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Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Activity Guide



Update on Three Mile Creek Trail …………………………………………………… New software helps residents better understand trash schedule …………… Sidewalk construction underway ………………………………………………… Parks and Recreation activities ……………………………………………………

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City Manager’s Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2604 City Clerk’s Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-682-9201

Leavenworth City Results from municipal election Nov. 7 Based on the results of the Nov. 7 City Commission election -Commission

Convention and Visitors Bureau City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-758-2948 Economic Development City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2602 Fire Department (Admin. calls only) 3600 S. 20th Street 913-682-3346 For Burn Permits: 913-758-2980

Nancy Bauder Mayor 913-675-7166

unofficial at the time of writing -- Jermaine Wilson, Myron “Mike” Griswold and incumbent Mark Preisinger will begin new terms in January 2018. They will join Larry Dedeke and Nancy Bauder, who were not up for re-election. According to vote totals, the two highest vote recipients were Wilson and Griswold. They will serve four-year terms. Preisinger will serve a two-year term. Dedeke and Bauder each have two years remaining on their terms. Wilson, Griswold and Preisinger will be sworn in Monday, Jan. 8, at City Hall. Check the City’s website for the time of the event.

Human Resources City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2637 Inspections City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-684-0378 Leavenworth Public Library 417 Spruce St. 913-682-5666

Jermaine Wilson

Myron “Mike” Griswold

Mark Preisinger Mayor Pro-Tem 913-775-2822 mpreisinger

Municipal Court Justice Center, 601 S. Third 913-758-2900 Parks and Recreation Riverfront Community Center 123 S. Esplanade St. 913-651-2203 (admin) 913-651-2132 (front desk) Planning/ Community Development City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2626

Larry Dedeke Commissioner 913-651-3322

Police (Admin calls only) Justice Center, 601 S. Third 913-651-2260 Public Housing Planters II, 200 Shawnee St. 913-682-2200 Public Information Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2610

Kenichi Tanaka of Omihachiman, Japan, presents Mayor Nancy Bauder with a book of beautiful drawings done by architect William Merrell Vories. Vories was born in Leavenworth and later moved to Japan as an adult. He was a missionary, businessman and architect of great importance in Omihachiman in the 20th Century. The two cities of Leavenworth and Omihachiman celebrated 20 years of a Sister City partnership in October 2017 when 22 delegates visited from Japan.

Charles Raney Commissioner 913-704-8439 charleyraney


the City Manager

Public Works/Engineering City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-684-0375 Service Center/Streets/Trash 790 Thornton St. 913-682-0650 Sewer Emergencies (24 Hours) 913-682-1090 Water Pollution Control 1800 S Second St. 913-682-1090

Lisa Weakley Commissioner 913-682-6297

Do you: n Have a question about a City project? n Want to know how different city operations are funded? n Want to share your ideas? If you have questions about the City, ask City Manager Paul Kramer, or 913-680-2600.


Erosion control plan: Update on Three Mile Creek Trail



In 2016, major soil erosion problems caused the collapse of terrain surrounding property owned by Kansas One/ ONE Gas. The City had to close the pedestrian bridge along the Three Mile Creek trail for pedestrian safety. Photos here show the changing creek bed terrain in 2014 (left) and 2016 (right). Erosion had been caused by decades of redevelopment along the creek and significant rainfall events, including an incident July 6, 2015,when more than six inches of rain fell in two hours. City engineers have a plan to fix the creek bank and reopen the trail, but first had to come to a memorandum of understanding agreement with the local gas service. With that in place, the City has now put out a bid for construction on the project with the gas company paying for 65% of the cost.

City offers new software tool to share information about trash and recycling The City of Leavenworth has partnered with a new software program to help inform residents about trash and recycling. The Recycle Coach™ app, called “Garbage and Recycling Information,” is free for smartphones and tablets and viewable on any desktop computer. Residents can enter their address to find the correct trash day, even during a holiday. The app also provides information about how to recycle, how to get rid of yard waste and household hazardous waste. Residents can find hours for the Brush Site, 1803 S. Second St., and the Recycling Center, which is one block

east of Leavenworth High School at the intersection of Lawrence and Halderman streets. Residents can choose to set automatic reminders sent to an email address. Options for automatic e-mail reminders include: n Weekly summary of trash services n Weekly reminder to put out your trash n Changes in service because of the holidays Special events like the Free First Saturday when the Brush Site is open free to City of Leavenworth residents. The Recycle Coach™ app is free to download and is on the City’s website at https://www. php?structureid=143 (or just click on the “Trash Recycling” blue button on the City’s Homepage) A downloadable app for smartphones, laptops and tablets is also available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.


