assistant Email Jaimie Faustman  (785) 340-5651  
Baker, Sydni Recreation Specialist (Aquatics) Email Sydni Baker  (785) 587-2457  
Haar, Andy Recreation Supervisor (Facilities) Email Andy Haar  (785) 587-2756  
Anderson, Trey Recreation Coordinator (Facilities) Email Trey Anderson  (785) 587-2739  
Callaway, Joseph Recreation Supervisor (Instructional Programs) Email Joseph Callaway  (785) 587-2755  
Burroughs, Tyler Recreation Supervisor (Sports) Email Tyler Burroughs  (785) 587-2769  
Ubel, Caleb Recreation Coordinator (Sports) Email Caleb Ubel  (785) 340-3616  
McCarter, Ramsey Recreation Coordinator (Sports) Email Ramsey McCarter  (785) 340-3415  

Sunset Zoo  
Directions

2333 Oak Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-2737

785-587-2730

Email Sunset Zoo
Link: Sunset Zoo Website