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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Spirit of Kansas back in full for 2021

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TOPEKA, KAN. – The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. The 24th Spirit of Kansas, Shawnee County’s annual 4th of July festival, was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is back in full this year with a car show, ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

National lifeguard shortage felt in Shawnee County

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A national shortage of lifeguards is being felt in Shawnee County, Kan. With swimming pools and aquatic centers opening May 29, Memorial Day weekend, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is short of its desired number of lifeguards n...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Otocast gives Old Prairie Town visitors narrated tour via mobile device

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation pools and aquatic centers open May 29

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County Parks + Recreation aquatic centers and pools will open Memorial Day weekend on May 29. 

Aquatics information including a list of facilities, admission prices, swim lessons and rentals may be found online at ...

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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

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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 20, 2021

Summer issue of The Guide now online

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The summer issue of The Guide is now available online. Copies are available at our community centers, the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library and at literature racks in grocery stores.

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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 23, 2021

Grant to enable SCP+R to complete connection of trail system across county

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz have announced the awarding of $13.5 million for 18 projects selected for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) program for Fed...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

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

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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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