Lansing Visitors & Relocation Guide
s Mayor of Lansing, Kansas, it is my pleasure to tell you about how far our City has come since 1959, the year of our incorporation. This is an updated guide covering 2019-2020, and in this booklet readers will get a taste of what makes our community special. If you have any questions regarding the City, please contact Lansing City Hall at 913-727-2487 for additional information or visit our website at www.lansingks.org. The city of Lansing has been deemed one of the safest places to live in Kansas by numerous websites in the recent past. Lansing’s schools have consistently been recognized as among the best in the state. The growth within Lansing has been constant and orderly. In early 2019, City leadership and staff helped broker deals to significantly expand our local grocery store, as well locate a new convenience store at one of Lansing’s busiest intersections. Over the next two-three years, plans have been submitted for more than 200 new housing starts. Commercial and residential developers know that
Lansing is ideally located. We are only 25 minutes from metropolitan Kansas City, 25 minutes from Kansas City International Airport and 10 minutes from a major interstate highway. In Lansing, you have a small-town atmosphere with large city accessibility. The City Council asks you to support local businesses while you stay in the Lansing area. If anyone at City Hall can be of assistance or set up any appointments you may wish to make, feel free to contact our Department of Community and Economic Development at 913727-5488. The City staff will do all it can to assist you with your residential or commercial relocation to Lansing. Please feel free to call me or city staff if
you have questions. Welcome to Lansing, Kansas. We continue to grow – and would love to have you be part of our future. - Michael W. Smith Mayor
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ansingâ€™s strategic location makes it accessible via land, air, and water. Main Street (K-7/US-73) runs directly through the city of Lansing. This is one of Kansasâ€™ most traveled north/south highways. Over 25,000 vehicles drive this route daily. Due to growth in the area, recent studies estimate the traffic count will reach over 40,000 vehicles per day in the next 20 years. Lansing is located in the east central portion of Leavenworth County, in the northwest quadrant of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Lansing is minutes
away from four major highways. The City is located 11 miles from I-70 and I-435, and 12 miles from I-29. Lansing is also conveniently located less than 25 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Kansas City offers Lansing residents the opportunity to experience big-city culture. Lansing has a progressive small-town atmosphere with metropolitan exposure. Many people who work in Kansas City choose to live in Lansing to take advantage of our small-town ambiance and award-winning school district.
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ansing’s founding father, William Lansing Taylor, was born on October 30, 1831, in New York. During his youth, he studied both law and medicine. Taylor was involved in business in Missouri when the Civil War started. He joined the Seventh Missouri Infantry and soon after was captured and taken prisoner. Taylor was later paroled after agreeing he would not take up arms against the South again. He broke this contract in 1862 by enlisting as a hospital steward in the 7th Regiment of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry under the name of James William Lansing. After the Civil War, he continued using his new name. Lansing earned a position at the new state penitentiary in Kansas as a hospital steward. After resigning this position, he opened a general mercantile store in the area called “Town of Progress,” which was home to the post office and an apothecary business. As a result of the long period he spent as a hospital steward and running the drug store, he became known as “Doc Lansing”- even though he was not a doctor nor was his last name really Lansing. James William Lansing
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and his friend John C. Schmidt became co-owners of ninety acres of land that was platted into town lots in 1878. The two partners donated the streets for public use and named the area “Town of Lansing.” Both the area named “Town of Lansing” on the west side of the road and the “Town of Progress” on the east side became known as Lansing. Doc Lansing died in Lansing on March 20, 1886, and is buried at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas. Lansing became an incorporated city in 1959. For the past sixty years, Lansing’s population has increased by about 2,000 residents every ten years. In 1960, Lansing’s population totaled 1,261 individuals. In 1990, Lansing had a population of 7,120 and by 2010 the population was just over 11,000. Lansing is called “The City with a Future” as a result of its rapid and constant growth. Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) has played an active role in Lansing’s history and continues to help serve the community. LCF, formerly named the Kansas State Penitentiary, is the State’s largest facility for detention and rehabilitation of male adult felons. The Kansas Constitution authorized LCF in 1859. In 2018, the prison began a modernization/replacement project with an eye toward efficiency and safety for those who work at LCF, as well as those who are incarcerated there.
