Park Master Plans

100 Dix Drive 


The City of Manhattan acquired the property at 100 Dix Drive in 2017. The area is within a FEMA floodplain and will be managed as open space by Manhattan Parks and Recreation. The City hosted neighborhood meetings in 2017 to inform neighborhood residents about the acquisition and hear their ideas to turn the 0.2-acre site into a neighborhood amenity. The Master Plan documents this community engagement and the conceptual design process for the park. Then Plan recommends passive park amenities such as seating, landscaping, and signage to be developed at the site. 

View the final Dix Drive Master Plan by clicking the here

City Park Master Plan 


This updated master plan is a long-range vision for City Park. Established in 1857, City Park is one of the oldest parks in Manhattan, Kansas. The park has seen many transformations through its 160-year existence. The master plan responds to the site’s history, existing conditions, and community-identified priorities. This document begins with site inventory and analysis. Subsequent chapters describe community engagement efforts and concept development. The closing chapters describe the plan’s recommendations, phased implementations, and budget estimate.

The City Park Master Plan can be viewed  by clicking the link here.
Appendix Documents can be viewed by clicking the link here.

Roger Schultz Community Park Master Plan 

The Roger Schultz Community Park (formerly known as the Park at Lee Mill Heights)  is an undeveloped 93-acre tract in the southwest quadrant of the city. The parkland is owned by the City of Manhattan and was annexed in 2015. It was acquired through a combination purchase and land donation. There are two public access points: from Miller Parkway on the north and Loma Ridge Drive, on the east. The site is comprised of rolling prairie with steep slopes and deep, wooded ravines. There is approximately 165 feet of elevation change on the site.The Master Plan includes information on the site's history, analysis of the existing conditions, and recommendations for future park improvements. 

The Master Plan of Roger Schultz Community Park can be viewed by clicking the link here. 
Appendix Documents can be viewed by clicking the link here. 

Warner Park Master Plan (in process)  

City Staff is continuing the process to update the Master Plan for Warner Park. The latest concept, Coralberry, consolidates the two previous concepts based on public feedback and the proposed disc golf layout by HouckDesign.

Coralberry Concept can be viewed by clicking this link 


Colorado Park Master Plan (Historic Courthouse Square)


This Master Plan for Colorado Park (Historic Courthouse Square) is inspired by the 2001 Master Plan, a
2012 concept plan, details of the historic jail, and analysis of historic aerial photography. The proposed
concept seeks to capitalize on ideas proposed in these earlier plans and design elements that were once
a major part of the site to re‐establish a similar environment while accommodating current needs.
Master Plan Narrative can be viewed by clicking this link 
Master Plan can be viewed by clicking this link

Strategic Facility Improvement Plan


The Parks and Recreation Strategic Facility Improvement Plan provided a comprehensive look at Manhattan’s recreation facilities and programs. The plan evaluates existing indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, assesses the community’s needs for improved places to play, and proposes strategies to enhance existing (or possibly build new) sport courts, fields and gyms that the entire community will benefit from. 
Strategic Facility Improvement Plan