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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Lake Shawnee trout stocking set for Oct. 25; lake closed to fishing Oct. 25-31

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TOPEKA, KAN. – The fall stocking of trout at Lake Shawnee is set for Monday, 

Oct. 25. 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout at trout will be released into the lake. Following the stocking, the lake will be closed to fishing until 6 a.m. Oct. 31...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Oct. 17, 2021 proclaimed Theodore “Ted” Ensley Day – reception scheduled at Garden House

Ted Ensley portrait on garden bench

TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County commissioners have declared Oct. 17, 2021 “Theodore ‘Ted’ Ensley Day” in Shawnee County. A reception for Ensley is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Garden House in Ted Ensley Gardens on West Edge Road at Lake Shawnee. Th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Fall issue of The Guide now online

The Guide Fall 2021 issue

The Fall issue of The Guide is now online. Learn about fall and winter holiday events and enroll in the newest recreation programs. Events include Outdoor Kansas for Kids Day, the Preschool Track and Field Meet, Ward-Meade Garden Glow, the Spookomotive in...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Otocast gives Old Prairie Town visitors narrated tour via mobile device

Picture of Potwin Drug Store

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Topeka ER & Hospital sponsorship enhances major trails

Group walking at announcement of Topeka ER & Hospital Trail sponsorship

Topeka ER & Hospital sponsorship enhances Shunga, Landon and Lake Shawnee Trails

TOPEKA, KAN. – A trail sponsorship by Topeka ER & Hospital will enhance Shawnee County’s three major paved trails with new markers every half-mile ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Tim Laurent receives KRPA Distinguished Professional Award

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Tim Laurent, director, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, has received the Kansas Recreation and Park Association’s Distinguished Professional Award. The award was announced during the KRPA Annual Conference and Trade Sh...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Family Park Master Plan approved

Family Park Instagram Post

Shawnee County commissioners on April 29 approved the Master Plan for the development of Family Park at SW 21st and Urish. The destination park will be built in phases over time. The park will include features not found in other parks in Shawnee County. T...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Civitan Club of Topeka continues tradition with donation of new slide for Civitan Day Camp

Twist and Shout slide in Civitan Playground

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

SE 45th Street and section of Lake Shawnee Trail closed for construction

Road Work

Topeka, Kan. –Beginning Monday, February 8th, SE 45th Street from approximately 900 west of the intersection with West Edge / Berryton Road to approximately 300 feet east of the intersection with East Edge Road will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC ...

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