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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Spirit of Kansas Event Schedule & Transportation

The schedule is set for the 2017 Spirit of Kansas Festival July 4 at Lake Shawnee.

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation asks for caution around eaglets

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is asking the public to exercise caution if park patrons should see one of the eaglets near the trail at Lake Shawnee. The young eagles have fledged or left the nest and are learning to fly.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Parks & Rec Business magazine features Shawnee County Parks + Recreation aquatic centers

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's aquatic centers are featured on the cover of the April issue of Parks & Rec Business Magazine.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Expedia names Lake Shawnee Best Place to Visit in Kansas

The travel site Expedia has named Lake Shawnee the best place to visit in Kansas.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Youth Sports -- Teaching Sportsmanship and Skills

"Fun, no matter what" is how Derrick Mead describes Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's Youth Sports program. SCP+R's youth sports manager says that coaches "teach lessons they would want their own children to know."

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Paul Taylor joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Paul Taylor has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as Community Events/Amenities program supervisor.

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Posted on: December 3, 2016

Terri Branden joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Terri Branden, a former Kansas State University employee with expertise in interpretive programs, has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation's Forestry/Natural Areas division.

Posted on: December 3, 2016

Olivia Mayer elected to Kansas Recreation and Park Association Board

Olivia Mayer, volunteer services coordinator for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, has been elected to the Kansas Recreation and Park Association Board.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Midwest Health Aquatic Center featured in World Waterpark Magazine

The Midwest Health Aquatic Center has been featured in the Oct-Nov issue of World Waterpark Magazine, an aquatics trade journal with international distribution.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Lake Shawnee and Gage Park win Best of Topeka

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Lake Shawnee and Gage Park have been named Best of Topeka in the Topeka Capital-Journal's annual contest. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation received 10 total nominations.

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Water Slide complex at Midwest Health Aquatic Center called "industry leader"

The water slide complex at Midwest Health Aquatic Center is being called an "industry leader" and placed among the top 10-15 percent of municipal water slides in the country.

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