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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a copy of our Fall/Winter flier here
Village of Manlius residents pay a discounted rate for classes and programs. Click here for a list of Village of Manlius streets.
We are looking for volunteers to help feed the fish on Saturdays and Sundays at the Perry Spring Fish Hatchery. Call 315-682-7887 if you are interested!
Wicked Woods: Get in the spooky spirit on Saturday, October 25 from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Green Lakes State Park. The event will have Halloween fun for all ages: Halloween Head Quarters with crafts, face painting and more 4-7pm! The Trick or Treat Trail 4-6pm (costumes encouraged), a Haunted Trail 6-7:30pm (for braver participants), and weather permitting a bonfire on the beach. See our flier here
Ski and Skate Sale The Villages of Manlius and Fayetteville will hold their annual Ski & Skate Sale on Saturday, November 15 from 10am to 12pm in the Manlius Village Centre auditorium and gym. Stop by for the 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! 25% of sale will go to recreational programming(note: we do not accept straight skis or helmets). Equipment drop off times are Thursday, November 13 from 1-4pm and 5-8pm and Friday, November 14 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.
Christmas Tree Lighting: Sunday December 7 3-6pm at Manlius Village Centre. Join the Village of Manlius for an evening of holiday fun. Enjoy food and refreshments, holiday crafts and 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!
Daddy Daughter Dance: Friday February 6th 6-9pm at Manlius Village Centre. Dads bring your daughters aged 3+ out for a fun night of dancing, and bonding! Registration is required by January 30th. Registration form available here
Village Resident Couples:
$15 for one couple(dad and daughter)
$20 per couple plus one daughter
$25 per couple plus two or more daughters
Non Village Resident Couples:
$25 per couple
$30 per couple plus one daughter
$35 per couple plus two or more daughters
Adult Exercise Classes
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!
Session 5 (Sept 9-Oct 30)
Tuesdays 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
Click here for Zumba sign-up sheet.
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.
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 come 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.
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. We are looking for volunteers to help feed the fish on Saturdays and Sundays at the Perry Spring Fish Hatchery. Call 315-682-7887 if you are interested!
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.