Table of Contents 1..........Mayor’s Letter 3..........Location 4-5.......Lansing History 5..........Table of Contents 7..........Lansing Mobile & On the GO! 8..........Attractions & Events 9..........Attractions & Events 10........Worship 11........Attractions & Events 13........Lodging 14........Restaurants 15........Dining & Banquet Facility 16........Neighborhood 17........Home Residents 18-20....Education 21........Lansing Library 22-23....Parks and Recreation 25........Business 27........Healthcare 30........Government 31........City of Lansing
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Mobile & On the Go! GoLansingKS! * Our mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet and Phone Users * It is Free! * Register for City Events * Find Contact Info for City Offices * Connect with Local Businesses * Fill out a Fix-It Form Instantly
City Website Features * Check out the city of Lansing Website, www.lansingks.org * More Modules so Residents Can Interact with their City Government * Use the Web Calendar to Check on Dates for City Events and Meetings * View the Latest City Council Meetings and Newsmaker Interview Shows * Pay Your City Bills Online * Report a Pothole or Other Maintenance Issue * Register for youth sports leagues or city events!
City’s Twitter, NextDoor, Facebook Update * City of Lansing Government’s Facebook Page * Lansing’s Twitter Feed * Lansing has a Presence on NextDoor * Links to City Videos * Check out photos from city staff and the community * City Job Opportunities Announced * Updates from Lansing and KDOT Tweeted Instantly! * “Like” Our Happenings, Library, Parks and Police Facebook Pages, Too
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EVENTS and ATTRACTIONS CITYWIDE GARAGE SALES Every year, the city of Lansing hosts a Spring and Fall Citywide Garage Sale. Families, clubs, and organizations are invited to participate. The City advertises each garage or yard sale by publishing a list of the sale locations, along with a map, on the City's website – www.lansingks.org. A map will also be available at Lansing City Hall, and at Lansing, Kansas Happenings on Facebook. This event is free to participants and draws treasure hunters from surrounding areas. Event registration is on the City’s website.
LANSING DAZE/BREW, BLUES & BAR-B-Q Beginning in 2007, the Lansing DAZE Festival and the Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q Competition were combined. Both events have been held at Bernard Park, 15650 Gilman Rd., since 2016. Brew, Blues, and Bar-B-Q is a State Championship Competition and
EVENTS and ATTRACTIONS Lansing’s activity calendar is comprised of numerous exciting celebrations and events throughout the year.
FISHING DERBY On the second Saturday of May, the city of Lansing’s Parks and Recreation Department holds its annual Fishing Derby at Bernard Park, 15650 Gilman Rd. The derby was established in 2002 to promote the outdoors to area children. All kids up to the age of 15 can compete. For a small entry fee, participants will also receive lunch and bait. Lunch is available for a small price for the whole family, so bring plenty of chairs and blankets.
LANSING INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION The Lansing Independence Day Celebration is held at Bernard Park, 15650 Gilman Rd., every year on the Friday before the 4th of July. In the evening, there is music, food trucks, kids rides/inflatables, and plenty of places to just hang out or play catch. After sunset, enjoy one of the area’s best fireworks shows. Celebrate the nation’s independence ahead of time, in a safe family atmosphere. Bring your lawn chairs, relax, and enjoy the evening.
is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The first Friday in May marks the arrival of the BBQ contestants with the main competition held the following day. The Lansing DAZE Festival is held in conjunction with the BBQ competition on Friday evening and features a fireworks show, live music on stage, food trucks, and kids’ rides/ inflatables. On the following day, Lansing DAZE continues and features more live music, food trucks, vendors, a petting zoo, kids’ rides/inflatables, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting, and the Annual Cycle Show.
