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The City of El Dorado uses the mayor-commission-city manager form of government, which they have used for more than 75 years. The people of El Dorado are represented by five elected members of the city commission. The mayor is elected every two years. The four city commissioners have a four-year term, with positions number one and three elected at the same time and positions number two and four elected at the same time. The elections for the commission seats are staggered every two years. City commission meetings are held every first and third Monday of each month. They are at 6:30 pm in the commission room of City Hall, 220 E. First Ave. The meetings are also televised live on cable channel 7 and are broadcast at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm the following Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Meeting agendas are available at City Hall and on the city’s website: www. eldoks.com. Anyone can call City Hall at 316.321.9100 and talk to the City Clerk, Tabitha Sharp, about any item on the agenda or to request a time to speak with the commission about any topic. Requests to speak at the commission meeting must be made by noon the Friday prior to a city commission meeting or during the public comment time at the beginning of the each commission meeting which allows 5 minutes per individual comment.

CITY MANAGER David Dillner received his Master’s degree from the University of Kansas in Public Administration. He has served as an Assistant City Manager in Winchester, Virginia and then as City Administrator for the City of Edgerton, Kansas before moving to Abilene and serving as the City Manager there for five years. He was hired by the City of El Dorado in March of 2017. He is an International City Manager’s Association Credential Manager and a member of the Kansas Association of City/County Managers. He volunteers his time as treasurer for the Kansas Municipal Insurance Trust, Rotary International and the National Eagle Scout Association. David has been married to his wife Jennifer for twelve years. She is a 5th grade special education teacher at Skelly Elementary. They have three boys; Thomas, Michael and Ethan. In addition to spending time with his wife and children, David enjoys reading, mostly nonfiction, and participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and golfing.

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MAYOR Vince Haines - vhaines@eldoks.com COMMISSIONERS Nick Badwey - nbadwey@eldoks.com Matt Guthrie - mguthrie@eldoks.com Kendra Wilkinson - kwilkinson@eldoks.com Gregg Lewis - glewis@eldoks.com

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ATTRACTIONS & ARTS/CULTURE WALTERS’ PUMPKIN PATCH

A fun family day in the country. Best pumpkin patch experience in the area. Pumpkin picking, corn maze, Haunted Cannery, jumping pillow, gift shop and more. Opens third week in Sept. 10001 US-77, Burns, KS 66840 (316) 320-4150 • www.thewaltersfarm.com

EL DORADO MAIN STREET ARTSCAPE SCULPTURE WALK

16 works of public sculpture throughout downtown area. Artists featured are Phil Epp, Frank Jensen, Gene V. Williams, Jim Brothers, Reed Jensen, Mark Hopkins, Gary Kahle, Jan DeDecker, Ann Zerger.

EL DORADO BIKE/WALKING PATH

TRIBUTE MURAL

EL DORADO LAKE AND STATE PARK

BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS

Begins at East Park in downtown El Dorado and ends below the dam at El Dorado Lake. Concrete path is safe and enjoyable for the entire family. Parking available at both ends.

Four separate park areas offer campsites, cabins, group shelters, full service marina, laundry facilities and nature trails.

SHADY CREEK MARINA

Bait, fuel, convenience items; weekend grill open in summer; boat repair and sales.

FLINT HILLS

Ceramic mural by artist Norma Nicks in the lobby of the El Dorado Municipal Building which recognizes all those who have served the city.

Award winning music and theater departments give nine concerts and four theater productions yearly.

EL DORADO COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Approximately five concerts annually presented by national touring artists at the historic El Dorado Middle School auditorium. By subscription. Performing Arts Center, 500 W. Central. By membership.

El Dorado is fortunate to be located within the continent’s largest remaining tract of tall grass. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in these beautiful surroundings.

IRON HORSE CONCERT HALL

COUTTS MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART

PRIVATE GALLERIES

Over 1,000 original works in this regionalist collection. Special exhibits monthly, brown bag programs on the third Tuesday.

Live folk, Celtic, blues or country music in an intimate setting, September to May. Located in the rear of Circle Gallery and Frame Shop.

Bill Walton Studio and Art Gallery Circle Gallery and Frame Shop Jim Clements Studio Art Room 114

ERMAN B. WHITE GALLERY

Sophisticated gallery is host to professional and student art September through May. On the El Dorado campus of Butler Community College.

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What’s inside... FEATURE STORIES

SPRING SUMMER FALL WINTER BRONCO’S BASEBALL CITY MAP DAM MUSIC FESTIVAL PARKS MUSEUMS HISTORY

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PUBLISHER Jennifer Wilson EDITORIAL Belinda Larsen | Levi Yager ADVERTISING Jennifer Wilson

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EL DORADO! EL DORADO, KS INFORMATION 316-321-9100 • ELDOKS.COM • #MYELDO

El Dorado City Hall 220 E 1st • 316-321-9100

Convention & Visitors Bureau 220 E 1st St. • 316-321-9100

Chamber

of Commerce 201 E Central Ave • 316-321-3150

El Dorado Main Street 116 N Pine St • 316-321-3088

Kansas Oil Museum

383 E Central Ave • 316-321-9333

Coutts Museum

110 N Main

of Art St • 316-321-1212

World War II History Center 119 W Central Ave • 316-322-8753

El Dorado State Park & Lake 618 NE Bluestem Rd. • 316-321-7180

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MARCH

03/17/18 - MOTHER/SON BOWLING

The 3rd annual Mother Son Bowling Party was held on March 17th, 2018. The event was held at El Dorado Grizzly Bowl from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Registration included pizza, 1.5 hours of bowling time, and shoe rental. Grades K-6. Event hosted and organized by El Dorado Parks and Recreation, 316-321-9100.

