100 Dix

The City of Manhattan recently acquired the property at 100 Dix Drive. The area is within a FEMA floodplain and will be managed as open space by Manhattan Parks and Recreation. The City hosted a neighborhood meeting on May 25, 2017 to inform neighborhood residents about the acquisition and hear their ideas to turn the 0.2 acre site into a neighborhood amenity. Parks and Rec prepared four concepts showing possible site improvements, and presented those ideas at a second meeting held on October 24, 2017.

​The overall goal of each design was to create a visually pleasing and inviting space for the neighborhood to use and enjoy. Although each concept explores different ideas, all designs contain the following features:
​  • Signage to identity the place
​  • Landscaping to beautify the site and create a buffer to block views to neighboring residences 
​  • Trees to provide shade and visual interest
​  • Site furniture like benches, trash cans, bicycle parking, and drinking fountain

Contact Us

  1. Wyatt Thompson, PLA, ASLA, CPSI

    Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation
    Email Wyatt Thompson

    Alfonso Leyva

    Park Planner, Associate, ASLA
    Email Alfonso Leyva 

Concept 1: The Yard


Concept 2: Playce


Concept 3: The Grove


Concept 4: Resurgence


Feedback from neighborhood residents will be incorporated into a final plan for the site.