Gage Park Shelter Buildings and Picnic Shelters
- Big Gage Shelter
- Carousel room
- children's party house
- snyder's cabin
- westlake shelter
- Adaptive Recreation Building
The Adaptive Recreation Building is located in Gage Park, south of the Reinisch Rose Garden. This shelter will be a popular location for birthday parties but would work great for a variety of smaller events. The building is fully accessible with a playground and is near the accessible ball diamond (contact the sports office at 785-251-6970 to reserve the field for your event). Comparable shelters include the Carousel Party Room, Snyder’s Cabin and Shelter House #6. This shelter is home to the Civitan Day Camp, therefore will not be available for rentals during the summer.
It holds 48 people with 48 chairs and has six 5-foot round and two 8x2.5-foot tables. The banquet room is approximately 1,000 sq. ft. The kitchen has a refrigerator and oven. There are two single-stall restrooms inside. it has both heat and A/C, 18 total outlets, no grill, fireplace or outdoor space. However, it does have outdoor seating and an accessible playground located next to shelter. Fenced in, but open to public during rentals.
Available: Mon.-Sun. Day or Evening: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Mon.-Fri. Full Day: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. $300.
Established in 1930 and located in Gage Park, the Reinisch Rose Garden features 180 varieties of roses totaling more than 4,500 roses. The garden includes both newly released rose varieties and numerous unusual varieties no longer commercially available. The garden has received Better Homes and Gardens Magazine's "More Beautiful America" recognition and the Historic Topeka Inc. Preservation Award. The adjacent Doran Rock Garden and pond provide a peaceful, tranquil setting that is popular for strolling and photography.
Weddings at the Rose Garden
Let nature be the backdrop for your special day. Imagine the romantic beauty of your wedding in the Reinisch Rose Garden. The peak blooming times for the 4,500 roses is late May into early June, and in early to mid-September. The Doran Rock Garden blooms with tulips for two weeks in April and annual flowers during the summer months. Seats up to 150. Private rental parties must provide own seating.
Available: Mon-Thur. Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Evening 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Sun. all day 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Cost: Mon.-Thur. Day or Evening $175; Mon-Sun. all day $350