Posted on: August 3, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – The ever-popular season-ending dog swims are set for Aug. 11 at Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center and Aug. 15 at Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center. The events run from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog and all dogs must be vaccinate...Read more ...
Posted on: August 3, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – With the first week of school set to begin, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s seasonal amenities switch to weekends only beginning Aug. 6.
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- The Gage Park mini-train and carouse will be open Saturdays a...
Posted on: July 28, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – A memorial plaque honoring long-time Topeka/Shawnee County Parks + Recreation employee Billy “Lu” Griffiths will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the old-fashioned carousel in Gage Park. Family and fr...Read more ...
Posted on: July 27, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – With some school districts starting school Aug. 10 and 11, and college students heading back to campus, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation aquatic centers and pools will close after Aug. 7. Dornwood and Jackson Spray Parks...Read more ...
Posted on: July 21, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has informed Shawnee County Parks + Recreation that it has lifted the blue green algae watch from Lake Shawnee. As a result, canoes and kayaks have been added to the available rentals...Read more ...
Posted on: March 30, 2022
Summer issue of The Guide now online
TOPEKA, KAN. – The Summer issue of Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s The Guide is now online at parks.snco.us. The issue features the May 28 date for opening pools and aquatic centers, the...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2022
For release: Immediately Contact: Kimberly Wolff
Date: Jan. 24, 2022 (785) 251-6878
Lake Shawnee Softball Complex to be renamed Envista Softball Complex
TOPEKA, KAN. -- Shawnee County Commissioners have approved a contract authorizing an eight-ye...Read more ...
Posted on: July 1, 2022
TOPEKA -- As KDHE has lowered Lake Shawnee's status to a blue green algae watch, the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is open beginning July 1 for paddle boat and water trike rentals only. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards will not be rented so as to keep patro...Read more ...
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Spray parks open May 14; pools and aquatic centers open May 28; Gage Park mini-train and carousel begin daily operation May 28
TOPEKA, KAN. – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation prepares to open its warm...Read more ...
Posted on: February 28, 2022
Summer Camp registration opens at midnight March 1
TOPEKA, KAN. – Registration for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation Summer Camps opens at midnight March 1. Registration forms can be found at https://parks.snco.us/8/Day-Camps for SCP+R&a...Read on...
Posted on: March 17, 2022
Shunga Trail reopened at Gage Blvd.
TOPEKA, KAN. – The Shunga Trail is now open at the Gage Blvd. underpass. The trail had been closed since March 7 while the underpass was widened to create a better line of sight from the Felke...Read more ...
Posted on: January 24, 2022
TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County Commissioners today approved a resolution authorizing the use of Class 1 and 2 electric-assisted bicycles on established e-bikes on Shawnee County Parks + Recreation trails. Operation of Class 3 e-bikes or ...Read more ...