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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Local artist's sculptures unveiled along Shunga and Lake Shawnee Trails

Two sculptures by a local artist have been installed along the Shunga Trail and Lake Shawnee Trail.

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Parks + Recreation seasonal job postings

Looking for a fun seasonal job? Check out Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's available opportunities.

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Posted on: March 29, 2010


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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Public Engagement Meeting set to discuss adding cart paths to back nine at Cypress Ridge Golf Course

A Public Engagement Meeting is set to discuss adding paved cart paths to the back nine holes at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 31 at the Cypress Ridge Club House 2533 SW Urish Road in Topeka.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Youth Sports -- Teaching Sportsmanship and Skills

"Fun, no matter what" is how Derrick Mead describes Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's Youth Sports program. SCP+R's youth sports manager says that coaches "teach lessons they would want their own children to know."

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Paul Taylor joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Paul Taylor has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as Community Events/Amenities program supervisor.

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Posted on: December 3, 2016

Terri Branden joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Terri Branden, a former Kansas State University employee with expertise in interpretive programs, has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's Forestry/Natural Areas division.

Posted on: December 3, 2016

Olivia Mayer elected to Kansas Recreation and Park Association Board

Olivia Mayer, volunteer services coordinator for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, has been elected to the Kansas Recreation and Park Association Board.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Slightly elevated levels prompt posting of blue-green algae watch at Lake Shawnee Overlook

A test showing a slightly elevated level has prompted the posting of a blue-green algae "watch" near the Lake Shawnee Overlook bridge. It is still safe to fish and eat fish from the lake.

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Midwest Health Aquatic Center featured in World Waterpark Magazine

The Midwest Health Aquatic Center has been featured in the Oct-Nov issue of World Waterpark Magazine, an aquatics trade journal with international distribution.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Lake Shawnee and Gage Park win Best of Topeka

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Lake Shawnee and Gage Park have been named Best of Topeka in the Topeka Capital-Journal's annual contest. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation received 10 total nominations.

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Water Slide complex at Midwest Health Aquatic Center called "industry leader"

The water slide complex at Midwest Health Aquatic Center is being called an "industry leader" and placed among the top 10-15 percent of municipal water slides in the country.

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

Study shows broad-based support for local parks

A nationwide study shows that Americans believe they benefit personally and their communities benefit from local parks.

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

Economic Impact of Local Parks Study shows Kansas parks generate nearly $1 billion

The first national study of its kind estimates the economic activity generated by local and regional parks in the United States at $140 billion and nearly 1 million jobs. In Kansas, the study estimates an impact of $1 billion in economic activity.

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