Recreation Programs

Amazing Family Night

Load the family up and join us for Amazing Family Night on November 22. This event is free to the public. We will open the facility at 7:00 pm. Children must be accompanied by and adult to attend. Our focus will be the Great American Smokeout. The indoor track, racquetball courts, and basketball courts will be open.  Family night ends at 9:00 pm.

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 $40.00 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).

Outdoor Club

Sign up for after school fun with our outdoor club. This club meets Monday and Thursday afternoons. Transportation from city schools is 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.

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.

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.

Clogging

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