Business Information

Business & Technology Park Progress (Photo looking east along Eisenhower Road with the new facility in the foreground. The Gary Carlson Business Park, which is now full, is east of the ongoing construction) As of fall 2017, contractors have completed about one-third of necessary projects for the new Business and Technology Park at 20th and Eisenhower Road. The sanitary sewer system is complete, three detention basins have been installed and the gas utility company plans to replace a gas line. Lots at the new business park are suitable for large developments capable of attracting major employers to Leavenworth that employ hundreds of people. Work continues with completion planned for summer 2018.

Third Hotel completed in 2017

Fire Dept. puts 3 new apparatus on duty Three fire apparatus were purchased at a cost of $560,000 per vehicle from the 2016 Capital Improvements Program. The new vehicles are equipped with independent front suspension, and additional safety features that newer fire trucks have to meet. The new apparatus have louder sirens and LED lighting. In the old trucks, drivers would have to pull up to the hydrant in neutral and disengage transmission. This new apparatus is equipped with a hydraulic motor so that drivers can reposition the truck if needed. Additionally, the truck holds significantly more water and can pump 1500 gallons per minute and uses more advanced pumping.


Commissioners and City staff toured the new Home2 Suites extended-stay hotel in September 2017. Following a change of the General Services Administration’s perdiem rate for the City of Leavenworth, developers began approaching the City government. The first, Fairfield Inn and Suites, was completed in 2014. Hampton Inn was completed in 2015. Home 2 Suites is now finished and a Towne Place Suites is being built at Fourth and Metropolitan streets. Hotels are reporting very high levels of occupancy.

Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation sees exponential growth in loans Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation is a private nonprofit organization that grants no-interest loans to businesses through the NetWork Kansas E-Community Program. The City oversees loan applications and maintenance of the program. The program has oversight of a board of directors comprised of community members. In 2012, the loan program began with a single loan of $45,000 under the name “First City Development Corporation.” Although there were no loans granted in 2013, Leavenworth saw steady use of the loans in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for about $100,000 per year. In 2017, the First City Development Corporation expanded to cover all of Leavenworth County and changed its name to “Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation.” This year, $921,500 has been awarded as of Nov. 3. Leavenworth pays for no-interest loans through the sale of tax credits that individuals and businesses may purchase through their accountants. The funds do not come from the City budget. To date, 27 businesses have received loans from the program, the last 16 were in 2017.

Total loans issued through 2012-2017

First City Dental McKee Properties

Luxury & Imports

Momo’s Knitting Nook

Butler’s Muffler and Auto Repair Americana Furniture & Antique Mall 5

Resident Information Christmas Tree Disposal

Residents may dispose of live Christmas trees at the Brush Site, 1803 S. 2nd St., for free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Special days for tree disposal are:

Tuesday Dec. 26 Wednesday Dec. 27 Thursday Dec. 28 Friday Dec. 29

Saturday Dec. 30 Tuesday Jan. 2 Wednesday Jan. 3 Thursday Jan. 4

Friday, Jan. 5 Saturday, Jan. 6

2017 Year-End Report: Community Development Block Grants

The Community Development office oversees federal funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Programs have specific criteria, such as homeowners falling below a set income level. In 2017, programs provided by the CGBG: n Doubled Home Ownership (12 new home owners) n 19 homes repaired n 9 dangerous structures demolished Read full report at

City crews prepare for snow and ice on roads City operations crews and leadership staff meet annually to review the Snow and Ice Policy Manual, which can be found on the City’s website. The City Manager, or in the absence of the City Manager, the Chief of Police may declare a snow emergency. Two hours after the declaration of an emergency, vehicles must be removed from streets designated as “Emergency Snow Routes,” which are posted with signs shown above. Failure to move a vehicle subjects it to being towed at the owner’s expense. City streets crews begin clearing snow on Emergency Snow Routes when two inches or more of snow has fallen. After these routes are clear, the crews move onto public safety facilities and

school loading zones on the City’s rightof-way. The crews then move onto: 1) Leavenworth Central Business District/ major roads and snow routes. 2) Residential streets. The City does not clear alleys. The City’s snow removal ordinance states that property owners are responsible for removing snow from adjacent sidewalks and adjacent sidewalk ramps. Businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks downtown. The City allows owners 24 hours following the conclusion of the snowstorm to properly remove snow from all the aforementioned areas. Residents will be held responsible for knowing whenever snow has accumulated to such a depth that removal is required.

