Thursday, March 30, 2023

Other Activities

Stay updated on recreational activities in the community and surrounding area! 

The City Office has several Kansas travel & activity magazines and brochures available free of charge.

Items available are:

"Kansas Official Travel Guide 2018" "Kansas! Outdoors" " Byways of Kansas" 
"Kansas Scenic Byways Fun Facts" brochures about Architecture, Weather, Farms & Ranches
Kansas Official State Transportation Map 2017 - 2018
Your Guide to Exploring Kansas Farm Winderies 


Hiking and Nature

Konza Prairie;
South of Manhattan off of McDowell Creek Rd
3 hiking trails ranging from 2.5 to 6 miles.
No pets or bicycles are allowed on the trails.


Kansas Landscape Arboretum; 
South of Wakefield on the west side of Milford Reservoir. 
Open from 8 a.m. to dusk from March 1st to October 31st.
4 hiking trails, picnic area, brochure available from the kiosk at the entrance 

Camping and Water Recreation

Tuttle Creek State Park

Tuttle Creek Reservoir is the 2nd largest reservoir in the state,  holding 12,500 acres of water and about 100 miles of shoreline.  The park feature camping site from tents to RV Campers and Cabin rentals.  Numerous trails are available from hiking to mountain biking and equestrian, for exploring and enjoying Flint Hills environment.  Great fishing and boating opportunities are not to be be missed, with multiple fish species inhabiting the reservoir.

Milford State Park

Milford Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the state.  Holding 15,700 acres of water with many species of fish including, catfish, crappie, large mouth bass, white bass, small mouth bass, and  walleye, making it a great destination for anglers.  There is the 19,000 acre Steve Lloyd Refuge which provides habitat for multiple species of wildlife to observe.  The Milford Fish Hatchery and the Nature center located below the Dam, have interactive displays and educationsal exhibits.  Milford State Park is also a great destination for campers of all interests from tents and RVs to Cabin Rentals.  Photo courtesy of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.


Manhattan Ice Skating Rink

Manhattan's Ice Skating Rink at the Wefald Pavilion in Manhattan's City Park will be open from November 11th to February 21st.

Area Youth Athletic leagues and Associations

Greater Riley County Ball Association

    The Greater Riley County Ball Association organizes summer youth T-Ball, Baseball and Softball teams in Riley County so that local kids can play locally, host home games and not have to travel on weekends. GCRBA oversees all summer games and coordinates with the school to use the fields for practices and games.   GRCBA Facebook Page 

            Six Simple Rules for Sports Fan Behavior at Youth Sporting Events

            GRCBA Summer Registration forms 




(Please note baseball will be played in the Big 6 League this year)

Manhattan  Youth Sports

Manhattan Parks and Rec Youth Sports

Clay Center Youth Sports

Clay Center Youth Soccor Facebook page

Clay County Youth Basketball Association

Clay County Wrestling Club

Ft. Riley Youth Sports 

Ft. Riley Family and MWR

Youth sports and Fitness programs for CYS Registered Families.