SPOOKY CENTER The Spooky Center is a Halloween Carnival co-hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Lansing Community Library. This event is held every year on the Saturday prior to Halloween at the Lansing Activity Center, 108 S. 2nd St. Children in the community, up to and including 8th graders, are invited to this free event that includes various games, activities and tons of treats. CVB Guide 2019-2020
WEEKENDS in Lansing are busy as the faithful of all ages and denominations head to their respective places of worship. Lansing is truly a community that welcomes all people regardless of race, sex, or religion.
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LANSING is home to various denominations. Local worship facilities serve and enrich the lives of all participants. Religious leaders encourage community togetherness, provide guidance, and offer assistance to those in need. LANSING and surrounding communities provide an integral part of the area’s social life, lending a spiritual and moral guidance to life within and outside of City limits.
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LANSING FALL FESTIVAL On the second Saturday of October, the Lansing Fall Festival is held at Angel Falls Trail, 900 W Ida St, next to St. Francis de Sales Church. Created in 2006, the event moved to the picturesque trail after it was completed in 2015. The event features live music, magic, kids’ inflatables/games, food trucks, vendors (including lots of craft vendors and artists), a petting zoo, and pumpkin crafting hosted by the Lansing Community Library. As the leaves change, enjoy the last big outdoor event of the year with your family.
MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is traditionally held on the first Sunday in December. This event sparks the beginning of gift-giving by area organizations and individuals to families needing assistance during the holiday season. Angel Trees, which have gift items for the children of local families, are located at Lansing City Hall, the Lansing Community Library and other locations around the city. Entertainment is provided by local school and community groups.
CITY LIMITS The Lansing City Limits Music Series was created in 2017 to offer more intimate events throughout the city that help to promote local businesses within the city. Using the Lansing City Limits brand, look for different kinds of events such as concerts and movie showings in the seasons ahead- follow Lansing, Kansas Happenings on Facebook.
AREA ATTRACTIONS Outside of Lansing, residents and visitors will find an abundance of activities to fill the day. Only 15 minutes away, you can attend a NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway, gamble at Hollywood Casino, or visit the Legends at Village West for shopping and dining. The Legends area is also home to Sporting KC, a Major League Soccer franchise, and Kansas City T-Bones baseball. Only 30 minutes away, fly all over the world from Kansas City International Airport or attend some of the area’s biggest events at Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, most of downtown Kansas City, North Kansas City, Johnson County and Lawrence is around 30 minutes away. Plus, don’t forget the Truman Sports Complex, home to the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Major League Baseball and the National Football League are only 45 minutes away. CVB Guide 2019-2020
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isitors and tourists in the Lansing area will find two hotels conveniently located on Main Street (K-7/U.S. 73) which suit every need and budget; a third hotel is nearby. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, indoor swimming, conference center facilities, and inroom amenities to complement their stay. Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 67 luxurious guest rooms including 15 executive suites. Accommodations include a free full hot breakfast buffet and cable HDTVs. All guest rooms include either king or two queen beds. There is a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a business center, an exercise room and wireless Internet access all included in the room rate. A guest laundry facility is also available. This lodging facility does not allow pets, but service dogs are always welcome. Econo Lodge is a Gold Award-winning hotel and offers 39 rooms, free continental breakfast, cable
TV, and wireless Hi-Speed Internet access. It is a smoke free, pet-friendly facility. Extended stay, military and senior citizen discounts available. Econo Lodge is a business-friendly hotel located right on K-7/US-73, within minutes of numerous attractions in the Kansas City area. Condotels Suites is an extended stay facility that can accommodate one night to extended stays. All suites are three bedrooms but can be transformed into a one or two bedroom to fit guest needs. Suites have full living areas adjoined to a dining room (seating for four). Each suite has a full-size kitchen, which includes a stackable washer/dryer. Bedrooms have queen size beds, desk, dresser, TV and two full baths. Basic utilities included with wireless internet, cable and local phone service. Parking is free and pets are welcome in limited suites for an additional fee. Condotels Suites has a seasonal swimming pool, along with access to the nearby Great Life Golf and Fitness facility.