APRIL 04/17 - 04/21 - KANSAS GOVERNOR’S ONE SHOT TURKEY HUNT

The Kansas Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt brings together more than 600 hunters from across the state and even the country to join in one of the biggest, most exciting hunts every year. The field is comprised of world-renown hunters, “celebrity” hunters who are competing to bag the biggest bird. These hunters can be famous athletes who have an interest in hunting, elected officials, and there also are several youth hunters from ages 12 to 18 who get involved in the action. Recently there has been an added program called Hunting Heroes, which allows military, law enforcement, firefighters and paramedic personnel to join in on the fun.

04/21 - PITCH, HIT & RUN

The Pitch, Hit & Run will be held April 21st, 2018 at McDonald Stadium from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This free event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. For more information contact El Dorado Parks and Recreation, 316-321-9100.

MAY 05/02 - SPRING FLING

Fair for senior citizens and their caregivers to learn more about the services, trends, and opportunities for today’s older adults and caregivers. At 3 locations: Civic Center, Senior Center, & Community Building in El Dorado

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05/03/18 - MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST

The 67th Annual National Observance - Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Special Guest Speaker: USD 490 Superintendent Sue Givens. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is held every year in May on the National Day of Prayer. This breakfast is a way to gather those in El Dorado who have the best interest of the city at heart. We invite volunteers, citizens, city commissioners, local leaders, the mayor and more, to join together, bow their heads and pray for the future of El Dorado and its citizens. We pray the right decisions are being made, the right leaders are in place and the right issues are being discussed, to better our future and the future of El Dorado. Tickets can be purchased at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce. The event starts at 7:00 a.m.

05/17 - 05/19 - NJCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Butler Community College hosts the the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.

05/19 - MOVIE IN THE PARK

Join the El Dorado Police Department for a FREE evening of family fun. Local food vendors and entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m. and the movie starts at dark. For more information contact the El Dorado Police Department at 316-322-4452.

05/25/18, 06/15/18, 07/25/18 SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE DEPOT Enjoy FREE live music from local artists. Bring your lawn chair and blanket. Food vendors available. (July date will kick off Dam Music Fest week!)

For more information contact us at (316) 321-9100

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06/01/18 - BRONCO’S BASEBALL S HOME OPENER

El Dorado Broncos baseball team is made up of collegiate players from all U The over the United States who come to play for the Broncos during the summer. M The Broncos program plays its home games at McDonald Stadium (210 N. Griffith St.). The program is very esteemed; they have won the National Baseball M Congressional tournament championship five times, most recently in 2009. The E NBC tournament will begin July 29. Full game schedule: eldoradonroncos.org R 06/02/18 - AAU TRACK

BG Products Veterans Stadium - This year marks the 5th year in a row for the AAU Track District Qualifier to host their event at BG Stadium. There are so many talented athletes that come to showcase their skills; whether it be sprinting the 200 yard dash on the track or hurling a discus in the field. These athletes work hard to advance to the AAU Junior Olympic Games, making this an exciting event for spectators!

06/08/18, 07/13/18, 08/03/18 TWILIGHT SWIM

El Dorado Parks and Recreation will host three Twilight Swims this summer. These swims will be held at the El Dorado Municipal Pool (900 N. Taylor) on June 8, July 13, August 3. Each swim is open to the public for just $1 per person and will last from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more information call the Municipal Pool, 316-321-6911.

06/09/18 - SYMPHONY IN FLINT HILLS

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. celebrates the history, ecology and culture of the last stand of native Tallgrass Prairie through music and place-based education. Each spring, 7,000 kindred spirits gather for our Signature Event, a world-class symphony concert in an unmatched prairie setting. The 2018 event will take place at the Rosalia Ranch in Butler County.

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events and festivals 06/16/18 - MUD RUN

The Friends of El Dorado Lake present the annual Mud Run to be held at Bluestem Point at El Dorado Lake. Bring the family out for a good time!

S U JULY M M 07/04/18 - 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION E Join the El Dorado Recreation Dept. for a fun morning at East park. The annual 4th of R July Celebration will be held at East Park on July 4th. Activities will begin around 9:00

a.m. and will include a kid’s bike parade, games, turtle races and more. Following the celebration at the park don’t forget to cool off at the Municipal Pool for a FREE swim! Finish the day with a free Bronco’s baseball game at McDonald Stadium starting at 7:00 PM. Firework display following Bronco’s game at McDonald Stadium.

07/16/18 - DRUMS ACROSS KANSAS

We will have our largest show to date with competing corps: Santa Clara Vanguard, Cadets, Blue Knights, Madison Scouts, Academy, Troopers, Spirit of Atlanta, Seattle Cascades and Genesis! www.drumsacrosskansas.com

07/20-22/18 KS VETERANS & FAMILY CELEBRATION

Held on Veterans Point, Shady Creek Area, El Dorado State Lake. There will be FREE Lake access for all prior and active and retired military with accepted military or Veteran’s Administration ID or DD-214 or other proof of service. Many thanks to the KDWPT for their help and for allowing the veterans to enjoy this benefit.