Sidewalk program for 2017 builds new paths In 2017, work began in October to complete the following new sidewalks: - 20th Street from Dakota Street to Metropolitan Avenue - Spruce Street from Central Street to Ninth Avenue - Pennsylvania Street from the alley to Fifth Avenue - Pennsylvania Street from Second Avenue to Third Avenue - New Lawrence Road from Wildwood Street to Limit Street - Tonganoxie Road from Shenandoah Drive to 20th Street Trafficway - 20th Street from Tonganoxie Road to Limit Street - Fourth Street from Eisenhower Road to Muncie Road


Kansas and Missouri have driving maps available online for winter transportation planning. Both are updated regularly during a snowstorm to indicate the road quality. Each state also has the same information available with an automated phone call for those who do not have Internet access. In Kansas: • or dial “511” In Missouri: • or dial 1-888-275-6636. Fort Leavenworth also has a Road Conditions map on the Garrison website.

Dog Manners and obedience class offered Dog trainer Kim Downing teaches dog owners and four-legged friends the basic commands. Geared for dogs ages 4 months or older. Must be current on vaccinations. This is a seven-week program. The first week is without the dog. Class is held on Wednesday evenings. For more information, visit Level I: This is the foundation level class and includes many behaviors like beginning walking on leash, sit, down, come, focused attention, place and stay. Level II: (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I class.) This is a continuation of Level I with the skills getting more refined and difficult. Additional skills like directional come, leave it, wait, back and stand will be added along with work on mannered greetings. Includes AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Call 913-758-6629 for information. Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Adopt a shelter pet

Leavenworth Animal Control, Animal Control, 2019 S 3rd St., has many adoptable cats and dogs waiting for a family. See them online at

Fee: $80 Session 1: Jan. 10 -Feb. 21 Session 2: March 7 -April 18

City of Leavenworth requires dog tags

City requires tags, registration for all dogs four months of age and older that reside in the City of Leavenworth. The 2018 Dog License/Tags will be available to purchase starting Thursday, February 1, 2018. Proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay or neutering is required. License fees are $10 for spayed or neutered dogs and $20 if unaltered. After March 31 a late fee will apply. Dog licenses may be obtained from any of the following locations: • City Clerk’s Office, 100 N. 5th St., Leavenworth, KS • Animal Control, 2019 S 3rd St., Leavenworth, KS • Dog & Cat Clinic, 1101 N. 5th St., Leavenworth, KS • Pioneer Animal Hospital, 3525 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, KS • Kansas Country Store, 728 Cherokee St., Leavenworth, KS • Lowemont Veterinary Clinic, 33511 Santa Fe Trail, Easton, KS

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Leavenworth Performing Arts Center 500 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, Kansas

The River City Community Players community theater group will be featuring the following shows in 2017 and 2018: “Saving Mr. Winslow’s Christmas Tree Farm” Performance Dates: December 8, 9, 10 “It Shoulda Been You” Performance Dates: February 23, 24, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 “Moonlight and Magnolias” Performance Dates: April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at For play and ticket information, visit the River City Community Players website, or leave a message at (913) 651-0027. “Live at the Hollywood Theater” Jazz Concert featuring Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle. Performance Date: May 5 (7:30 p.m.) All seats are $15 and include an artists’ reception before the concert. Tickets available online at or at our downtown outlets. For concert information, call (913) 6512203.


from the City Clerk n Trash bags can be purchased at the City Clerk’s Office. n Garage sales require a permit. Permit fee is $5 for up to three consecutive days. Garage sales are limited to one per calendar quarter. n Door to door solicitors are required to have a license issued by the City of Leavenworth. Licenses are issued to each individual and they are required to have the license on them and displayed. If you have solicitor at your door please ask to see their license (exceptions apply to religious, non-profit organizations and political candidates) n Tree Trimmers are required to be licensed by the City of Leavenworth. Before hiring someone to trim or cut down your tree please ask to see their City License. A list of Licensed Tree Trimmers is available on the City’s website under the City Clerk’s Department. n If you have rental property you are required to register your property with the City of Leavenworth. There is a one-time registration fee of $20. n If you have an alarm system in your home or business you are required to purchase an alarm permit. The permit fee is $15 per year. More questions? Contact the City Clerk’s office at 913-682-9201 if you have any questions.


at the Riverfront Community Center


Riverfront Community Center Fitness Facilities Daily Admission 20 Punch Pass Daily Monthly Admission Pass 6-Month Pass Daily Yearly Admission Pass