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DINING AND BANQUET FACILITIES
isitors to Lansing as well as our residents enjoy casual to fine dining for individuals, families, groups, larger parties and banquets. Lansing offers a variety of tastetempting meals which are sure to please all palates. Whether you are looking for exquisite cuisine, home cooking, or a quick meal, the selections fit any appetite. Lansing offers a wide variety of dining experiences from sushi to hibachi to Mexican cuisine. If the meal of choice isnâ€™t found in Lansing, itâ€™s guaranteed to be close by.
Condotels, located at 801 W. Eisenhower Rd. has banquet space available which can accommodate up to 50 guests. Lamborn Farm, located just west of the City limits, also has event and banquet space available. The Lansing Community Center, located at City Hall, is another location which provides a meeting room or a banquet area. The facility is open seven days a week and is the site for more than 400 events annually. It features a full kitchen facility and can be configured into one large room to accommodate up to 250 people.
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NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES BASEHOR Basehor is a progressive city with the advantage of being a small community close to a large metropolitan area. Basehor is located in southern Leavenworth County, west of Kansas City with access to the metropolitan area via I-70 and I-435. The city of Basehor has a growing residential population and a large surrounding rural population that contributes greatly to the success of the community.
forward destination for thousands of soldiers, surveyors, emigrants, American Indians, preachers and settlers. Some well-known persons stationed at the Fort during the 1830s and 1840s include Generals George Custer, William Sherman and Robert E. Lee. Prominent officers stationed at the Fort in the 20th Century include Generals Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Colin Powell and David Petraeus.
FORT LEAVENWORTH Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. During the country’s westward expansion, Fort Leavenworth was a
There are several notable attractions at Fort Leavenworth, including the National Cemetery, Command and General Staff College, Memorial Chapel, Frontier Army Museum, Buffalo Soldier Monument, Berlin Wall Monument and many historic buildings. Among these is the Rookery, which is the oldest residence in Kansas. Also notable are the old cannons overlooking the beautiful scenery and view of the Missouri River from the bluffs. Please note that a picture ID and background check is required prior to entering the Fort. LEAVENWORTH Leavenworth, the “First City of Kansas,” was the first city incorporated in the state of Kansas. Separated by Eisenhower Road, the two cities participate in a variety of activities together. Leavenworth offers shopping in the Historic Riverfront Downtown.
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The city of Leavenworth has a variety of historical attractions for visitors to enjoy, including Carroll Mansion, the Richard Allen Cultural Center and Leavenworth Landing Park.
Leavenworth’s population is approximately 35,000. Leavenworth County’s population numbers more than 80,000. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a number of cultural and civic activities throughout the year including the annual First City Festival in the fall, the Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour, the Festival of Trees, and the Annual Herb Market. KANSAS CITY AREA Whether its Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri, the “The Heart of America,” offers thousands of things to do and see and enjoy. Kansas City is full of unique attractions, fabulous festivals and entertaining destinations. The Kansas City area has world-class performing arts, outstanding dining, exciting professional sports, and spectacular entertainment. The Kansas City area features fullgaming casinos, an active nightlife, incredible shopping, a fabulous zoo, theme parks, live music, and renowned art museums. For additional information, visit www. VisitKC.com. TONGANOXIE Tonganoxie is located in southwest Leavenworth County between Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. It is a growing community with all the advantages of being close to a major urban center and a large university town. However, Tonganoxie is far enough away to retain its distinctive small-town flavor and attitude. This community has a population of more than 5,000. Leavenworth County State Lake, located near Tonganoxie, offers a quiet setting for picnics, overnight camping, boating and fishing.
