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

                Parents Night Out

Parent’s Night Out Friday’s 5:45pm-8:30pm 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


            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!

Want to volunteer for Tree Lighting? sign up here: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Call the Clauses

Only on December 8&9 from 5-7pm Santa and Mrs Clause will be available to take your call!

Call the Clauses Dec 8th and 9th 5-7pm


Want to try a class but are not ready to sign up? Call the recreation Department we will arrange a trial class for you 315-682-7887.

Yoga Class

New! Monday 6-7pm Yoga class at Manlius Village Centre auditorium starting in January. Bring your water bottle and mat and join us for a fun class! Registration required.

Forms available here 

This class is designed for beginners or those new to yoga. Each class will include breathing and meditation exercises, warm-ups, postures and relaxation. Each class will highlight a different theme or principle to focus on during the session. 

The combination of breathing, stretching and holding the poses increases flexibility, balance and strength.  It also helps calm and relax the mind.

Participants should bring a yoga mat and water bottle. If you have blocks and a strap, please feel free to bring them as well. 

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 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 $30 Non Village Residents $40.

Registration forms available by clicking here 

Session 5: November 16-Dec 14 No class on Nov 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

 Session 5 is a 4 week session due to holidays. 

 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.


Zumba Fitness

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 6 (November 17-Dec 17 NO class the week of Nov 24 in observance of Thanksgiving) 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

Session 6 is a 4 week session due to holidays. 

Zumba Class Fees
Tuesday or Thursday class
Village Residents: $30
Non-Village Residents: $40

Tuesday & Thursday Class
Village Resident: $60
Non Resident: $80

Table Tennis Club

Adult Table Tennis Club

Meets Wednesdays 7pm-10pm

   Sundays 1pm-6pm

Annual Fee: $40 Village Residents $50 for Non Village Residents.
Registration ongoing until class limit of 24 people is reached. 

Would you like to see a youth/teen table tennis club? Let us know

Registration form available here


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