Special Events & Programs

Children's After-School Program (CAP)

Now enrolling for our after school program. Monday through Friday pick up from city schools. Cost is $40 per child. Hours will be 3:00- 6:00 PM. Snack will be provided. Organized play, activities, and swimming every Friday. Spots are limited.

Outdoor Club

Sign up for after school fun with our outdoor club. This club will meet Monday and Thursday afternoons. Transportation from city schools will be provided. Children ages 10-15. This is a free program. Kids will learn outdoor skills and enjoy hiking, swimming, and kayaking. Saturday trips will be offered with camping and fishing. This is a free program. Please, register at the Manchester Recreation Center. For more information, call 931-728-0273.

Free Concerts in the Park

August 3 - Good Friends Fest will be at the Rotary Amphitheater. This event is free and will have food and beer vendors on site. Bands start at 12:00 PM and go until 10:00 PM

August 23 - The Spazmatics at Rotary Park Amphitheater

September 20 - Rubiks Groove at Rotary Park Amphitheater

Amazing Family Night

Load the family up and join us for Amazing Family Night on August 23. This event is free to the public. We will open the facility at 7:00 pm. The outdoor pool, indoor track, racquetball courts, and basketball courts will be open. There will be a healthy meal served after a short speech from the event's sponsor, Seven Springs Orthopedics. Family night ends at 9:00 pm.


Do the kids need a break from the back to school grind? Register for our lock-in taking place on August 30. Drop off is 7:00 pm and pickup is 7:00 am. They will be swimming in the outdoor pool, playing group games, and have access to the all of the facilities's courts. We will be showing a movie on our big projector and have multiple snacks throughout the night. Cost is $25.00 per child. The lock-in is for children 5 - 12 years old. Please make sure children have dinner before drop off.

Rally Cats Tennis

Rally Cats is a beginner youth tennis program for kids ages 5 through 12 years old.  It aims to teach the game of tennis in a fun, stress-free environment.  Rally Cats sessions are once a week on Friday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Sessions will be held from September 6 - October 25.  The program will not meet on October 4.  All equipment is provided.  Registration begins August 12 - 30.  To register for the program, please visit the front desk of the Manchester Recreation Center.  There is a $20.00 registration fee.

Pooch Pool Pawty

The outdoor pool has gone to the dogs. Join us Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM for our annual dog pool party. Admission is $5.00 per dog. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations. No humans allowed past knee level in the pool. Owners are responsible for any "accidents". Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.

Bike Ride Group

Meeting every Wednesday at 9am. Love to ride your bike? Looking for a group to ride with? Join us every Wednesday for a 15-20-25-mile morning ride. This group will ride at a noncompetitive pace. (13-15 mph) Please join our Facebook group at MRD Bike Ride Group for updates, meeting locations, and extra ride days. This is a great way for beginners to gain experience. Experienced riders are also encouraged to join. Riding with your peers is always more fun! Saturday Morning group rides in June Will be 7am from the rec Center Parking lot. With the exception of the Weekend of June 15th

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 3:05 pm - 6:00 pm through the school year. C.A.P. children will get to use the Recreation Center 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 center. For more information, call us at 931-728-0273.

Teen Council

Join the Teen Council of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. This group is for teens in the 9th to 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 us at 931-728-0273 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 Friday at the Manchester Recreation Center from 3:30 pm to 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 to 2 years old), Beginning Combo (Ages 3 to 5 years old), Level 2 & 3 Combo (Ages 6 to 17 years old), and Jazz Class (Ages 5 to 17 years old). For additional information, please contact Kalinda Clippard at

Tennessee Cheerleading and Gymnastics

Classes are a combination of tumbling, cheerleading, and physical fitness. Classes are available year round for children ages 4 and up. Classes are held at the Manchester Recreation Center in the gym. Classes are one hour in length and are held one day per week on Thursday.


Free to anyone with a membership on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday.