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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Aquatic centers and pools open this weekend; repair being made at Oakland pool

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Aquatic centers and pools; Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove open May 28Discount rate at Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center due to lifeguard class May 28-29Oakland Pool has delayed opening due to transformer replacement

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation prepares to open seasonal amenities

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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...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Summer issue of The Guide now online

The Guide Summer 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...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Summer Camp registration opens at midnight March 1

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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...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Lake Shawnee Softball Complex renamed Envista Softball Complex

Shot from behind backstop of new artificial turf infield at Envista Softball Complex

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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...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Tulip Time 2022 set for April 8-24 Thousands of tulips plus two special events usher in spring

Pinks flowering trees and lake at TEG

TOPEKA, KAN. – Jerold Binkley Tulip Time 2022 is set for April 8-24. The event features thousands of multi-colored tulips and flowering bulbs in Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s three featured gardens – Ted Ensley Gardens ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Shunga Trail reopened at Gage Blvd. underpass

Runner on Shunga Trail

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...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Hill's Bark Park reopens for use while work continues

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Hill's Bark Park in Gage Park to reopen for use while work continues

TOPEKA, KAN. – Hill’s Bark Park in Gage Park will reopen for use Friday, March 4 while work continues in the park. It is possible that the park may h...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Resolution approved for use of e-bikes on Shawnee County trails

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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 ...

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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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