Special Events & Programs
10% Discount on All Recreation Complex Memberships
The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department is offering a 10% discount on all memberships from November 1 until December 20. Please, visit the front desk of the Manchester Recreation Complex to take advantage of the 10% discount. The 10% discount offer is not valid with any other discounts.
Swim the Caribbean Challenge
Take a swim with us in the Caribbean. From November 12 to December 21, we will be hosting the Swim the Caribbean Challenge. For every one lap that you swim, you will move 10 miles on our map. The total distance to swim is 3,674 miles (368 laps) which equals to 10 laps per day. Come on! You know you can do it! Prizes will be awarded to those who participate. Registration fee is only $10.00
Amazing Family Night: The Great American Smoke Out
The Manchester Recreation Complex will host an Amazing Family Night on Friday, November 16, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. On this night, we will recognize those that participated in or Walk to Washington, D.C. program. So, come on out to the Manchester Recreation Complex for free with an adult and enjoy swimming, the youth wellness room, basketball gym, free snacks, health assessments and information, and more! Sponsored by: Coffee County Health Department
Thanksgiving Week Group Fitness and Water Aerobics Schedule
Group fitness and water aerobics classes will not be held on Wednesday, November 21. Classes will resume on Saturday, November 24.
Manchester Recreation Complex Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Manchester Recreation Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting at noon on Wednesday, November 21, and will remain closed until Saturday, November 24. The recreation center will reopen at 7:30 am on Saturday, November 24. We hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving with family and friends.
City of Manchester Christmas Parade: The Joy of Giving
The City of Manchester’s Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, November 24 at 6:30 pm. Parade line up will start at 5:00 pm. The theme for this year’s parade is The Joy of Giving. Following the parade, there will be a Christmas tree lighting on the square at 7:30 pm. To register an entry for the parade, please contact A.J. Fox at the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 931-728-0273 or
Entries must be received by Monday, November 12. There is no cost to submit an entry for the parade. First place through third place cash prizes will be awarded in two different categories. Sponsored by: Lovelady Auto Parts, Compassus, Patton Pest Control, People’s Bank & Trust Company, KASAI North America, Inc., SunCrest, RE/MAX 1st Realty, and Riddle Trucking
Christmas Parade 2018 Registration Packet
Trees of Christmas
The Dig and Dream Garden Club presents The Trees of Christmas with the theme “A Christmas Village.” The Trees of Christmas will take place on the following days at the Ada Wright Building.
• December 3
Noon - 6:00 pm
• December 4 - 8
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
• December 9
Noon - 5:00 pm
For additional information or to schedule a group visit call Judy Skelton at (931) 728-4127
Children's After School Program
The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department offers a Children’s After-school Program (C.A.P.) that operates Monday through Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm through the school year. C.A.P. children will get to use the Recreation Complex and indoor pool, play outside, have a healthy snack daily, and special activities. The department transports children from City Schools to the recreation complex with via bus. This is not a drop in program, children must be registered per week and the cost is $35.00 per week regardless of how many days you attend that week. Children who do not attend Manchester City Schools are welcome to participate but must provide their own transportation to the recreation complex. For more information, call us at 728-0273.
Join the Teen Council of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. This group is for teens in the 9th - 12th grade who want to make a difference in their community. It is a leadership building group that brings teens from diverse backgrounds and interests together to help the Recreation Department put together teen programs and activities. They also assist the Recreation Department in some of our programs.
Call Michelle Cantrell at 728-0273 or come by the Recreation Department if you are interested!
Adult and Master Swim Classes
The Adult Master Swim program is for anyone 18 or older who wants to improve their swimming techniques, learn the correct strokes, build swimming endurance, and just hang out with fellow swimmers. The instructors work with all abilities.
Fee: $5.00 per class
Equipment: Goggles are recommended and participants are recommended to purchase swim fins, caps, and swim paddles.
Class Time: Monday/Wednesday at 5:00 pm(for beginners) and 6:00 pm(for advanced swimmers).
Mud, Sweat, and Gears Bike club
Mud, Sweat, and Gears Bike Club is a free bike program held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Manchester Recreation Center from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The program is for 5th grade and middle school age students. For more information, please contact the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at (931)728-0273.
Manchester School of Dance
If your child is looking for a fun activity or to learn serious dance techniques, then Manchester School of Dance is where they need to be! Manchester School of Dance offers a complete program for young dancers through high school age students. We offer a fun and learning experience of creativity. The dance year is a ten month program, running August through May. Classes offered are Mommy and Me (Ages 12 months – 2 years old), Beginning Combo (Ages 3 – 5 years old), Level 2 & 3 Combo (Ages 6 – 17 years old), and Jazz Class (Ages 5 – 17 years old). For additional information, please contact Kalinda Clippard at