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events and festivals 07/27-28/18 - DAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Two day and nights of the biggest stars in country music at El Dorado Lake. This summer come see Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and more amazing artists! El Dorado Lake - The Dam Music Festival offers two days of music, sand and sun at El Dorado Lake. Enjoy the lake and all its amenities during the day, and then prepare for national artists performing under the stars in the evening. There’s something for everyone! Dam Music Festival is teaming up with local charities to make a difference while having a great time. www.dammusicfest.com

S U M M AUGUST E R 07/28 - 08/01 BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

The Butler County Fair will be held July 28 - Aug 1 at the Butler County Fairground in El Dorado on N. Griffith.

08/04/18 - ANNUAL CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Contact the El Dorado Times-Gazette for information and a map of the garage sale locations. Contact us at 316-321-1120

08/07/18 - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The El Dorado Police Department is proud to take part in National Night Out. This year’s event will be taking place in East Park, 100 S. Woodland, in the evening with hamburgers and hot dogs served. Come down to East Park and hang out with members of the El Dorado Police Department, the El Dorado Fire Department and other groups from the area. There will be food, games, prizes and police and fire vehicles so grab your friends and family and come on down on August 7th for National Night Out.

08/23-26 - HOLLY FRONTIER WESTERN CELEBRATION

The Frontier Western Celebration is celebrating its 12th year as one of the biggest events in El Dorado. Bring your family and friends downtown El Dorado to enjoy a celebration of culture and heritage. From August 23 through August 26, there will plenty of events to celebrate the culture and heritage of the western life. frontierwesterncelebtration.com

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09/22/18 - LANTERN FESTIVAL

El Dorado Lake Amphitheater - At The Lantern Festival, thousands gather for a night filled with music, dancing, s’mores and magical lanterns. Just imagine: when the time is right, everyone will release a paper lantern in to the night sky and light it up for one unforgettable spectacle. El Dorado is delighted to host this memorable event again for the fourth time this summer at the El Dorado State Park Amphitheater. An event great for the whole family, trust us when we say, The Lantern Festival is truly a magical experience. www.thelanternfest.com

09/28/18 - EHS FALL HOMECOMING 09/29/18 - BOULDER BLUFF : TRAIL RIDE 09/29/18 - RODS FOR RIDES CAR SHOW

The Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital will be holding its first Rods for Rides Car Show in the Hospital parking lot. The Car Show will be from 2 to 6 p.m., with registration from noon to 2 p.m., judging from 2 to 5 p.m. and awards at 5 p.m. Awards will be given for: Top 10, Sponsor’s Choice, Hard Luck, Longest Distance Traveled and Medical/Healthcare. Pre-registration is $20 and must be completed by Sept. 14; registration the day of the show is $25. The car show will raise money for the SBAMH Foundation and transportation needs for patients and volunteers.

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OCTOBER 10/31/18 - TRICK OR TREAT DOWN THE STREET

Join El Dorado Main Street for an evening for the whole family. Visit local buisnesses downtown for a few tricks and lots of treats. For more information contact El Dorado Main Street 316-321-3088

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This event is held every year in November to help honor those veterans who have fought for us, died for us and given us the right to be free! Throughout the week there are medals given, veterans recognized and parades to celebrate those who have given so much! For more information or to be a part of this event please contact the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce. Contact Chamber of Commerce at 316-321-3150.

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11/24/18- SHOP SMALL SATURDAY

Shop Small Business Saturday! Small businesses are what make a community thrive. They create jobs, give back and help us grow! Give back to our community. Make the choice, shop local! Contact Chamber of Commerce at 316-321-3150.

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12/01/18 - HOLIDAY EXTRAVANGANZA CRAFT FAIR

The Butler County Employee Association will host a holiday craft fair at the El Dorado Civic Center. Shop local and get your holiday shopping done!

12/01/18 - MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS PARADE

Join El Dorado Main Street downtown for a Christmas parade and other activities. Fun for the whole family! More information contact El Dorado Main Street 316-321-3088

12/01/18 - OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

Visit the Kansas Oil Museum after the parade to experience an Old Fashioned Christmas! Contact the museum for more information: 316-321-9333

JANUARY 01/01/19 - FIRST DAY HIKE

The guided First Day Hike is part of a program sponsored by America’s State Parks. The First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on New Year’s Day at your State Park. Contact the El Dorado State Park office for more information: 316-321-7180

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - KIDZFEST

El Dorado Kizfest provides families with young children in Butler County an event they can enjoy spending time with their children and learn about community resources that they and their children might need. Free for families with children ages 2-12.

FEBRUARY - EHS WINTER HOMECOMING FEBRUARY - EHS DECA FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE

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El Dorado is proud to be the home of Oz Events, an event management company who hosts fitness and corporate events. They advance in high excellence sporting events and work with Timer Guys who provides timing services for triathlon, duathlon, running events, cycling events and any other event that can be timed. Both Oz Events and Timer Guys can handle all your production and timing needs.

EL DORADO HALF MARATHON, 5K & 1 MILES RUN

RESOLUTION RUN December 31st

April 7th

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Oz Events | 145 N Main St 316-633-5428 | brandi@ozevents.org

MOTHER’S DAY 5K & FAMILY 1K

Timer Guys | 114 N Main, El Dorado 316-516-5145 | timerguys.com

May 6th

www.mothersday5keldorado.com

STORM THE DAM June 2nd

www.stormthedam.com

EL DORADO LAKE TRIATHLON June 10th

www.eldoradolaketriathlon.com

WALNUT RIVER GRAVEL RUN July 7th

HAULIN’ BALLS 10K,2 MILE & BOOT SCOOTIN 1K

General Excavating • Pond Cleaning • Pond Repair • Basements • Backfilling • Footings • Breaker • Waterlines

August 25th

Landscaping

• Stone Terraces • Stone Retaining Walls • Berms • Grading • Topsoil • Compost • Landscaping Installation

www.haulinballs10K.com

TIARA TRIATHLON August 25th

154 Zebu • Burns, KS 316-258-9753

www.tiaratri.com

E-mail: koehnexcavating@gmail.com

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Care Centered on You Pam Cartwright, RN BSN

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is dedicated to delivering healthcare differently.

Director of Community Services

We’re expanding access to the care we all need, improving affordability and introducing new technologies. Rely on Susan B. Allen and its partners to be there when you need us – leading, innovating, making a difference. We’re proud to support quality of life for everyone in our community.

Carly Sturm, AuD SBA Medical Group - Audiology

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1 Bradford Memorial Library 2 Butler County Courthouse

3 Butler County Judicial Center 1 Bradford Memorial Library

4 Coutts Memorial Museum of Art 2 Butler County Courthouse

5 McDonald Stadium

3 Butler County Judicial Center

6 Tennis Courts 4 Coutts Memorial Museum of Art 7 El Dorado 5 McDonald High Stadium School 6 Tennis 8 Prairie TrailsCourts Golf 7 El Dorado High School

12 BG 11 Products Veterans Kansas Oil MuseumSports Complex

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LAKE STATE PARK

State Park. Nearly 1,100 campsites in four campgrounds offer visitors utility hookups or primitive sites. Primitive camping is restricted to designated sites. An overlook structure constructed of native limestone is located on the left bank of the lake adjacent to the buildings and provides an excellent view of the dam and lake. The approach to the overlook is a bridged ramp designed for easy access and use by the handicapped. Stones and a date block from a local school, constructed in 1897, have been incorporated in the structure and walkway. The schoolhouse was located on a tract of land about one mile NW of the overlook site. The pillar on the opposite side of the entry contains a metal plaque with a tribute to the pioneers of the area and an inscription about the school.

El Dorado Lake is located in an area of rolling terrain made up of croplands, prairies, woodlands and marshes. The lake provides many attractive areas for water oriented activities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating and hunting. Four recreational areas located near the lake are – Boulder Bluff, Shady Creek, Bluestem Point and Lost Lake. The reservoir at conservation pool is 8,000 surface acres of water with approximately 98 miles of shoreline. The average depth of the reservoir is 19 feet. There are approximately 4,000 acres of land available for public hunting and approximately 2,000 acres of park land for hunting waterfowl and upland game. There are roads and parking, boat launching ramps, a potable water supply, fireplaces, picnic tables, shelters and showers that are all available to the public. The lake has been stocked with a variety of sportfish, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill. Other species include flathead catfish, white crappie, white bass, black bullhead, drum and carp. The lower half of the lake has steep, rocky shorelines. Approximately half of the timber in the reservoir basin was left standing. The Flint Hills area surrounding the lake offers hunting opportunities for quail, prairie chicken, dove, turkey and deer. Pheasants are present but their numbers are low. A variety of campsites are available in El Dorado

FRIENDS OF THE LAKE

The Friends of El Dorado Lake began in 1993 and continues to grow each year. The group plays a large role at the lake, including helping with improvements at the lake. Most recently, they were involved with the volunteer work at the Frontier Refinery Campground, putting in electric sewer and heat in the shower house, making the campground available year round. They also sponsor a Fourth of July parade at Bluestem Point each year as well as fireworks at Shady Creek. They can be contacted at 316-320-2265. EL DORADO VISITORS GUIDE

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MUNICIPAL BAND 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE For over 90 years, the El Dorado Municipal Band has been a special part of summer in Butler County. Originally formed by a City of El Dorado charter ordinance in 1923 as a boys band, the group is now comprised of high school and adult community musicians. While you can find the Municipal Band in a variety of venues, most concerts are held in Forest Park’s historic band shell located on the corner of West 9th Street and North Taylor. Today, the El Dorado Municipal Band delivers 10 concerts during the summer throughout the community, performing works ranging from rock to jazz to patri-

otic to movie soundtracks; you will always be surprised and delighted during an El Dorado Municipal Band event. Patrons can show their appreciation for Butler Community College, as the Municipal Band sponsors an ice cream social and bake sale during two concerts; all proceeds support a music scholarship at Butler. Make our tradition one of your traditions by attending this FREE family-friendly activity, as a performer or a member of the audiences. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park band shell located on the corner of West 9th Street and North Taylor.

May 31st

Concert in the Park • 7:30pm

June 7th

Concert in the Park • 7:30pm

June 14th

Flag Day Concert • 7:00pm

June 21st

Concert in the Park • 7:30pm

June 28th

Memorial Concert & Ice Cream Social for BCC Scholarship • 7:30pm

July 5th

Concert in the Park • 7:30pm

July 12th

Concert in the park & Bake Sale for BCC Scholarship • 7:30pm

July 19th

Concert in the Park • 7:30pm

July 26th

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PARKS

The city of El Dorado recently completed a Parks & Recreation master plan to guide the future of the parks system in El Dorado, offering options for updates, improvements and new park areas. The mission of the department is “To work with a commitment to excellence, as a partner with the community in providing leisure and education opportunities, which enhance the quality of life.” It has programs for all ages that run throughout the year, including volleyball, soccer, baseball (including instructional T-Ball), basketball, and flag football. The biggest programs is the summer baseball/softball

CENTRAL PARK

Griffith St. & E. Central Avenue

Contains baseball & tennis facilities and public restroom

EAST PARK

*Available for reservation

Central Avenue & Woodland St. • 16 acres • 19 picnic tables • Play structures • Restrooms