Resident Non-Resident 123 S. Esplanade St. | 913-651-2132 CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS: Adult $2.50 $3 Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $2 $2.50 Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Adult $40 $50 Memorial Day. Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $30 $40 Admission fee includes the use of the weight Adult $35 $40 room, pool during open and lap swim times, Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $25 $30 track, gym, racquetball courts and cardio room. Showers and lockers are available on track Adult $80 $90 and pool levels. Racquetball equipment and Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $60 $70 basketballs are available for rent. For general Adult $145 $155 information, call (913) 651-2132 or email Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $105 $125

Residents are patrons who live within the Leavenworth City limits or Fort Leavenworth. TRACK and FITNESS ROOM HOURS Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. OPEN BASKETBALL GYM HOURS Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.

CORPORATE PASS PROGRAM: Businesses and organizations can pay a $200 yearly fee entitling their employees to purchase Riverfront Community Center fitness facility passes at a 25% 40% discount. Organization identification required.

sports. For information call (913) 7586648.

CARDIO and WEIGHT ROOMS: Stair steppers, stationary bikes, treadmills, and weight equipment are available. These rooms are locked at all times. Please check out a key at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Collateral required.

Basic Ballroom Dance Learn to Merengue, waltz, country two-step, Arizona two-step, salsa, and cha-cha, dance steps and turns for type of music. For dates and class information, contact Tom Ritchie at urdancrmn@ Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. (for dates, email instructor or call 913-758-6629) $40 for singles / $60 per couple

INDOOR TRACK: The center has a 1/10 mile indoor track that is open year-round during regular business hours. Daily admission fee or pass required. RECREATION ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CITY RESIDENTS Qualifying low-income or disabled individuals or families who live in the city limits of Leavenworth and are currently receiving public financial assistance can be awarded a $100 credit per person per year to be used toward certain Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department activities, such as fitness facility passes, swim programs, and youth


All classes are held at the Riverfront Community Center. Register at the front desk. Call (913) 651-2132 or email

FITNESS CLASSES Yoga Instructors Diane Sodders, Carol Turner, and Rachel Smith will teach students to release stress and fatigue, increase strength, balance and flexibility, and restore energy. Starts January 2. First class is free for new students. 9-10 a.m. Tues. and Thurs. New Thursday evening class starts January 4, 6-7 p.m. Fees: $5 per class

Crossfit and Crossfit Kids Elizabeth Brown, owner/operator of Athletic Body and Mind, offers strength training programs for kids and adults. Email elizabeth@athleticbodyandmind. com. or visit www.athleticbodyandmind. com for dates, fees and registration information. PiYo Live Join certified instructor Rachel Smith as she combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. Use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every single muscle – big and small. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Bring a mat and plenty of water for this fun class. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. $5 per class Teens – Adult MUSTARD SEED RECREATION, HEALTH, and WELLNESS PROGRAMS These are fitness classes for the whole

family from teens to seniors. Register and pay for each class at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Total Body Fitness Adult class geared toward getting patrons in shape and meeting their fitness goals. Mondays and Wednesdays 10 -10:30 a.m. / 3-3:55 p.m. $5 per class Strength, Endurance, Agility, Speed Training (S.E.A.S. – Training) This class is especially geared for 8-18 year old children. Meets in the gym. Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon $5 per class

Toddler Tyme Children ages 5 and under are invited to the gym for open play time. A bounce house, basketballs, Big Wheels, and other fun toys are provided. Adult supervision required. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. - noon $2 per child

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES Tae Kwon Do This popular martial art combines combat techniques, self- defense, sport, and exercise. Contact Master Frank Hannon at (913) 682-3677 for information. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 6:30 p.m. Little Tigers Ages 5-7 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Ages 8-14 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Adults $55 a month - first family member $35 per additional family member

Tae Kwon Do

FITNESS FACILITY POLICIES 1. NO CLEATS OR SPIKED SHOES OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN THE CENTER. 2.Persons ages 16 and over must present identification at check-in. 3.Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or a guardian age 18 or older. 4. Children ages 15-17 must have a parent’s signed permission to use the fitness equipment. 5. Children ages 12-14 must be directly supervised by an adult at all times while in the fitness rooms.

