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2022 Conference Socials:

Branch Awards Social Hour
Wednesday- 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We will gather together to celebrate the Branch Awards over drinks and snacks. From admin to recreation, we will honor outstanding programs and professionals from across the state. Location to be determined.


Photo Credit: Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Downtown Manhattan Pub Crawl
Wednesday- 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Come enjoy fellowship with your park and recreation friends while touring great bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan. Visit fun places like AJ’s Pizzeria, Finn’s Pub, Tallgrass Tap house, Bourbon & Baker, Five, El Patron, Pool House Kitchen & Bar, Wine Dive + Kitchen, and Manhattan Brewing Company.

Sponsored by Vireo.

The Olympics
Thursday- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A KRPA tradition is back by popular demand- the 2022 Manhattan Olympics!  These Olympic games cultivate the park and recreation professional, through sports and mental challenges, and contribute to world peace. (Well, maybe not world peace but the joy of the KRPA family.) 32 five-person* teams will compete in challenges from The Great Corn-holio to Logomania. Entry forms MUST be returned by 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 14. Only the first 32 teams to enter will be accepted. Registration required here: 2022 KRPA Olympics Registration Form.pdf
Don’t have a team, but want to play?  Sign up as an individual…we will help to get you on a team.

Eligible entrants must be full-time P&R professionals only who are also conference full-time or Thursday daily package holders.
Questions? Contact: Mike Buchanan: buchanan@cityofmhk.com or Erika Devore: erika@krpa.org

Sponsored by MUSCO Lighting.

Painting with Cindy
Thursday- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a fun, stress free evening Painting with CindyParticipants will complete a Winter Barn painting during the class while enjoying snacks and Dollar Beers*/cash bar. All supplies are provided as well as step-by-step instructions. No painting experience need! This art social is for attendees not participating in the KRPA Olympics. Registration required here: Paint with Cindy.


* Dollar Beers are available while supplies last.


Please contact the KRPA office at (785)235-6533 with any questions. 

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