Welcome to the Village of Manlius Parks And Recreation Department web page. Recreation is an important part of our community as it fosters relationships in a happy and healthy environment.  We take pride in offering top-notch, year-round recreational, educational and social programs for individuals of all ages that are affordable and accessible to all. The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information, call The Recreation Director Patty Sawmiller at (315) 682-7887 or email at

Please scroll down for a listing of all of our upcoming events and programs

Please call the Clerk's Office at 315-682-9171 for information about reserving space in any of our facilities. 

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We are always looking for assistance with our events and programs. Please click on the volunteerspot buttons below to sign up or call 315-682-7887 if you see a program you want to help with!

Village of Manlius residents pay a discounted rate for classes and programs.  Click here for a list of Village of Manlius streets.


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Upcoming Events


             Children's Fishing Derby


Fall Kids Fishing Derby Saturday October 17th Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the derby is from 9 a.m.-11a.m. located at Village Centre Pond behind the swan pond.  Kids ages 5-15 bring fishing poles and bait to catch the big one! Sponsored by the Village of Manlius, the FM Rod and Gun Club, Manlius Police Benevolent Society.

                Parents Night Out


Parent’s Night Out Friday’s 5:45pm-8:30pm Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, and January 15. Drop your kids ages 5+ off for a night of fun while you get the night out! Pizza dinner, gym games, crafts, and a short movie are all included. Registration form here 

Want to volunteer for Parents night out? Click here Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

                 Wicked Woods Event

Wicked Woods Saturday October 24th 4-8pm at Green Lakes State Park. Join us for some spooky family friendly fun! 

4-6pm Trick or Treat Trail: Along the beach. Participants are encouraged to dress up. Local businesses will be on hand to pass out goodies. 

4-7pm Halloween Headquarters at the Old Administration Building. there will be crafts, mystery wall, Face painting and bounce houses!

6:30-7:30pm Haunted Trail at Tulip Hill(for older braver participants) The dead are walking!!

7-8pm Bonfire on the Beach! 

Want to include your business in the Trick or Treat Trail? Click here for a registration form

We need volunteers to help with Wicked Woods! sign up here: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Please note all volunteers must have  a background check. 

               Ski and Skate Sale Nov 14 10am-12pm

Ski and Skate Sale the Villages of Manlius and Fayetteville will hold their annual Ski & Skate Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 10am to 12pm in the Manlius Village Centre auditorium and gym. Stop by for great deals on ski and skate equipment!

All are welcome to drop off gently used skis, snowboards, and ice skates to sell: set your own prices! Note: we do not accept straight skis or helmets. 

Equipment drop off times are Thursday, November 12 from 1-4pm and 5-8pm and Friday, November 13 from 11am to 6pm. Drop off is at the Manlius Village Centre. Owners that do not wish to donate their equipment must be able to return after the sale ends on Saturday at noon.

Want to volunteer for the sale? click here: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


            Christmas Tree Lighting

 Tree Lighting Sunday December 6, 3-6p.m. at Manlius Village Centre. Join the Village of Manlius for an evening of holiday fun at the Manlius Village Centre. Enjoy food, refreshments, holiday crafts, games, photos with Santa, and story time with Miss Karen from the Manlius Library. The Wellwood Voices Choir will lead us in singing your favorite Christmas carols before we light the tree!


Tae Kwon Do Logo New! Want to learn a new skill? Try our new Tae Kwon Do Club! Ages 10- adult. Monday Nights 6:00pm-7:30pm. At Manlius Village Centre. Village Residents $55 Non Village Residents $65.

