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

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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 is Back! At Manlius Village Centre 6pm-9:00pm on Friday nights: 1/24, 2/14(Valentines Day!), 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20. Activities include dinner, games, crafts, and a short movie. For Children ages 5+ Preregistration is required please click here for registration form. 

Village of Manlius Playground Program Registration:

Your kids starting at 3 years old will participate in a variety of activities, field trips, crafts and games through out both of our 3 week sessions. Both Village residents and non residents are welcome. 

Session 1: July 7- July 25 Morning 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. Afternoon program 12:30-3pm Mon-Thursday.

Session 2: July 28-August 15 Morning 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. Afternoon program is 12:30pm-3pm Mon-Thursday.

Rates per session:
Village Residents: $55 for morning & $20 afternoon Registration is open          Non Residents: $130 for morning & $50 afternoon. Registration begins 4/7/14

Registration forms available by clicking here

Easter Egg Hunt: April 19 9:30am at Manlius Village Centre. Bring your baskets and join us for Bagels with the Bunny, an egg hunt and prizes.

Baseball Spring camp: April 21st-25th 9am-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 or by calling Village of Manlius Recreation Department at 315-682-7887

Earth Day Village Clean up: April 12th meet us at the Manlius Village Centre at 9am to help us clean up the Village. Refreshments will be served. Call 315-682-7887 with any questions.

Bike and Blade Sale: April 26th 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 8th-Aug 7th 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! Registration forms available here Roster forms available here Softball rule book available here

 Senior Fishing Derby: May 17 Registration begins on site at 8 a.m. and the derby is from 9 a.m.-11a.m. located at Village Centre Pond behind the swan pond. Seniors 55+ bring your fishing poles and bait to catch the big one!

 Memorial Day Parade: May 26th at 11am in the Village of Manlius streets with ceremony to follow at Village of Manlius Centre. 

    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 2 (March 4th-April 24th)

Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Manlius Village Centre Auditorium

Village Residents:  $55/Non-Village Residents:  $65

Click here for Zumba sign-up sheet.

 that provides a wide variety of programs and events to the public. Position will be posted until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to: Village of Manlius Recreation Department One Arkie Albanese Ave Manlius NY 13104 or drop it off in the same location. Please direct inquiries to 315-682-7887 or

  Summer Employment

Counselors/Camp Directors: Are you interested in being a summer counselor for playgrounds? We are always looking for great counselors! We require a background check and a six week commitment: 7/7/2014-8/15/2014. Please fill out an application form here and either mail it to One Arkie Albanese Ave Manlius NY 13104 or drop it off at the Recreation office at the same address. Applications received by March 14th will be given priority. 

Counselors In Training(CIT) must be 14 by the start of camp. CIT is a volunteer position that allows participants to learn skills such as responsibility, leadership, and confidence. Participants gain the opportunity to build their resume and learn about being a summer counselor by shadowing other counselors and participating in activities. They will also gain experience by participating in the application and interview process.  Please fill out an application here and turn it in to the Clerk or Recreation office at Manlius Village Centre. Applications received by March 14th will be given priority.  

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 come play in the gym, with adult supervision.  There are basketballs, tricycles 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 an extensive playground apparatus, play volleyball, horseshoes, Bocce Ball, or softball - or just enjoy the spectacular scenery that Mill Run Park has to offer.

Perry Springs Park - Located 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.

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.


  • Patricia Sawmiller
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    (315) 682-7887
  • Janice Abdo-Rott
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    (315) 682-9171
  • Mark Noble
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    (315) 682-9171
  • Doug Hatch
  • Deb McGrew
  • Deb Renz
  • John Rott
  • Kelly Whorrall