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he City’s local leaders agree Lansing’s greatest asset is its residents. With a population approaching 12,000, Lansing is a community that values family, education and recreation. We expect the 2020 Census to show additional growth. Lansing offers reasonably priced housing to fit any family’s budget with a wide selection of new developments. The median value of a home in Lansing is around $203,000; in the next two-three years more than 200 new homes are planned for Lansing in several new developments. The homes of Lansing in 2019 continue a tradition of steady residential growth and progress.
Quality housing options exist for every stage of life – from first-time
renters and home buyers to luxury senior living options. Retired residents make up an important part of Lansing’s community. There are congregate residences and assisted living facilities as well as town homes and condominium developments featuring independent and assisted living.
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ansing Unified School District #469 provides a full range of educational opportunities from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lansing public school system serves approximately 2,500 students. The state of Kansas has honored all Lansing schools, holding the highest accreditation. Over the last ten years, the district has had National Merit Scholars, appointees to the major military academies, and a Commendable National Merit Scholar. Lansing Unified School District #469 has been ranked as one of the top schools in the Kansas City metro area based on top test scores by Ingram’s Magazine.
The district employs 192 licensed staff, 220 classified staff and 14 administrators. The majority of our teachers have advanced degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree. The district strongly believes that high quality staff development is essential for creating schools in which all students and staff members are life long learners. The Lansing School District’s mission is to provide all students with the opportunity to gain scholastic, technical, social, and life-long learning skills essential for academic, occupational, and personal success as a productive citizen. The Lansing Elementary School opened in 2008 and serves children from kindergarten through third grade. Lansing’s Parents as Teachers Organization is also located in the elementary
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school and offers home visits, developmental screens, and playgroups for children ages birth to five years. The newly renovated Lansing Intermediate School opened in the fall of 2018 and serves grades four and five as well as housing LINCS, which is a special education transitional program. Lansing Middle School serves students in grades six through eight and houses the After School Village Program. The Lansing District Auditorium is the "showcase" for both the Lansing School District and the city of Lansing, with a capacity of more than 900. Opened in 2015, the Lansing High School accommodates students in grades nine through twelve, with state-of-the-art educational spaces, technology advancements including an aquaponics system and a robotics team, athletic fields and a competition swimming pool with a combined diving well. The Lansing Special Education Administrative Building is housed in the old elementary school building close to the newly renovated Lansing Middle School. Programs housed in the Special Education Building include the Early Childhood Program, Tiny K for Infants and Toddlers, a Day Treatment Program, and the special education administrative offices. The district refurbished an old elementary building to serve as the Board of Education office. This facility houses the Board of Education meeting room, the district staff offices and the special education administrative staff.
N IN LANSING University of Saint Mary, a four-year co-educational Catholic liberal arts university, is conveniently located only minutes away. University of Saint Mary prepares graduates for valuecentered lives of learning, service and character, according to the best resources within each person. University of Saint Maryâ€™s four co-educational campuses have a combined population of over 1,000 students, and the Leavenworth campus residence halls offer space for up to 340 students. Satellite campuses are located in Overland Park, Kansas, Shawnee, Kansas, and Kansas City, Kansas. The college offers day, evening, and weekend classes. Kansas City Kansas Community College has an extension site at 225 Cherokee in Leavenworth, Lansingâ€™s sister city. Founded in 1923, Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open door, and comprehensive twoyear community college. Its mission is to provide higher education and life-long learning to the varied communities in its service area of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. The Kansas City Kansas Community College provides an accessible and supportive learning environment that offers academic, career, and personal development opportunities.
