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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Doran Rock Garden pond repairs to take one week beginning May 16

Duck on Doran Rock Garden pond

Doran Rock Garden pond repairs to take one week beginning May 16

TOPEKA, KAN. – Beginning Monday, May 16, weather permitting, a contractor will begin repairs on the east side of Doran Rock Garden pond in Gage Park. The project is to repair 180 feet of the wall along the east edge of the pond. The work will involve removing soil from behind the wall and installing a geo textile fabric along the wall, covering the fabric with compacted gravel and top dressing it with soil before seeding grass in the area. It is estimated that the repairs will take one week. During this time, “sidewalk closed” signs will be posted and temporary fencing will be installed in the area of the repair. The planting beds in the Rock Garden area will be planted after the repairs are completed.


Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes nearly 60 miles of trails, 2,696 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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