GORDY PARK

300 S. Gordy St.

• Pavilion • Pond • Baseball/softball • Horseshoe pits

*Available for reservation

• 2 acres • Picnic tables • Play structure

• Small gazebo • Basketball courts

SOUTH SUMMIT PARK 500 S. Summit St. • .5 acres

• Play structure

400 S. Haverhill • 1 acres

100 Random Road • 2 acres • Play structure

• Play structures

611 S. Washington St.

• Play structure

RIO PARK • Picnic shelters • Restrooms

GRAHAM PARK

1600 Edgemoor Drive • 5 acres • Play structure • Spray park

• Picnic tables • Picnic shelters

NORTH MAIN PARK *Available for reservation

900 N. Main St. • 11 acres • 20 picnic tables • Play structures • Restrooms • Bike trail • Pavilion

• Horseshoe pits • Small gazebo • Picnic area • Horseshoe pits • Large gazebo • Spray park

• 4 acres • 12 picnic tables • Play structures • Skate Park • Municipal pool

900 Osage St. • 5 acres • Play structure • Restrooms

• Picnic tables • Picnic shelters

RIVERVIEW PARK 900 E. Central Ave. • 5 acres • Play structure

• Fishing • Picnic areas

EL DORADO DISC GOLF COURSE 604 SW. Haverhill

• 18 Hole Course • Amateur and professional play

PRAIRIE TRAILS PUBLIC GOLF COURSE

1100 Country Club Ln • 316-321-4114

900 N. Taylor St.

LIBRARY PARK • 1 acres • Basketball courts

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PARKS OR PROGRAMS, CALL 321-9100 OR VISIT WWW.ELDOKS.COM

RICE PARK

FOREST PARK

MARTIN PARK

leagues, which have more than 1,000 kids participating. The men’s church and co-ed softball leagues also are popular. There also are extensive aquatics programs, including Red Cross lifeguard training and swim lessons. The city has 14 parks and the bike/walking trail. The trail stretches five miles and borders the Walnut River and continues through Prairie Trails Golf Course, connecting to the El Dorado Lake.

*Available for reservation

• Pavilion • Band Shell • Basketball court • Horseshoe pits

• 18 Hole Course

MCCOLLUM PARK

McCollum Road & Country Club Road • 1.7 acres • Picnic tables

• Play structures

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SUMMIT PARK

First St. & Summit St. • 3 acres • Baseball/softball • Play structures

• All inclusive • Picnic tables • Restrooms

MARTIN PARK 400 S. Haverhill • 1 acres

• Play structures

DOG PARK 400 E. Locust • 18,000 Sq. Feet

• Fenced

*PARK RENTAL FEES: $25 IN TOWN $35 OUT OF TOWN

CALL 316-321-9100 TO RESERVE

DOG PARK The El Dorado Dog Park opened in 2008, offering a place for dogs to run and play off their leashes. The 18,000 Square Foot park includes a 10-by-6 foot area to unleash a dog. In this area there is also the water fountain, which serves able bodied people, handicapped individuals and dogs. Dog owners are responsible for their own dogs, and there is a limit of two dogs per adult, who must accompany the dogs at all times. All dogs must also be current on rabies vaccinations. Dog owners are required to clean up immediately after dogs; waste bags provided. THE PARK IS OPEN FROM DAWN TO DUSK SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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COUTTS /////////////////////////////////// MUSEUM OF ART

The Coutts Museum of Art is a unique regional destination museum and historic gathering place for people to experience the arts through significant and engaging exhibitions, innovative educational efforts and entertaining programs. The Coutts Memorial Museum of Art is located in El Dorado in an historic, three-floor museum. The museum was established in 1970 by Warren Hall Coutts, II., who was an El Dorado attorney. Coutts died in 1988 at the age of 88. He made known his wishes for the continuation of the museum, including new acquisitions and a vision of expanding in the future. The museum Board of Trustees, and new Executive Director Tim Howard, now oversee the operation and development of the museum, and efforts for expanding into two adjourning buildings through capital campaign efforts. The museum’s artistic focus is to collect, preserve, and exhibit fine art. The museums collection boasts more than 1,500 pieces of art, including: Makk, Renoir, Thomas Hart Benton, Picasso, Degas, and Frederic Remington. The Coutts Museum of Art engages the community by getting people involved though volunteer opportunities, Coutts Club After School Program, Family Art Night, Student Art exhibits and awards, an annual bus trip for any resident to travel with the Museum to visit other museums within a 6 hour radius, and art classes through the year for children and adults. Audience participation at our free, Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series offers the opportunity for people to come together who might not otherwise come into contact with other on a monthly basis. Individual and community cultural outcomes include pride, ownership, and sharing culture and history. Through rotating exhibits, the Museum offers the general public the opportunity to come and learn about art, and interact with other members of the community. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, local artists are given the opportunity to schedule an exhibition of their works or a group exhibition. This opportunity provides artists the opportunity to interact with local community members they may not have had the opportunity to meet.

