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
Please scroll down for a listing of all of our upcoming events and programs
Download a copy of our spring flier here:
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.
Parents Night Out: Includes pizza, games, crafts, and play time in the gym at Manlius Village Centre. Parents Night out is March 27th, April 24th, and May 15th from 6-9pm. Preregistration is required. Registration form is available here
Volunteer for Parents Night Out here:
Easter Egg Hunt and Bagels with the Bunny April 4th 9:30am at Manlius Village Centre. Bring your baskets and join us for Bagels with the Bunny, an egg hunt and prizes. The egg hunt will happen at 9:30am followed by prizes, bagels/coffee and photos with the Easter Bunny. NO preregistration is required. Event is free and open to public.
Egg Hunt Locations
4 & Under: Gym in Village Centre
Ages 5-7: Parking lot below Sno Top
Ages 8-11: Book drop parking lot behind Library
All age groups begin at 9:30am
Want to help the easter bunny hide eggs or hand out prizes or food? Sign up to volunteer here:
Spring Baseball Camp: April 6th-10th 9 am-11am. Ages 7-12 Camp will be led by Len LaFollette. Camp will be held on FM Little League Fields on Stickley Drive (Wellwood Middle School on Inclement Days). Cost $50 for Village Residents, $60 Non Village Residents. Registration forms available here
Bike and Blade Sale: May 2nd 8-12noon at the Village of Fayetteville Fire house. Equipment drop off 8am-9:45am sale: 10am-noon. Bring your bikes and rollerblades to sell and/or purchase new ones! Please call 315-682-7887 with questions.
Adult Softball League: Thursdays May 7th-Aug 6th 6-8pm on High School Softball Fields. Women 18 years or older or out of high school are eligible. Get together a group of friends and form a team! information available 682-7887.
Summer Playground Registration Dates:
Village residents: March 23rd
Open registration: April 6th
Registration deadline: June 19th
Ages: 3 years old-8th grade
Session 1 : July 6th-24th
Session 2: July 27-Aug 14th
Morning program: Monday-Friday 9am-12noon
Afternoon program*: Monday-Thursday 12-3pm
*must be signed up for morning program to be in afternoon. For safety and scheduling reasons: no drop off will be allowed for afternoon program. Children must arrive at 9am. Playground is held at the recreation building 6 Stickley Drive in Manlius.
Rates per session:
Village of Manlius Residents: Morning: $60 Afternoon $25
Non Residents: Morning $135 Afternoon $55
Registraton forms: Here Please note: no forms will be accepted before the dates above.
Looking for experience in a Recreation office?! Want to learn how to plan large special events such as parades and celebrations? Looking to gain experience in running a summer day camp? The Village of Manlius Recreation Department is looking to fill a Part Time Assistant Director Internship. The intern will work 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible based on program need. The position runs April-August. Occasional evenings and weekends for events are required. The Assistant Director for the Parks and Recreation Department performs a variety of administrative duties and tasks relating to the effective operation of the department and the delivery of its services to the public. Assistant Director also helps plan and implement events and programs as needed.
The Village of Manlius Recreation Department is a small but dynamic office that provides a wide variety of programs and events to the public. Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Village of Manlius Recreation Department One Arkie Albanese Ave Manlius NY 13104 or drop it off in the clerk’s office in the same location. We will contact qualified applicants for interviews. Please direct inquiries to 315-682-7887 or email@example.com
The Village of Manlius summer Playground is an inclusive program for children ages 3 years to 8th grade. The morning program is 9am-12noon Monday- Friday. The afternoon program is 12:30-3pm Monday-Thursday.
Come work with us and create lasting friendships and memories while building your resume! Plan and conduct fun activities/field trips with your groups. Develop your leadership skills while you work with other staff members to lead children. Must be 16 by the start of camp.
Counselors in Training (CIT)
Learn leadership skills and gain confidence while having fun! Shadow other counselors to learn how to become a counselor. Learn to create a resume, interview and apply for a job. CIT is a volunteer position that allows participants to gain important life skills. Must be 14 by the start of camp.
How to apply:
We require a background check and a six week commitment: 7/6/15-8/14/15. Work hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm. Or Monday- Thursday 8:30am-3pm and Friday 8:30am-12:30 if you are an afternoon counselor. Please fill out an application form and submit it or mail it to One Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, New York 13104. Or forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still accepting applications .
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. 8 week sessions starting February 23rd. Village Residents $55 Non Village Residents $65. Registration forms available by clicking here
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 2 (March 10-April 28 2015) You can register at any time
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
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. 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.