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Facilities & Centers
Find aquatic facilities throughout Shawnee County Parks + Recreation
Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center
Located in the center of Gage Park, this 50-meter pool features 1, 3, and 5-meter diving, a baby pool, water slides, and more.
Dornwood Spray Park
Dornwood Spray Park is part of the aquatics system in Shawnee County.
Come take a splash in our zero-depth entry pool!
Check out the information about Hillcrest Family Aquatic Center.
Jackson Spray Park
Jackson Spray Park, Topeka's first spray park, opened in 2011 and features a water cane, fan deck jet, and hydro tunnel.
Midwest Health Aquatic Center
Find information about Midwest Health Aquatic Center.
Enjoy our L-shaped pool, low diving board, trasfer tier, and wading pool.
Rossville Community Swimming Pool
Access the information about Rossville Community Swimming Pool.
Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center
Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center has a three-pool design that encompasses many state-of-the-art features from water slides to spray features to a lazy river.
- Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center
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Central Park Community Center
Central Park Community Center is located near Washburn University and the Stormont-Vail Event Center. The center focuses on a variety programs for all ages. The gymnasium and meeting rooms are available for rent.
Crestview Community Center
Crestview Community Center is a feature attraction in southwest Shawnee County and conveniently located along the popular Shunga Trail. The center focuses on a variety programs for all ages. The gymnasium and meeting rooms are available for rent.
Garfield Community Center
View all facilities Garfield Community Center Garfield Community Center Garfield Community Center Facebook Opens in new window Twitter Opens in new window Email Opens in new window Features Air Conditioning Bleacher seating Community Gym Computer Lab Kitchen Lounge Area with Game Equipment Meeting Rooms Parks + Recreation Office Picnic Areas Wireless Internet Overview Garfield Community Center is a feature attraction in the north Topeka community. The center focuses on a variety programs for all ages. The gymnasium and meeting room are available for rent. After school drop-in activities include a computer lab, gym and game room.
Hillcrest Community Center
Hillcrest Community Center was renovated in 2020 and includes a gymnasium with a brand new floor, racquetball courts, meeting rooms, fitness/weightroom, lobby with games and a computer lab. The community center is a feature attraction in the southeast Topeka area. Hillcrest provides a variety of programs for all ages along with room and gym rentals. Please call us at 785-251-6956 to learn about our programs and drop-in use.
Oakland Community Center
Oakland Community Center is located in Oakland-Billard Park. The center focuses on a variety programs for all ages and offers a license before school care program for youth. The gymnasium and meeting room are available for rent.
Rice Community Center
Rice Community Center houses the East Topeka Community Center and It Takes a Village youth program. The park includes an outdoor picnic shelter, playground, a disc golf course and a horseshoe pitch.
Shawnee North Community Center
Built in 1920 the Shawnee North Community Center is rich in community history, serving residents in many capacities as a Poor Farm, an Infirmary and Community Center. This three story facility focuses on a variety programs for all ages. The kitchen, dining room and meeting rooms are available for rent.
- Central Park Community Center
Find information about our shelter rentals.
Gage Park Shelters
View shelter houses available to rent at Gage Park.
Big Gage Shelter
Big Gage Shelter
Located next to the Old Fashioned Carousel in Gage Park. Rental does not include use of the carousel.
- Children's Party House
- Corral #2 - Gage Park
- Snyder's Cabin
- Steak Grill - Gage Park
- Westlake Shelter
Lake Shawnee Shelters
View shelters available to rent at Lake Shawnee.
- Garden House
- Garden Pagoda
- Garden Pergola
- Gazebo #1
- Lake Shawnee Event Center
Rental facility in Tinman Circle at Lake Shawnee
- Shelter 1 -- Lake Shawnee
- Shelter 2 - Lake Shawnee
Shelter 3 - Lake Shawnee
Shelter 3 is at Lake Shawnee
- Shelter 4 - Lake Shawnee
- Shelter 5 - Lake Shawnee
- Shelter 6 - Lake Shawnee
- Yacht Club - Lake Shawnee
Additional Shelter Houses
View shelters available to rent at Crestview, Garfield, and Lakewood.
Crestview Shelter - Crestview Park
Crestview Shelter is located in Crestview Park at 4901 SW Shunga Drive.
- Gage Park Shelter Buildings and Picnic Shelters
- Crestview Shelter
- Garfield Shelter
- Lakewood Shelter
- Lake Shawnee Shelter Buildings and Picnic Shelters
- Gage Park Shelters
Find information about golf courses in Shawnee County including playing conditions, tee times, costs, difficulty, hours, and contact information.
Founded in 1936, Topeka Civic Theatre is the oldest continuously running community dinner theatre in the country.
Lake Shawnee Campground has 121 campsites including two handicap-accessible campsites.
Annual and monthly menberships are available to this affordable fitness alternative.