110 N. Main, El Dorado 316-321-1212

HOURS

Tues. -Fri. 9:00AM – 5:00PM Sat. Noon - 4:00PM Notes: Closed major holidays

WWII HISTORY CENTER

The World War II History Center offers a museum and resource facility dedicated to the history of the WWII era. Its goal is to educate all generations about the reasons for the war and the profound impact WWII had on the world. The center includes information about the entire war on the European, Pacific and home fronts. It not only features the American perspective, but also highlights the efforts of the Allis and the Axis. Then in 2008 they found a building on West Central to allow them more visibility. They remodeled the building and moved their collections and memorabilia to the new site, purchasing the building in 2010. The center includes a tribute gallery, research library, gift shop and several exhibits at its new home at 119 W. Central Ave. It also has the ability to host guest lectures and a regular movie night event. The center has an on-going research database designed to cross reference thousands of names, places and events associated with WWII. EL DORADO VISITORS GUIDE

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SCULPTURES Those visiting El Dorado can see a variety of sculptures downtown through the El Dorado Main Street Sculpture Program. This program includes 16 sculptures placed by individual investors throughout the downtown area. There also is Sculpture Plaza on North Main Street, located in the alley just north of the Coutts Museum of Art. The plaza includes a 10x25-foot original ceramic tile mural, “Glory of the Hills,” by Terry Corbett and Phil Epp, depicting the scenic Flinthills. In addition to the mural, the plaza also is home to some of the sculptures located up and down Main Street. There are two located within the plaza, “In Flight” and “His Brand.” There also are benches where people can sit and enjoy the area. The project to create the plaza started in the late 1990s when the Main Street Artscape Committee was wanting to do something to dress up the alley. Cliff Stone funded the project and dedicated it to his wife from the Stone family. The project was completed in 1998.

KANSAS OIL MUSEUM

FOR A WALKING TOUR MAP, VISIT EL DORADO MAIN STREET

SUMMER HOURS

(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

323 E Central Ave, El Dorado, KS • 316-321-9333

Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

The Kansas Oil Museum offers a variety of learning experiences, attracting visitors from across the country. Inside the museum, visitors will experience the story of the Kansas Flint WINTER HOURS Hills, Butler (Labor Day through Memorial Day) County and the Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm science of oil exploration and Saturday Noon to 5 pm production. Visitors also can go outside and walk through the 10-acre exhibit of the early oil boom days. The outdoor exhibit includes oil field equipment that has been restored and operates during special events and tours. In addition, there is an historic oil boom town on the grounds, furnished as if the town’s inhabitants had never moved on. These towns operated as divisions of the oil companies and were under the authority of company officials. The museum also includes interactive exhibits, the Oil & Gas Legacy Gallery, as well as the Gusher Gift Shoppe, as well as special exhibits throughout the year such as the Geology Exhibit “Life on the Rocks” in May of this year and a music exhibit in June through August and others. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT KANSASOILMUSEUM.ORG OR CALL 316-321-9333. EL DORADO VISITORS GUIDE

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EL DORADO //////////////////////////////////////////// FACILITY BASEBALL

• Four Baseball Fields • Pitching distances for regulation USSSA Tournaments • Spectator seating for 250+ per field • Wireless scoreboards • Covered dugouts • Full sized turf batting cage • Central concessions and restrooms • $125 per field, per day & $100 per day concession rental

SOFTBALL

• Three regulation (NHS/ASA) softball fields • Spectator seating for 250+ per field • Wireless scoreboard • Covered dugouts • Shaded spectator seating on North Field • Full sized batting cage • Central concessions and restrooms • $125 per field, per day & $75 per day concession rental

• Drop down curtain between adjoining courts • Large spectator seating areas and parking • Concessions and restrooms • Score tables for each court and electronic scoreboards • Adjustable height backboards on each court • $135 per court, per day

OTHER AMENITIES & FACILITIES

• Four regulation sized soccer fields adjacent to four softball fields with concessions and restrooms. Located at El Dorado Lake and State Park and near camping • Eight miles of paved bike paths as well as miles of hiking trails great for horse back riding and trail running • 18 hole golf course with driving range and clubhouse • El Dorado Municipal Pool with 25 meter pool length for “short” course option for swim meets • El Dorado Civic Center with seating capacity of 550 • Multiple parks with spray sparks, gazebos and horse shoe pits • Home of the largest State Park in Kansas, El Dorado Lake

BG PRODUCTS VETERANS SPORTS COMPLEX

• Seating capacity of 6,500 with space for overflow seating on visitor side • Eleven climate controlled skyboxes with indoor/outdoor game viewing areas, televisions, sound system and catering options • Media floor with seven home and away media booths, filming deck, post game interview room and video production room • Full HD 24’-45’ video board as well as small ribbon board • Two full concession stands with seating pavilion and two full service & family restrooms • Four ticketing windows with climate controlled ticket booths • Home and visitor locker rooms with two breakout meeting rooms and training rooms with ice machines • 76’ X 120’ turf playing surface new in 2013

The cornerstone of art in Butler County

MCDONALD STADIUM • Turf infield with newly planted outfield • Full sized batting cage • Home and Away bullpens and locker rooms • Concessions with ice machine • Air conditioned press box and ticketing area • Umpire dressing room • Large outfield scoreboard • Stadium capacity of 1,000+ • $150 per game or $400 per day

A stimulating and inspiring, cultural and educational, regional art museum for all ages! 110 N Main Street El Dorado, KS 67042 316.321.1212 • Free Admission Tue-Fri 9a.m.-5p.m. • Sat 12a.m.-4p.m. www.couttsmuseum.org

BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL

• Seven full sized basketball courts & six full sized volleyball courts within 1/2 mile radius • Located in newly renovated High School and brand new Middle School

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AIRPORT

Captain Wilbur Jackson Thomas Memorial/El Dorado Municipal Airport is located 2.5 miles south and one mile east of the city, or just a few quick minutes from the downtown business area. The airport offers aircraft hangars, fuel, oil and maintenance. The airport has two 4,200 foot surfaced and lighted NE-SE runways. Both the runway lights, which are pilot controlled , and the wind directional indicators are functional through the night hours. The modern administration building is 122.8. Runway 15.33 has a P.A.P.I. landing approach system in place and both runways are identified by G.P.S. The city has also addded hangars in the past years as the airport continues to grow. The airport hosts several activities each year, including the local Experimenal Aircraft Association Fly-In, a Fly-In Breakfast and a Customer Appreciation Fly-in Barbeque. New events to the airport include the International 99 Organization’s Sunflower Rally and the Planes Over El Dorado Remote Control Model Aircraft Races. THE AIRPORT IS LOCATED AT 1485 SE 30TH ST. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 316-321-1327.

