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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Summer 2015




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

  Mother Son Picnic

Mother Son Picnic will be held at the front pavillion at Mill Run Park. Mill Run Park is located at the end of Mill St in Manlius. 

Kids Fishing Derby

Summer Baseball Camp

Summer Baseball Camp July 6-10th 9am-12 noon. Ages 7-12 on Little League fields on Stickley Dr. Camp will be taught by Len Lafollette. Registration form available by clicking 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. Please see a Map of the parade route here

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park! Join us on July 21st and August 11th for an outdoor movie. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Village Centre Amphitheater located on Arkie Albanese Ave behind the swan pond. First 25 people will get free popcorn from Funflicks!

4th of July time line 


4th of July bike decorating contest

4th of July Bike Decorating Contest: registration form here 

         Stickley Chair Race Registration form here



1.    Sun with landscape and dates of program

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

Registration deadline: June 19th

Ages: 3 years old-8th grade

Red Group: 3 years-Kindergarten
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 3 week session:

Village of Manlius Residents: Morning: $60 Afternoon $25
                      Non Residents: Morning $135 Afternoon $55 

Registration forms: Here  


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