Master Frank Hannon offers a class quarterly to women and girls in the community to learn about self-defense. Pre-registration required. Minimum age 13. Saturday, February 24 9:30 – 11 a.m. Minimum: 4, Maximum: 16

Women and Girls Self-Defense Class FREE Martial arts instructor

6. Children ages 11 and under are not allowed to use any of the fitness equipment. 7. Persons ages 60 and over are advised to consult with their physician before beginning any type of fitness regimen. 8. It is the responsibility of patrons to ensure that they have been properly trained before using the fitness equipment. Improper use of equipment can cause serious injuries. 9. The city is not responsible for injuries or gross negligence. 10. Please do not drop or slam weight



equipment. 11. Please wipe down weight benches after use. 12. Foul language, loud vulgar music, and aggressive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. 13. Smoking, “vaping”, or chewing of any tobacco product is not allowed in the community center. 14. No food or soft drinks are allowed in the fitness rooms or gym. 15. Athletic shoes covering the entire foot must be worn at all times while using the fitness facilities.


Roundhouse. (Note: This park has active train tracks.) The Bridge Tender’s Building rents for $20, with a $20 refundable key deposit. Folding chairs are available for rent also. This park is adjacent to the Riverfront Community Center and historic downtown Leavenworth.

Parks and Recreation Department (Community Center lower level) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 123 S. Esplanade St. Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 (913) 651-2203 Email: Fitness Trail System at Ray Miller Park The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center to build ten fitness stations. These stations demonstrate various exercises to work toward total body fitness. Picnic Shelters Rent a shelter for the day at Leavenworth city parks. Picnic tables seat 6-8 people. Extra tables are $5 each. All shelters but Stubby have at least one grill. Ray Miller Park shelter has no access to restroom facilities. Leavenworth Landing Park This scenic park on the Missouri River (Esplanade and Cherokee Streets) is available to rent for special occasions. Permit fees are $15 per hour ($20 for non-City residents) with a $100 refundable damage deposit. Fees are due when a permit is requested. Choose the Paddlewheel Plaza or the Railroad

Alcoholic Beverage Permit By City ordinance, alcoholic beverages are prohibited in City parks, except as authorized by Parks and Recreation to Leavenworth area residents with a park reservation permit. There is a $10 alcoholic beverage or beer permit fee. Riverfront Park Campground This cozy park beside the Missouri River is the perfect place to relax. The campground offers basic and electric camping pads, tent camping, a bath house with four private units, a boat ramp, picnic shelter and dump station. $15 per night. (Note: This park is adjacent to active train tracks.) For information in April through October, contact the Park Manager at (913) 290-0034 or campgroundmanager@ In the off season (November through March) call (913) 651-2203 or email For information on the following programs, please call the Leavenworth










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Parks and Recreation Department at (913) 651-2203. Adopt-A-Park Program For groups who want to make a difference in the Leavenworth community, consider adopting a Leavenworth city park or other landscaped public area. Participants can choose from a variety of tasks: establishing a presence in the parks and reporting vandalism and maintenance problems, picking up litter, painting, weeding, or gardening. Donations also may be made for park improvements. City staff will provide guidance and some materials for projects. Legacy Tree Program Commemorate a special person or event with a living legacy. For a $200 fee, a tree will be planted and a plaque erected at the planting site. For an additional $100, you may request a 5” x 5” aluminum plaque. Request forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Office. Memorial Bench Program Another way to honor a special person or group is through the purchase of a memorial bench with an attached plaque in Leavenworth Landing Park or at the Waggin’ Tails Dog Park. The Parks and Recreation Department will install the bench. Down payment required to order.

Stubby Park, Fourth and Poplar streets

LEAVENWORTH CITY PARKS 10th Avenue Park 3500 Tenth Ave.

Rest rooms

1.14 MILE

Picnic Shelter

Bob Dougherty Park 800 N. 2nd St.


Buffalo Bill Cody Park 3003 Shrine Park Road

.25 MILE Ball Fields

David Brewer Park 1801 Ottawa St.

Tennis Courts

Havens Park 2201 Ottawa St. Hawthorn Park 1100 Ohio St.


Hiking/ Walking trail Bike Path

Jefferson Park 1100 Kickapoo St.

Volleyball Court

Leavenworth Landing Park 301 S. Esplanade St.


North Esplanade Park 500 N. Esplanade St. Ray Miller Park 4103 S. Fourth St.

Soccer Fields

.25 MILE

Basketball Courts


Horseshoe Courts Bath House

Riverfront Park Campground 1201 Riverfront Park Road

Boat Ramps

Southside Park 2600 S. First St.

Camping/ RVs

Sportsfield Park 2100 Ottawa St.


Stubby Park 1501 S. Fourth St.

Sledding Hill Pools Skate Park

Waggin’ Tails Dog Park 2901 VA Park Drive

Dog Park

Wollman Park 1300 Shawnee St.