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POOL

7 DAYS A WEEK 1:00P – 6:00

The 55,000 gallon facility features three pools, including a regular pool, baby pool and wading pool; a water slide; and START DATE MAY 26 diving boards. They hold Twilight swims one night a LAST DAY OPEN AUGUST 12 month during the season as well as free swim on the Fourth of July. The El Dorado pool is also the home of The El Dorado Municipal Swimming Pool is the Sea Dragons. open to the public from May 26 through August 12. It is open from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm MonTHE POOL IS AT 900 N. TAYLOR STREET days through Sunday. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 321-6911

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EL DORADO HISTORY 1958 TORNADO VICTIMS MEMORIAL

STAPLETON #1 HISTORIC WELL SITE

Monument to thirteen community members who lost their lives in the historic 1958 tornado. Located in Graham Park.

Site of the October 6, 1915 discovery oil well which brought big changes to El Dorado. Oil Hill boomtown, the largest company owned town in the world was built here. Over 1800 producing wells on 25,000 acres made the El Dorado oil field the world’s storybook field at the time. (228)

BUTLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Historic Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse was built in 1909,placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Open weekdays for self guided tours.

CARNEGIE LIBRARY

BUTLER COUNTY HISTORY CENTER KANSAS OIL MUSEUM

Outstanding museum presenting the fascinating history which makes El Dorado unique. Glory of the Hills and oil exhibits are complimented by a gift shop and 4,000 volume research library.

The first public library in El Dorado built in 1912 through a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. One of 63 Carnegie libraries in Kansas. It is a private business today. (183)

WORLD WAR II HISTORY CENTER

MCDONALD STADIUM

WPA project named after local teacher James McDonald. Recently renovated and is the home of the El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame. Home to El Dorado Broncos, Butler Community College and El Dorado High School baseball teams. (172)

Dedicated to the history of the World War II era; consists of tribute gallery, research library, exhibits and gift shop.

Your community is part of our community.

EL DORADO BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

Honoring El Dorado baseball stand-out teams and individuals. Photographs and memorabilia. Located on the grounds of McDonald Stadium. By appointment only. 316-321-2357

Helping you and our community grow is the reason we love coming to work every day. Call, click or stop by and let us help you meet life’s everyday challenges.

FREEDOM MEMORIAL

A six foot bronze eagle is the centerpiece of this monument honoring over 900 members of the U.S. armed forces, located on the lawn of the County Courthouse.

MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD DEPT.

Built in 1918, placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Today visitors enjoy park-like grounds, adorned by sculpture. The depot can be rented for special events by calling 316-321-9100.

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EL DORADO //////////////////////////////////////////// SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPORTING EVENTS Get in on the excitement of watching the 6-time National Champion Butler Grizzlies football team! Experience the intensity of the Power Plant atmosphere during men’s and women’s basketball. Contact us at 316-321-2222.

Butlercc.edu

CENTRAL CINEMA 6 A first class six-plex movie theater showing first run movies. Amenities include a full service concession, game room and party room. Contact us at 316-321-1576. EL DORADO BRONCOS BASEBALL

College summer baseball at its finest! Five-time winner of the National Baseball Congress World Series. Collegiate players live with host families for the summer. www.eldoradobroncos.org.

Driven to create

SUCCESSonSTORIES and off the field.

EL DORADO YMCA

43,000 square foot family fitness facility with indoor pool, gymnasiums, weight and fitness machines, Kid Zone, exercise studios. Full program schedule is available. Contact us at 316-320-9622.

GRIZZLY BOWL Open seven days a week. Cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Sixteen lanes, snack bar. Call ahead for lane availability. Contact us at 316-452-5410. PRAIRIE TRAILS PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Beautiful 18-hole, par 71 public course. Cart rental available. Contact us at 316-321-4114.

Too many were struggling with math. We redesigned it in a way that works for our students. Now take 3 credits of math - one credit at a time. Learn more: butlercc.edu/mathematics

WALNUT VALLEY SAILING CLUB Offering youth and adult sailing training using the STEP program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced sailors. www.wvsailing.com.

