1. Hillcrest Community Center's Gym Reopens Sept. 25

    Hillcrest Community Center's gym will reopen on Sept. 25 and the racquetball court will reopen Sept. 27. Hillcrest Community Center's Gym Reopens Sept. 25
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  1. Ward-Meade Mansion

    History and ghosts program Oct. 28 at Old Prairie Town

    TOPEKA, KAN. – Tour Old Prairie Town and Ward-Meade Botanical Garden by lantern light as guides from Shawnee County Parks + Recreation and Ghost Tours of Kansas describe the history and share ghost stories of the park. Read more ...
  2. Naturalist hike at Dornwood Dairy ruins

    Fall Naturalist Hikes include arboretum, bird migration, night hike in Skyline Park

    TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has scheduled three fall naturalist hikes. The fee for each hike is $3. Pre-registration is required at https://bit.ly/fallnaturalisthikes. Read more ...
  3. Fall 2023 issue of The Guide

    Fall 2023 issue of The Guide

    The Fall 2023 issue of The Guide is now online. Read more ...
  4. Gage Park mini-train pulling away from depot

    Gage Park mini-train and carousel, Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove move to seasonal hours

    With school starting, the Gage Park mini-train and carousel and the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove move to seasonal hours. Read more ...
  5. John Bell

    John Bell named Parks Superintendent

    John Bell has been named Parks Superintendent for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation. Read more ...
  6. Four lifeguards at Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center

    Shawnee County Parks + Recreation to hire hundreds for warm-weather positions

    Parks + Recreation is already recruiting for the warm weather season as it looks to fill 400 seasonal positions from camp counselors to lifeguards to horticulture and park maintenance staff. Read more ...
  7. New electric mini-train rounding curve

    Ceremony to celebrate new Gage Park mini-train set for March 13

    A ceremony to celebrate the historic first run of the new electric Gage Park mini-train will be held at 9 a.m. March 13 at the train depot in Gage Park. Read more ...
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