The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates Haymarket Square, an event venue constructed by the City of Leavenworth at the corner of Seventh and Cherokee streets. This popular covered lot has a building with restrooms on site and is adjacent to the Three Mile Creek hiking trail. Events such as the Leavenworth Farmers Market and Main Street City Market take place here during the spring, summer and fall. Call 913-651-2203 for more information about Haymarket Square.


Sports and Activities Save the date: March sign-up for baseball/softball

Officiating/Field Rental: For information on officiating or ball field rental, contact Tabor Medill, Sports Supervisor, at (913) 758-6648 or In case of inclement weather, call 913-364-5821.

The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department sponsors summer baseball/softball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-13. Registration/waiver forms will be distributed through the Leavenworth Schools and the Riverfront Community Center. Teams will be chosen by a skills testing system. Children MUST play in their appropriate age group. The season will run June-July. Skills Testing for boys and girls ages 9-13 will be held in April at Sportsfield Recreation Complex. City Youth Recreational Baseball/Softball Leagues Boys


Age as of 5/1/18

Instructional Baseball

Instructional Softball

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George Brett (Coach pitch)

Dot Richardson (Coach pitch)


Willie Mays

Joan Joyce


Pee Wee Reese Donna Lopiano 11-13 Registration: March 1 – 31 (3rd child ½ price) Fees – Ages 5-8: $45 Fees – Ages 9-13: $50 (NOTE: Parks & Recreation Scholarships can’t be used to pay late fees.) Late Registration: April 1 and later (3rd child ½ price) Fees – Ages 5-8: $70 Fees – Ages 9-13: $75 GEIGER SHOWCASE BASEBALL LEAGUE Boys ages 14 through age 19 (graduating seniors) may participate. Registration accepted as a team only. No individual registrations accepted. Minimum of (4) teams required. (16) game schedule. Registration Period: April 1 – April 30 Fees: $900 per team MARIE WADLOW SOFTBALL LEAGUE Girls ages 14 through age 19 (graduating seniors) may participate. Registration accepted as a team only. No individual registrations accepted. Minimum of (4) teams required. (16) game schedule. Registration Period: April 1 – April 30 Fees: $900 per team

ADULT SPRING CO-ED SOFTBALL Open to all men and women age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. The season will run April-May. Requires a minimum of 4 teams. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Early Registration (February 1-28): $295 Late Registration (March 1 and later): $425 MEN’S SPRING DOUBLE-HEADER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. The season will run April-May. Requires a minimum of 4 teams and an even number of teams. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Sundays. Early Registration (February 1-28): $295 Late Registration (March 1 and later): $425 MEN’S SUMMER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. The season will run May-July. If there are enough teams, there will be 2 divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays. Early Registration (March 1-31): $295 Late Registration (April 1 and later): $425 MEN’S SUMMER DOUBLE-HEADER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. Requires a minimum of 4 teams and an even number of teams. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Sundays. n Session I (Plays May-June) Early Registration (March 1-31): $295 Late Registration (April 1 and later): $425 n Session II (Plays July-August) Early Registration (May 1-31): $295 Late Registration (June 1 and later): $425 Midwest Autoharp Academy A Beginning Autoharp workshop will be offered at the Riverfront Community Center, instructed by Charles Whitmer and Tom Schroeder. Workshop flyer and registration may be downloaded at:, or will be available at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 10-13 Fee: $200 for the week or $50 per day.


123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth, KS (913) 651-2132 or (913) 680-2709. Riverfront Community Center Manager, Tammy Metzgar, The Riverfront Community Center is a charming 1880s former Union Depot train station on the banks of the Missouri River. Originally constructed in 1888, this historic depot was lovingly restored and remodeled in 1988 as a multi-functional facility. This classic facility provides an ideal atmosphere for all types of special events, from weddings and receptions to seminars and meetings. No matter what type of event you are planning, our staff can help you arrange your perfect day. Directly behind the Center, Leavenworth Landing Park offers picturesque views of the Missouri River. Photo opportunities abound in these naturally scenic surroundings. The Riverview Room This room is aptly named for its beautiful views of the majestic Missouri River. Adjoining outdoor patio also overlooks the river.

