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The Manhattan Park District Aspires to Create Community Partnerships Built on Tradition
Our mission at the Park District is to provide quality recreation and education programs, facilities, parks and open space that meet the leisure needs and improve the quality of life for residents of Manhattan.  Facilities will be available to all residents and the interests and needs of all age groups will be addressed. 
 Contact Manhattan Park District Elected Officials at


  There are three (3) four year terms and One (1) two year unexpired term for the April 4, 2017 consolidated election. 

Nominating petitions will be available starting September 20, 2016 at the Manhattan Park District Recreation Center,

located at 397 S. State Street, Manhattan, Illinois. 

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The filing period for nominating petitions begins December 12, 2016 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2016.


 Recreation Center is located at and our mailing address is:

397 S. State Street,  Manhattan, IL 60442

Phone:  815-478-3324  

Fax:  815-478-3428

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The Round Barn Farm Park will be closed

due to Special Events on

October 18(evening) until October 24, 2016 

We apoligize for this inconvenience.


 upcoming events

 Manhattan Haunted Festival

haunted barn

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October 21 & 22, 2016

 Manhattan Fall Fest and Haunted Barn is a fundraiser that will offer a variety of seasonal entertainment. This large weekend event needs over 60 people to host. We offered multiple options for our constituents to best fit your family’s spooky desires.


$10.00 per person

You will experience the haunted forest, 4 acre corn maze, hayrack rides, a Halloween dance with the DJ, children’s duck race, cow milking experience, corn box, bonfire, tasty treats and drinks. On Saturday the Rat Rods will be there displaying their car’s while children can trunk-or-treat. 

$20.00 per person

Will provide you access to the Haunted Barn Only. You will experience a scare like never before. Imagine a barn that was built in 1898 and its spookiness in itself. We left all the original occupants and added a few more to really welcome you in for a scare of your life.


For more information 







Manhattan Park District

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"Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons."
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