TOPEKA, KAN. – With the first week of school set to begin, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s seasonal amenities switch to weekends only beginning Aug. 6.
- The Gage Park mini-train and carouse will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 30.
- The Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paddle boat, water trike, canoe and kayak rentals through Sept. 11.
- Dornwood and Jackson Spray Parks will remain open daily through Sept. 15.
Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes 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.