Photo provided by Catch Light Photography printed with permission The Men’s Waiting Room Impressive 30-foot wood-paneled ceilings soar above the original woodwork and fireplace. This lovely room also boasts a river view. The Women’s Waiting Room Adjacent to the Riverview Room, this cozy room is a smaller version of the Men’s Waiting Room. The Women’s Waiting Room has side doors that access the

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Riverview Room. Room Fees and Deposits A 4-hour minimum rental and security deposit are required to reserve a room, along with a $25 service charge. Fees include set-up and take-down of tables and chairs and trash removal. Decorating time is $10 per hour. Other items are available for rent. Catering For catering information, contact our in-house caterer, Terry Booker, at (913) 702-5499 during business hours or Patrons also may hire outside caterers for a 20% added surcharge. Harvey Girl Luncheons The Harvey Girls were early waitresses in Fred Harvey’s train depot restaurants in the 1800s. Request a “Harvey Girl” presentation and table service. Actors provide a brief history of Mr. Harvey and his successful business. Reservations must be two weeks in advance with a minimum of 20 people. Call (913) 6802709 or the Convention and Visitors Bureau at (913) 758-2948.

Aquatics Programs

Register for swim programs in person at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade. For information, call (913) 651-2132.

Riverfront Community Center Pool Hours 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth, Kan. 913-651-2132




Lap Swim


6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mon. through Fri.

5-6 p.m.

Mon. and Wed.

7-8 p.m.


9-11 a.m.


1-2 p.m.


9-10 a.m.


1-2 p.m.

Mon. and Wed.

6-7 p.m.

Tues. and Thurs.

6-7:30 p.m. March - May


11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. - Feb.


6-8 p.m.


1-4:30 p.m.


2-4:30 p.m.


Swim Lessons Open Swim

Lap Swim Rules No one under age 14 admitted into the pool during lap swim, unless authorized by the Aquatic Supervisor. All lap swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted, using front crawl. Circle swim is required when there are more than two swimmers per lane. Please choose a lane with swimmers equal to your ability. (Always stay to the right). No more than five swimmers per lane. Exceptions to these rules must be approved by the Aquatic Supervisor. Flotation Devices In order to keep all patrons safe while enjoying the pool, only noodle floats may be used. No other toys or floats allowed unless during class times. An approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) may be used by an individual with special physical or mental needs. This must have prior approval from the Aquatic Supervisor. Private Swim Lessons Register and pay at the Riverfront

Community Center cashier’s desk. A supplemental form must be completed at registration. Contact Nancy Baker at (913) 758-6629 or for more information. Fees: Private lessons - $ 20 per 40-minute session Semi-private lessons - $30 per 40-minute session (2 students) Aquatic Physical Therapy Preferred Physical Therapy, LLC, is now offering aquatic therapy sessions at Riverfront Community Center pool. For more information on receiving aquatic therapy, call (913) 727-2022 or visit them at 712 First Terrace, Suite 101, Lansing, Kan. 66043. AQUACISE CLASS SCHEDULE One Aquacise pass is valid for ALL Aquacise classes. Passes may be purchased at the Riverfront Community Center (RFCC) front desk. Passes do not expire. Dec. 1-22 and Jan. 8-May 25 Mon./Wed./ Fri. 9-10 a.m.


Holiday Open Swim Hours: 9 - 11 a.m. Tues., Dec. 26 12:30 - 3 p.m. Wed. Dec. 27 9 - 11 a.m. Thurs. Dec. 28 12:30 - 3 p.m. Fri. Dec. 29 9 - 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 2 Pool Parties Come celebrate your birthday or special event at the indoor pool. Suitable for 10-25 people. During our Open Swim Time, patrons may reserve the balcony overlooking the pool and have cake and presents. After-Hour Private Parties are also available. Call 913-758-6629 for pricing and availability. Mon./Wed./Fri. 1-2 p.m. Mon. and Wed. 6-7 p.m. Fees for 20-Punch Aquacise Pass: (or $5 Drop-in fee) Resident Nonresident Adult $40 $45 Senior Citizen (60+) $35 $40 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Students will be certified in lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid. Prerequisite: Must swim 500 yards non-stop using front crawl and breast stroke and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 9 feet of water. Must attend all classes in each session. Fee: $180 residents/$200 non-residents. Includes all materials Session 1: Dec. 26-29 Session 2: March 20-23 Session 3: April 21-22, 28-29 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily Minimum Age: 15 years

Riptide Review This program will provide instruction and review to better prepare swimmers for the summer recreational league. Swimmers will work on stroke mechanics and refinement, starts, turns, finishes. We will gradually build on endurance through the 4-week course and improve on fitness and readiness for the summer swim season. Min. 3 / Max.12. Ages 18 and under. Fee: Resident $45 / Non-Resident $50 Dates: April 24-May 17 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–6:40 p.m.

