TOPEKA, Kan. – Shawnee County Parks + Recreation staff will begin winterizing park restrooms and drinking fountains on Oct. 16. This means the closure of all non-heated restrooms and turning off drinking fountains for the winter to avoid having pipes freeze.
Heated restrooms that will remain open include:
- Trailhead at Ted Ensley Gardens
- Lake Shawnee Junior Pond
- Tennis Courts
- Tinman Circle
- Train Depot
- Horseshoe Courts
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.