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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove to open June 27

For release:   Immediately                                       Contact: Mike McLaughlin,   785-251-6880

Date:                June 20, 2019

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove will open June 27. Phase II of the cove includes a beach area that has doubled in size, new watercraft, a relocated dock and an ADA accessible sidewalk to make the dock more easily accessible for all patrons.

During the early spring, the concrete slide pits from the old water slides were removed to create additional beach area. The sidewalk was poured from the patio all the way to the end of a peninsula at the south end of the cove. The paddle boat dock was then moved southward to create a larger swimming area at the cove. Three custom-manufactured water pumps are being made and will be installed over the summer to improve water quality and allow swimming in 2020.

In response to patron demand, a third water trike and several standard paddle boats have been added to the cove fleet. Adult patrons find the standard boats easier to enter and exit than the themed boats which range from a dragon to a duck, flamingo and swan.

Hours and rental rates for the paddle boats and watercraft are below:

Weekdays (Mon-Fri:)
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.       Weekends (Sat-Sun) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Paddle Boats (two-person) $8                         Paddle Boats (two-person)
Paddle Boats (four-person) $10                Paddle Boats (four-person) $12
Water Trikes $10                                             Water Trikes $12
Paddle Boards $8                                           Paddle Boards $10
Canoes $10                                                     Canoes $12
Kayaks $8                                                       Kayaks $10


About Shawnee County Parks Recreation

Shawnee County Parks Recreation includes nearly 60 miles of trails, 2,625 acres of parks and 320 annual days of sporting activities. In addition, the department offers recreation programs, educational programs and golf. A combination of tax dollars, user fees and private donations enables Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to offer parks, sporting and aquatic facilities with state-of-the-art features, and beautiful, nationally recognized gardens.

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