Let’s Take TOMORROW

EL DORADO DISC GOLF COURSE New 18 hole course designs for amateur and professional players. Stop by City Hall or visit the Parks and Recreation page at www.eldoks.com for a course map. 316-321-9100

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DINE/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

EL DORADO Anita’s Mexican Restaurant

Golden Asian Buffet

Arby’s Restaurant

Greek Stone Grill

2529 W. Central Ave. 316.321.1301

1707 W. Central Ave. 316.322.7379

Beijing Bistro

2350 W. Central Ave. 316.321.2888

2401 W. Central Ave. 316.435.5060

Grizzly Bowl

1905 W. Central Ave. 316.322.8999

307 S. Haverhill Rd. 316.452.5410

Braum’s

Hog Wild Pit BBQ

1940 W. Central Ave. 316.321.7767

Brew Co. Coffeehouse & Dilly Deli 142 Main St. 316.322.0211

Burger King

2743 W. Central Ave. 316.320.9250

Dairy Queen

Russell’s Daylight Donuts 1243 W. Central Ave. 316.321.0840

Sonic Drive-In

1945 W. Central Ave. 316.321.7622

Spangles

2005 W. Central Ave. 316.321.3227

Subway

1530 W. Central Ave. 316.321.9453

1826 W. Central Ave. 316.320.0990

Jimmy’s Egg

Subway (in Walmart)

1302 W Central Ave. 316.425.2823

KFC

2003 W. Central Ave. 316.321.6770

La Casita

301 Village Rd. #186 316.321.4111

Taco Bell

721 N. Main St. 316.320.1600

True Lies

115 N. Griffith St. 316.321.2919

124 S. Main St. 316.321.1084

607 N. Oil Hill Rd. 316.320.9255

Dillons Deli & Chinese Kitchen

Long John Silver’s

Turner’s Coffee & Donut

McDonald’s

Two Brothers BBQ & Grill

Moe’s Grill

Walnut River Brewing Co.

700 N. Main St. 316.321.0332

Domino’s

2422 W.Central Ave. 316.320.3533

Fiesta Mexicana

1825 W. Central Ave. 316.321.1400

2002 W. Central Ave. 316.321.4910

127 N. Main St. 316-320-1700

710 S. Main St. 316.322.8464

Freddy’s Frozen Custard

Pizza Hut Wing Street

Gambino’s Pizza

Pizza Hut Wing Street

1809 W. Central Ave. 316.321.3900

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2423 W. Central Ave. 316.321.2340

405 N. Main St. 316.321.3668

1701 W. Central Ave. 316.452.5522

111 W Locust Ave. 316.351.8086

Willies

151 N. Main St. 316.452.5546

729 N. Main St. 316.321.1111

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TRAILS BOULDER BLUFF HORSE TRAIL

• Refreshing stroll through the Flint Hills along the shoreline of El Dorado Lake. • Access Point Locations: Area 2 Horse Campground Boulder Bluff GPS at Trailhead: N37 53.362 W96 48.555 Length of Trail: 12 miles

CROSS COUNTRY COURSE • A meandering trail in the Flint Hills, used for cross country and walk / run competitions • Access Point Locations: After 1st camping area Area 2 Box Turtle Point Bluestem Point North of water tower GPS at Trailhead: N37 53.411 W96 48.552 Length of Trail: 1 miles

DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND TRAIL

• A challenging bike trail through the timber of the Walnut River. • Access Point Locations: Over foot bridge, heads north Walnut River Campground West side of Eagle Pass GPS at Trailhead: N37 50.460 W96 49.646 Length of Trail: 2 miles

WALNUT RIVER TRAIL

• Semi hardened trail that tours the scenic

Walnut River campground. • Access Point Locations: Connects to El Dorado Bike / Walking Path Walnut River Campground West side of Eagle Pass GPS at Trailhead: N37 50.433 W96 49.613 Length of Trail: 2.5 miles

TETER NATURE TRAIL

• A diverse nature trail winding through the Flint Hills down into a bottomland hardwood forest and a small stand of Paw Paw trees. • Access Point Locations: East on 12 Street, continue east on Shady Creek Access Road, 3/4 of the way up the hill / dam on the south side. GPS at Trailhead: N37 49.980 W96 48.255 Length of Trail: 0.75 mile

WALNUT RIDGE HIKING TRAIL

• A scenic trail accessed from the campground that follows the Walnut River. • Access Point Locations: Over foot bridge, goes south Walnut River Campground West side of Eagle Pass GPS at Trailhead: N37 50.448 W96 49.650 Length of Trail: 0.75 mile

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE TRAIL

• Trail past a marsh and small stream among the wildflowers of the Flint Hills. • Access Point Location: Shady Creek (Just past self pay station) GPS at Trailhead: N37 50.374 W96 458 Length of Trail: 0.5 mile

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LODGING

Days Inn & Suites

Red Coach Inn

316.452.2992

316.321.6900

El Dorado Motel

Stardust Motel

316.321.3610

316.321.3535

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1901 W. Central

3200 El Dorado Ave

1111 East Central Ave

3100 W. El Dorado Ave 316.322.7275

El Dorado State Park

2525 W. Central

316.321.7180

Deer Grove RV Park 2873 US-54 316.321.6272

1127 N. Main

Sunset Inn

For lodging questions or to request welcome bags for your group, please contact the El Dorado Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-321-9100 or cvb@eldoks.com

316.321.9172

Super 8

2530 W. Central 316.321.4888

Motel 6

2515 W. Central 316.321.6800

American Suites 1125 N. Main 316.321.3535

El Dorado Animal Clinic Davy Harkins DVM/

(316) 321-1050

“Higher Standards Because We Care”

OWNER

Teresa Burks DVM/ CHIROPRACTOR

ACCEPTED

111 E. Locust • El Dorado, KS • www.eacwecare.com EL DORADO VISITORS GUIDE

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DRUMS ACROSS KANSAS JULY 16, 2018

DAM MUSIC FEST JULY 27-28, 2018 (CHECK OUT THE COVER!) THE LANTERN FEST SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

HOLLY FRONTIER WESTERN CELEBRATION AUGUST 23-26, 2018

DEFINE

"SMALL TOWN"

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877-858-5600 cvb@eldoks.com 220 E. 1st | El Dorado, KS | 67042

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