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Programs at the Manhattan Park District, Manhattan, IL

The Den

Welcome to The Den, Manhattan Park District’s before and after school program! The Den is a positive and exciting environment for your children to spend time with friends, work on homework, learn new games and activities, make art and science projects, and play! The Den’s curriculum is rooted in engaging and encouraging growth through positive social interaction, physical movement and activity, and learning through play.



Join the fun with MPD Camps! The Park District offers summer camps for ages 3 - 11 and holiday camps for K-5th grade, complete with optional before and after care. Camps are instructed by caring professionals who create an environment of adventure and fun, while encouraging positive social development, physical activity and emotional well-being. Campers create long-lasting friendships while learning new skills, playing favorite games, expressing creativity, and making lifelong memories!Summer campers enjoy weekly field trips and fun at Central Park Splash Pad. Camps are held at Central Park and the Hansen Community Center. Installment billing options are available for summer camps.


Welcome to the MPD Dance Academy! Whether you have a budding ballerina or a hip hopping tween, MPD Dance Academy provides dance instruction and performance for all levels of experience. Dance programs are designed for ages 3 years and older, and genres range from ballet and jazz to hip hop. Our year-round dance program takes place at the Hansen Community Center Dance Studio and comprises four program seasons, with the winter and spring sessions

Health and Fitness

Youth & Adult fitness programs take place at the Hansen Community Center Studio and range include Yoga, Zumba, Barre, Pilates, Boot Camp and more!


Guide to Athletics at Manhattan Park District, Manhattan, Illinois. Includes Youth & Adult leagues, Baseball, T-Ball, Flag Football, Basketball...