 Registration forms available by clicking here 

Session 4: September 14-November 9th 

 Class Description: The Village of Manlius Tae Kwon Do Club practices the Chung Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do as brought to the United States by Grandmaster Duk Sung Son.  Class is taught by Paul Rogers, a 2nd degree black belt student of Grandmaster Son’s, and is overseen by Grandmaster Pete Michaelson.  This is a traditional style of Tae Kwon Do that is a great form of exercise and teaches effective self defense.  Chung Do Kwan is based on six core tenets of Speed, Balance, Power, Focus, Control, and Relaxation that are developed by the activities that we practice in class.  The class is broken down into a short run and stretching to warm up, basic techniques, forms, free style sparring, three step sparring and finally a warm down.  There is no offensive contact during the sparring sessions to reinforce the focus and control aspects of the martial art, as well as for the safety of all students.  Please join us for a fun and exciting class.



Join Zumba, the latest, hottest class to sweep the fitness world.  Move to the energizing rhythm of Latin music.  Have fun while working out and burning calories. Zumba is novice friendly and easy to follow.  Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle! Registration is ongoing. 

Click here for Zumba registration form.

Session 5 (September 15-November 3) You can register for zumba at any time during the session. 


Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Manlius Village Centre Auditorium

Zumba Class Fees
Tuesday or Thursday class
Village Residents: $55
Non-Village Residents: $65

Tuesday & Thursday Class
Village Resident: $110
Non Resident: $130


Beautification Committee

Village of Manlius Beautification Committee

The Village of Manlius Beautification Committee is a volunteer group dedicated to improving the quality of life in the village with flowers. We plan, plant, and maintain the roadside planters, as well as the in-ground plantings around the Village Center and major intersections. We are always looking for volunteers!

Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, village resident or not, we welcome your help! Please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 682-7887, or one of the co-chairs: Karen Ogborn (682-0836) or Marcia Rahim (663- 4004) for more information.

Open Gym

The gymnasium at the Manlius Village Centre is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Friday 10am-Noon for anyone who would like to play in the gym, with adult supervision.  There are basketballs, balls, and other great toys for your little ones to play with. Please check the events calendar here for possible cancellations. 

Village Parks and Buildings

Please call the Clerk's Office at 315-682-9171 for more information about reserving space in any of our facilities. 

Village Centre - The Village Centre located at 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., features an indoor gymnasium and an auditorium that can be rented by non-profit organizations or used to host village sponsored events. The well-known Swan Pond, a softball and soccer field, the amphitheater, and a small playground can all be found at Village Centre.  After spending time at the Centre, walk down to the Centre Pond where children and seniors can fish on certain days of the week with a permit from the clerk’s office.  Centre Pond has a beautiful path around it that will lead you to the Village Swan Pond.  Come and meet Faye and Manny, our resident swans.  If you want to feed the ducks there are feeders available to the public.

Mill Run Park - Located at the very end of Mill Street, Mill Run Park offers a large variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Book a family get-together at the Whorrall Pavilions, bring your fishing pole, enjoy our playground, play volleyball, horseshoes, Bocce Ball, or softball - or just enjoy the spectacular scenery that Mill Run Park has to offer. Please click here for our Mill Run map and brochure.

Perry Springs Park and Fish Hatchery - Located on Park Drive in the middle of the village, Perry Springs Park offers hiking trails and a beautiful pond where you can sit and relax.  Additionally, Perry Springs is home to the Village Fish Hatchery which offers a unique view of different varieties of trout in different stages of growth. Come feed our fish on a Saturday morning and get a firsthand look at the inner-workings of the hatchery. Click here for a copy of the Perry Springs Flier.

Recreational Building - Located at 6 Stickley Drive, this building is a perfect place to hold a small civic meeting or a large family party. With two rooms of different sizes, the Rec. Building can be used by the public for a variety of different events as well as host the village's ever-popular summer playground program. With an extensive group of ball-fields just outside the door, as well as a covered pavilion, the Rec. Building is a perfect venue for an indoor or outdoor celebration. Please click here for rental form and rates. 


  • Patricia Sawmiller
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    (315) 682-7887
  • Tom Pilewski
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    (315) 682-9171
  • Doug Hatch
  • Deb McGrew
  • Cheryl Haggerty
  • Mary Sager
  • John Rott
  • Kelly Whorrall