Warner Park Master Plan

Master Plan Summary

Manhattan Parks and Recreation is working in collaboration with the LAR-320 Studio from the Landscape Architecture Department at Kansas State University. The LAR-320 Studio will develop multiple conceptual design alternatives for City staff to consider during the process of updating the Warner Park Master Plan. The purpose of the focus group was to share community member's perspectives on the park.

An open area in Warner Park

Five neighborhoods and three stakeholders were contacted and invited to attend the Warner Park Master Plan focus group. All those invited were able to attend the meeting. Neighborhoods represented include Miller Ranch, Warner Park/Arbor Heights, Cherry Hills, Lee Mill Heights, and OaktreeTownhomes. Representatives from the Little Apple Disc Golf Club, Manhattan High School Cross Country team and Kansas State University Cross Country team were also present. City staff present were Wyatt Thompson, Assistant Director of Parks & Rec; Casey Smithson, Park Superintendent; and Alfonso Leyva, Park Planner.

The Park Planner had seven questions prepared for the meeting. The first few were all that it took for the discussion to take off with ideas. The community members and students began interacting in a productive manner. Most of the points prepared by the Park Planner were covered during the hour-long meeting. The general consensus from the meeting corresponded with the survey data collected last year in the 2017 Warner Memorial Park Master Plan Neighborhood Survey Results.

Look at the Warner Park Survey results.

The LAR-320 Studio presented their final concepts on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 to the public during an open house. Concepts of " A Vision of Warner Park" will also be available prior to the City Commission meeting on April 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Master Plan Update

The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation administration is in the process of updating the Warner Park Master Plan. This past July, public meetings were held to discuss the first two concepts. Since then, the City has revised and combined the two concepts based on public feedback.

The City of Manhattan invites all interested persons to view the latest proposed design concept at one of the meetings listed below and provide input for the Warner Park Master Plan.

The latest concept will be available for viewing, questions, and feedback during an open house style meeting at the Warner Park Road entrance of the Park beginning at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday September 19, 2018. The weather alternative is at the Sunset Zoo.

The concept will also be available beginning at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Parks & Rec booth at Third Thursday on Poyntz.

Please feel free to stop by!