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Posted on: June 30, 2017

July is Parks and Recreation Month - Check out our activities

July is Parks and Recreation Month. We're celebrating with events from the Spirit of Kansas on July 4, to discount rides on the Gage Park Mini-Train, a free day of fitness classes and a free Movie Under the Stars.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Storm sewer repair to close section of Shunga Trail near Crestview Park

Repairs on a failing storm sewer running beneath the Shunga Trail just east of Fairlawn will cause the closure of the Shunga Trail at the location for approximately 60 days.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Parks & Rec Business magazine features Shawnee County Parks + Recreation aquatic centers

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's aquatic centers are featured on the cover of the April issue of Parks & Rec Business Magazine.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Expedia names Lake Shawnee Best Place to Visit in Kansas

The travel site Expedia has named Lake Shawnee the best place to visit in Kansas.

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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 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: 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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