308 South Harrison Street, Manito, Illinois 61546
The Forman Center

Small Town Recreation Center To Host Your Events!

About Us


The Forman Center is a recreational facility located in Manito, IL and is available to rent for weddings, parties, meetings and sports events.

   308 S. Harrison St.
   Manito, IL 61546

The Forman Center features a gymnasium with bleachers and a concession area with refrigerator.  We have enough seating room for 350 people that includes:

  • 44 round tables that seat 8 people
  • 15 rectangular tables that are 8' long
  • 8 rectangular tables that are 6' long
  • 320 folding metal chairs. 

The gymnasium has a built-in sound system that can be used with any microphone, laptop, mp3 player or other sound equipment.
We also feature a cafeteria, complete with a food preparation area, refrigerator with freezer and two stove/ovens.  The cafeteria can comfortably seat over 100 people, and has a wireless sound system that can be used with our microphone, or any laptop or mp3 player.  

Are you looking to serve alcohol at your event? We can handle that too! Contact us today so we can help your event run smoothly!

Get Involved!

The Forman Center is operated under the supervision of the Forman Park District. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Forman Center cafeteria. It is open to the public! 

We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers!