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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Patriotic Bootcamp postsponed to July 10 due to weather

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Due to weather, thescheduled Waves of Pain Patriotic Boot Camp at Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center has been postponed to 9 a.m.-Noon on Sunday, July 10. Registration has been extended.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove open to paddle boating only

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TOPEKA -- As KDHE has lowered Lake Shawnee's status to a blue green algae watch, the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is open beginning July 1 for paddle boat and water trike rentals only. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards will not be rented so as to keep patro...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

July is National Park and Recreation Month; 31-day challenge set

31-day challenge calendar

July is National Parks and Recreation Month; 31-day challenge contest set 

TOPEKA, KAN. – July is National Parks and Recreation Month and Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has a month’s worth of activities planned, including a ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Summer issue of The Guide now online

The Guide Summer 2022

Summer issue of The Guide now online

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Summer issue of Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s The Guide is now online at parks.snco.us. The issue features the May 28 date for opening pools and aquatic centers, the...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Spirit of Kansas festival set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee

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TOPEKA, KAN. – The Spirit of Kansas Festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee. The day includes a car show, the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, food and craft vendors, a Waterski Show and the Capitol Federal Fireworks Display at 10 p.m.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation prepares to open seasonal amenities

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Spray parks open May 14; pools and aquatic centers open May 28; Gage Park mini-train and carousel begin daily operation May 28

TOPEKA, KAN. – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation prepares to open its warm...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Summer Camp registration opens at midnight March 1

Boys in Corcl watercraft

Summer Camp registration opens at midnight March 1

TOPEKA, KAN. – Registration for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation Summer Camps opens at midnight March 1. Registration forms can be found at https://parks.snco.us/8/Day-Camps for SCP+R&a...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Lake Shawnee Softball Complex renamed Envista Softball Complex

Shot from behind backstop of new artificial turf infield at Envista Softball Complex

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For release: Immediately Contact: Kimberly Wolff

Date: Jan. 24, 2022 (785) 251-6878

Lake Shawnee Softball Complex to be renamed Envista Softball Complex

TOPEKA, KAN. -- Shawnee County Commissioners have approved a contract authorizing an eight-ye...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Shunga Trail reopened at Gage Blvd. underpass

Runner on Shunga Trail

Shunga Trail reopened at Gage Blvd.

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Shunga Trail is now open at the Gage Blvd. underpass. The trail had been closed since March 7 while the underpass was widened to create a better line of sight from the Felke...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Resolution approved for use of e-bikes on Shawnee County trails

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County Commissioners today approved a resolution authorizing the use of Class 1 and 2 electric-assisted bicycles on established e-bikes on Shawnee County Parks + Recreation trails. Operation of Class 3 e-bikes or ...

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