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

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Village of Manlius Recreation Spring events



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.


Upcoming Events

  Parents Night Out

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:

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Jr Firefighter Boot Camp

Junior Firefighter Bootcamp Registration is open! Camp runs July 20-24 9-3pm with a ceremony on Saturday July 25th. Children in the FM school district entering grades 4-8th will learn what is like to be a firefighter/emt! This program is Free and open to children in the Fayetteville Manlius School District. Please click here for flier with more information. 

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. Game Schedule click here

Parade will take place on East Seneca and Fayette Streets. Ceremony after the parade on Arkie Albanese ave at the Village Centre Memorial. If your group would like to participate in the parade please contact the Recreation Office 315-682-7887.

4th of July bike decorating contest

4th of July Bike Decorating Contest: registration form here 



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We are looking forward to another fun year of: field trips, arts, crafts, gym games, field games, and loads more fun activities! Please contact the recreation department for more information about what your children will be doing this summer! 682-7887

Summer Playground Registration Dates:

Village residents: March 23rd 
Open registration: April 6th 

Registration deadline: June 19th

Ages: 3 years old-8th grade

Red Group: 3 years-Kindergarden
Blue Group: 1st and 2nd Grade
Orange Group: 3rd and 4th grade
Green Group: 5th-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 

Registration forms: Here  

Beach Ball Summer Employment  Smiling Sun

Assistant Director: 

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  

bubble gum in whipped cream pie contestGreen Group Counselors

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. 

Counselors/Camp Directors: 
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 

We are still accepting applications . 

Application Form


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 2: April 27-June 22. No class on 5/25 in observance of Memorial Day 

 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


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. 

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