University of Kansas in Leavenworth lets you choose from a variety of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs available for completion at your convenience. Students can pursue KU coursework that can be completed within 10 months through accelerated programming and flexible class times to fit the busy schedules of working adults and military careers. Webster University provides accredited graduate school education to students in Kansas and across the world. With opportunities to study in Fort Leavenworth or earn a degree online, academic programs are focused on student success and taught by faculty with professional experience in their academic fields. Many students find that the location, small class sizes and individual attention at the Webster Universityâ€“Fort Leavenworth campus location result in better networking opportunities and successful learning outcomes within their profession or local community. Upper Iowa University will work with you to fit college into your busy life and coordinate with your military obligations. Stop by or call the UIU-Fort Leavenworth to find out about evening courses. Upper Iowa also offers online and self-paced programs
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that can travel with you as you serve your country here and overseas. How ever you decide to blend the coursework to earn your college degree, UIU accepts the credits from all Upper Iowa courses. Central Michigan University at Fort Leavenworth - gain the skills and knowledge you desire, and the credentials necessary for advancement in the military and beyond through programs customized to fit your needs. Having proudly served the educational needs at Fort Leavenworth since 1993,
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CMU understands your challenges. Courses are offered in condensed terms with face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats available. Barton County Community Collegeâ€™s Fort Leavenworth Campus offers a Leader Skills Enhancement Course, various college programs on evenings and/ or weekends, Basic Skills Education Programs and Online Learning Opportunities.
Lansing Community Library 730 1st Terrace, Lansing, Kansas 913-727-2929 * Fax: 913-727-2969 Website: lansingkslibrary.org On Facebook: Lansing Community Library
ince opening its doors to the public on January 21, 1998 under the leadership of volunteers, the Lansing Community Library staff have enjoyed working with the community to provide the best service and fun, educational activities for all ages. Visit us today!
Lansing Community Library Mission Statement Lansing Community Library facilitates the enjoyment of lifelong learning, fosters creativity, and promotes community engagement. Library General Information The library houses a collection of over 21,000 items for children, young adults, adults and includes print and digital books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and video games. The library offers twelve public computers with Internet and remote printer access. Free Wi-Fi is also available for patrons to use. The online catalog allows patrons to search for items, place holds, renew items, and suggest new materials from the convenience of their homes. Be sure to check out the website lansingkslibrary.org and the libraryâ€™s Facebook page for the most current information. Friends of the Lansing Community Library By becoming a member of the Friends of the Lansing Community Library organization, members of the organization aid in providing a welcoming and free public library for the community. Special programs and projects are funded by the Friends various fundraising efforts
Library Library Fast Facts HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon. 9-6, Tues. â€“ Thurs. 9-7 Fri. & Sat. 9-5, Closed Sundays 24 Hour Book Drop Located on East Side of Building
Public Desktop Computers: 12 Free Wi-Fi 24/7 Color & B/W mobile & remote printing AWE Early Literacy Station
COLLECTIONS Print and Digital Books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, video games, and music Member of NEXT, a shared regional catalog, through the Northeast Kansas Library System: https://nextkansas.org/
PROGRAMS Storytime on Tuesdays and Fridays; monthly weekend story times and other programs for various age groups throughout the year! such as the Book Sale Nook in the library, the Annual Book Sale, and the frequent Paint & Sip events. The organization creates a fun, collaborative atmosphere to help the library become a community hub where life is experienced through books and innovative programs.
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PARKS and R Two of Lansing’s greatest selling points are the City’s recreational programs and parks system.
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he Lansing Activity Center, located at 108 South 2nd Street, offers a variety of uses for residents and visitors. This facility houses a gymnasium and meeting rooms for rent as well as the Parks & Recreation office. In addition to being used for recreational activities, the facility can be rented for private activities, such as family gatherings, meetings, and basketball. The Parks and Recreation Department organizes exciting activities for youth throughout the year. The City offers baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer, basketball,
football and cheerleading programs for youth. A youth Fishing Derby is held in May, and the Spooky Center, a Halloween themed carnival, is held at the end of October. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor recreational activities at one of the city of Lansing’s five parks. City Park, located at 400 N. 2nd Street, has five baseball/softball fields, a batting cage, a playground, a seasonal concession stand, and a one-half mile walking trail. Playground equipment can also be found at Highland Playground, located at 217 Highland Road. This playground is scheduled to be renovated in 2019.
