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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Annual Water Quality Report Released

Water Quality Report

The 2014 Water Quality Report has been released. It shows no violations of Manhattan's drinking water for the 20th year in a row.

The report is based on tests...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

2014 Annual Report Now Available

2014 Annual Report

The 2014 City of Manhattan Annual Report recaps the accomplishments of all nine departments and highlights important projects that occurred during the 2014 calendar year.

Manhattan experienced significant growth and investment in public and private sec...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Fire Hydrant Flowing to Begin

Manhattan Fire Department

The Manhattan Fire Department will start its annual fire hydrant maintenance program soon. Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the city until late fall.

The fire hydrants are flowed every year to ensure their proper operation a...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2014

North Manhattan Avenue Improvements Underway

North Manhattan Avenue construction

Construction on North Manhattan Avenue continues, and two changes to traffic flow will occur in April.

Beginning April 9, Keen Street will be closed for construction. Access to the Blue Hills neighborhood from North Manhattan Avenue will be via Blue Hi...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Take the Irrigation Initiative

Water demand increases sharply in the summer months, largely due to irrigation. Average daily demand during July and August is 10.75 million gallons per day (MGD), more than double the average winter month demand of 5.13 MGD, based on average daily demand...Read on...

Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Nelson is selected as member of inaugural CYSA Leadership Committee


The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has announced the formation of an inaugural CYSA Leadership Committee. The committee consists of Certified Youth Sports Administrators (CYSAs) from around the world dedicated to operating youth sports programs...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Thompson appointed to Governor's Council on Fitness


Kansas Health & Environment Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., appointed Wyatt Thompson, MPRD park planner, to the Governor’s Council on Fitness, with a three-year term beginning in 2015.

“We appreciate the time and expertise these talented new member...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Galvan, Smithson and Nelson earn national certifications

Manhattan Parks and Recreation staff members have earned national certifications which recognize the level of professional credential and dedication to the parks and recreation field.

Tammy Galvan, Administrative Coordinator/Human Resources, has achiev...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Float the Kansas River


Register today for a float tour of the Kansas River in your canoe or kayak! Bring your own or rent one from one of the available providers. Lifejackets are required.

We’ll depart from the boat ramp at Linear Trail Head around 8am and arrive at St. Geor...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Summer Activities Guide


Manhattan Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons, aquatic classes, youth summer theater, adult co-rec kickball and more! Browse our Summer Activities Guide to see what's available.

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

CiCo Park Construction Project Underway

CiCo Park is a popular year-round destination. In early 2015, a project addressing downstream flooding by constructing two detention basins in the park will be completed. While this construction will create temporary inconvenience for park users, the resu...Read on...