Leavenworth Riptides Swim Team Leavenworth Riptide swimmers ages 5–18 compete in a summer league with surrounding communities. The season begins May 28 and ends in early July with a league party at Quivira Lake for swimmers and families. Program information provided May 2, 5- 6 p.m., at the Riverfront Community Center. Registration begins in January. For information call (913) 7586629. Fee: $50 (third child half price)

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Class

The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department provides American Red Cross swim programs for children, teens, and adults. Certified instructors will provide you with a supportive environment in which to learn and obtain skills. Learn-to-Swim classes will be taught at the Riverfront

Tuesday/Thursday Swim Sessons - 4 weeks Session 2: Feb. 27 - March 22 Session 3: March 27 - April 19 Session 4: April 24- May 17 Class Level Parent/Child Preschool 1,2,3 Levels 1 Levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Teen/Adult

Community Center. Course descriptions are available at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Students must be registered by noon the Friday before the session starts. FEES: $40 residents or $45 non-residents (3rd child ½ price)

Saturday Morning Swim Lessons – 8 weeks Session 1: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24

Age 1-3 yrs 4-5 yrs 6 and up 6 and up

Times 6 - 6:40 p.m. 6 - 6:40 p.m. 6 - 6:40 p.m. 6:45 - 7:25 p.m.

Class Level Parent/Child Preschool 1,2,3 Level 1

Age 1-3 yrs 4-5 yrs 6 & up

Times 11:00-11:40 a.m. 11:00-11:40 a.m. 11:00-11:40 a.m.

Levels 2,3,4,5,6

6 & up

noon -12:40 p.m.

13 and up

6:45 - 7:25 p.m.


13 & up

noon -12:40 p.m.


Calendar of Events

2 - Rudolph’s RedNose Run: This 7.2-mile race begins and ends at the Grinder’s High Noon Saloon in historic downtown Leavenworth. The course takes a route through the beautiful campus of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center campus. Register by November 29 at the Riverfront Community Center or on Enter2Run. com. Fee: $35. Late Registration: $40. For information or to volunteer, contact Tabor Medill at (913) 758-6648 or tmedill@ FEBRUARY 3 - Hidden Art Locked Away – FREE Admission, art will be sold on site. This art sale features works of art created by inmates at Leavenworth area correctional facilities. Art will be sold to support the River City Community Players. Preview 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 Sale , 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 3 3 - Pre-Spring Flea Market - 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up: 6-8 a.m. Riverfront Community Center Gym, Leavenworth. FREE admission Booth fees $25 electric, $20 non-electric. Includes 1 six-foot table and 2 chairs. Extra tables

$5 each. Register at the community center front desk or by mail. For information, call (913) 651-2203 or email mwilliams@ 4 - Daddy and Me Sweetheart Tea - 1-3 p.m. Little girls and their daddies or big brothers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. will enjoy an afternoon of fun and refreshments. Come to the Riverfront Community Center dressed in your best and have a photo taken with your favorite date. This event is open to little girls ages 9 and under. Register January 2-31 at the community center or on-line at www. NO EVENT DAY WALK-INS ACCEPTED. Limited to 200 people. Call (913) 758-6629 for more information. Cost: $25 per couple/$5 each additional daughter. MARCH 24 - FREE. Easter Festivities and Egg Hunt - 1 – 2:30 p.m. Join the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department at 10th Avenue Park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under. There will be games, activities, petting zoo, bounce house, food vendors, and more. Come early with an Easter basket and get ready for the hunt. Festivities: 1–2:30 p.m. Egg Hunt: 2:30 p.m. sharp. APRIL 27 - Arbor Day Celebration – Parks staff will plant a tree to honor a local person or group. Tree planting at noon. Location to be announced. MAY 2 - FREE - Touch-A-Truck - 10-11:30 a.m. Bring the kids to Leavenworth Landing Park and see the many kinds of trucks working in and around our community. Kids will enjoy free carousel rides at the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum and bounce houses, toys and popcorn in the Riverfront Community Center gym.

Leavenworth Parks and Recreation 123 S. Esplanade Leavenworth, KS 66048

DECEMBER 2 - Breakfast With Santa: Come to the Riverfront Community Center on Saturday, December 2 from 8 to 11 a.m. for some holiday fun. Chris Cakes will serve a great breakfast and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures. Advance tickets available at the Riverfront Community Center front desk and online at Tickets: Adults $6 advance/$7 at the door Children $5 advance/$6 at the door

Postal Customer Leavenworth, KS 66048 Leavenworth, KS Permit No. 67


First City Connection Winter/Spring 2018  

Information for businesses and residents of Leavenworth, Kansas.