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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: 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: September 13, 2016

Seasonal positions available including golf course maintenance

Great seasonal positions available for students, retirees and others looking for temporary work. Visit

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions - Midwest Health Aquatic Center

The Midwest Health Aquatic Center opens Aug. 5 from Noon-7 p.m. It will remain open daily through Aug. 14 and on weekends through September. This FAQ documents contains answers to common questions about the new aquatic center.

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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: June 28, 2016

Blue-green algae warning issued for Central Park Pond

The KDHE has issued a blue-green algae warning for Central Park Pond. Signs are posted. Humans and pets should avoid contact with the water. Only the fillet portion of fish from the pond should be eaten.

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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