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Manhattan Parks

Blue Earth Plaza

Blue Earth Plaza is located in Downtown Manhattan, and is the most entertaining and modern park. Pick up lunch at a nearby restaurant and enjoy a picnic in the park. 

Location: 300 Colorado Street 


  •  Large Water Feature with a display of music-synchronized laminar jets
  • Warming Fireplace
  • Event Plaza
  • Seasonal Shade Structure 
Bluemont Scenic Overlook

Bluemont Scenic Overlook has the best view of the city. The overlook offers a birds-eye view of the Eastside of Manhattan. You'll know you've found the spot, when you see the "Manhattan" letters. 

Location: Ehlers Road on Bluemont Scenic Drive


  • Picnic tables
  • Overlook
CiCo Park

CiCo Park is one of the biggest parks of Manhattan, and is home to the Riley County Fair. 

Location: Wreath and Kimball Avenue


  • 5 Baseball Fields
  • 3 Tennis Courts with Lights
  • Fitness Trail
  • Fairgrounds
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Community Center
  • Swimming Pool
City Park

City Park is located in the heart of Manhattan and nestled between Downtown and Aggieville. City Park is often the home for large outdoor events but is also the perfect place to enjoy a picnic in the shade. 

Location:  Poyntz Avenue & 11th Sreet


  • Splash Park
  • Aquatic Center
  • Two Shelters
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables and Grills
  • Three Ball Diamonds
  • 1-Mile Multi-Use Paved Trail
  • Outdoor Stage
  • Rose Garden
  • Sandlot Volleyball
  • Restrooms
Douglass Park

Before being used as a park and community center, Douglass Park was the site of a local schoolhouse. 

Location: 10th and Yuma


  • Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
Eisenhower Baseball Complex

Eisenhower Baseball Complex features features oversized, covered dugouts and a warning track around the entire perimeter.

Location: 800 Walters Drive


  • Baseball field
  • Restrooms
  • Concession stand
Frank Anneberg Park/ Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Frank Anneberg Park is located on the west side of Manhattan, and is the site of thousands of sports games every year. 

Location: 3801 Anderson


  • 4 Synthetic Turf Softball Fields
  • 2 Natural Turf Softball Fields
  • 7 Regulation Natural Turf Soccer Fields 
  • 1 Synthetic Turf Soccer Fields
  • 2 Covered Shelters
  • Grills
  • Playground (ADA accessible)
  • Jerry Dishman Fishing Lake
  • Perimeter Trail
  • Restrooms
Goodnow Park

Goodnow Park is named after Issac T. Goodnow, one of Manhattan's founders. 

Location: 4th and Thurston


  • Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tricycle Path
Griffith Park

Griffith Park was dedicated in 1936 and has provided numerous hours of sports entertainment to the community. 

Location: Fort Riley Boulevard and South Manhattan


  • Youth Baseball Fields
  • Youth Softball Fields
  • Soccer Fields
  • Restrooms
Long's Park

Long's Park has transformed over the years. In the early days, it was a popular resting place for travelers. In 1926, a service station was built in the northwest corner. In later years, part of the park was used as a trailer camp.   

Location: 17th Street and Yuma


  • Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Bathrooms
Northeast Community Park

Before becoming a park, Northeast Community Park was used for farming. Today the park still embraces its agricultural roots and is home to a native prairie grass exhibit. 

Location: 680 Knox Lane 


  • Picnic Shelter 
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Grill 
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Bathrooms 
  • Walking Trail 
  • Benches
  • ADA Accessible 
Northview Park

Northview Park is one of Manhattan's smallest parks 

Location: Griffith Drive and Blaker Street


  • Baseball Field
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shelter
  • Grill
  • Swimming Pool
Linear Trail

The longest trail in Manhattan, hop on this trail to experience the scenic sights of the Little Apple. Linear Trail runs parallel to the Kansas River, Big Blue River, and Wildcat Creek.

Distance: 9+ miles 

Surface: Paved & Gravel 

Activities: Walking, Running, and Cycling 


  • Kimball Avenue & Hudson Avenue
  • 3131 Anderson Avenue
  • Richards Drive
  • Casement Road & Hayes Road
  • US 24 & Blue River Levee Drive
  • Temple Lane
  • Pecan Circle
  • South Manhattan Avenue
Roger Schultz Community Park

Roger Schultz Community Park offers residents a truly unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Flint Hills without leaving the city.

Location: 2 Access Points 

  • Miller Parkway on the north
  • Loma Ridge Drive on the east. Parking is available only at the Loma Ridge entrance.


  •  1 Mile of Mowed Trails
  • 165 Feet Elevation Change 
  • Stunning Views of the Kansas River Valley 
Sojourner Truth Park

Sojourner Truth Park is the only park in Manhattan to feature a butterfly garden. 

Location: 10th and Pottawatomie


  •  Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Basketball
  • Butterfly Garden
Stagg Hill Park

Stagg Hill Park offers plenty of outdoor space for fitness and Family activities. 

Location: 3010 Irene Drive 


  • Walking, Jogging, and Biking Trail 
  • Playground
  • Water Fountains 
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills 
Warner Memorial Park

Warner Memorial Park is located on the southwest side of Manhattan and home to the cities first disc golf course. 

Location: Warner Park Road


  •  9-Hole Disc Golf Course 
  • Shelter
  • Grills
  • Open Space
  • Trails