Willow Park is located at 127 West Gilman Road. This park has several multi-use soccer fields, and a playground. Kelly Grove Park, located at 320 East Gilman Road, is a historic park which is preserved in its natural state and includes a nature trail that is approximately one mile long. Bernard Park is located at 15650 Gilman Road. This park features a stocked fishing pond. All Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks regulations as well as posted regulations must be followed when fishing. Multi-use turf sports fields, open recreation space, a playground, shelter, 2.8 miles of natural surface bike and hike trails, and a Veteranâ€™s
Memorial are also available for use. All Lansing parks are subject to close due to adverse weather conditions.
For more information, contact Lansing Parks and Recreation at 913-727-2960.
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he city of Lansing supports businesses and individuals seeking to start or relocate in “The City with a Future.” Lansing is also a great location for raising a family and settling in for an active life after retirement. Main Street/K-7 in Lansing is one of the busiest state highways in the area with over 25,000 vehicles traveling through each day. Vibrant full service and fast casual restaurants, retail, hospitality, financial, insurance, and medical offices populate this corridor through Lansing. Lansing also offers two industrial parks located on Gilman Road off Main Street (K-7/US 73) on the south side of the city. Lansing Business Center, a 16-lot industrial park, and Larkin Industrial Park, which has 10 lots of various sizes, feature a wide range of options for potential development. The Lansing-area’s largest employers include the Lansing Correctional Facility, Aramark Uniforms, Larkin Excavating, Lansing Unified School District #469, Speedway Dodge, and financial and medical industries. The city of Lansing partners with the following organizations to attract new business and retain and expand existing businesses: Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation (GLC), LeavenworthLansing Chamber of Commerce, Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC), Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), Kansas Department of Commerce, and the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
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ansing provides the best healthcare available to its citizens as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure their health and well-being. In addition to a number of individual physicians, dentists, and other medical specialists who maintain offices and facilities in Lansing, residents are served by groups including Associates in Family Health Care, Complete Family Care, Lansing Med, Providence Medical Group, Saint Luke’s Cushing Lab, St. Luke’s Medical Group. Additionally, KARE Pharmacy in Lansing is a full service pharmacy that also offers compounding. Only minutes away in Leavenworth are full service hospitals - Saint John Hospital, Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center.
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GOVERNMENT Timothy S. Vandall, City Administrator CITY DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS Sarah Bodensteiner, City Clerk Jason Crum, Parks and Recreation Director Matthew R. Schmitz, Community and Economic Development Director Vacant, Public Works Director Beth Sanford, Finance Director Steve Wayman, Chief of Police Terri Wojtalewicz, Library Director Anthony J. Zell, Jr., Wastewater Utility Director
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800 First Terrace, Lansing, Kansas 66043 Telephone: (913) 727-2487 | Fax: (913) 828-4579 www.lansingks.org (Frequently Called Phone Numbers) COMMUNITY City Hall.................................727-3233 City Administrator ........................... 727-2487 or 727-3036 City Clerk.................................727-3036 Public Works............................727-2400 Building Inspector/Code Enforcement ................................................727-2400 Parks and Recreation Department ................................................727-2960 Police Department (non-emergency) ................................................727-3000 Lansing Municipal Court..........727-3069 Lansing Community Library.....727-2929 Lansing Community and Economic Development...........................727-5488 Street Department .......................727-1700 / 250-0099 (fax) Wastewater.....727-2206 / 250-0413 (fax) Lansing Activity Center............727-2960 Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau ................................................727-5488 Lansing Trash Hotline……913-364-6869 Lansing-Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce...............................682-4112 Lansing Correctional Facility...727-3235 Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 (non-emergency).....................727-5844
Lansing Middle School............727-1197 Lansing Intermediate School ................................................297-0990 Lansing High School................727-3357 Lansing Unified School District #469 ................................................727-1100 Colleges University of Saint Mary . ........682-5151 Kansas City Kansas Community College ................................................651-2111 KCKCC Pioneer Career Center ................................................288-7750 LEAVENWORTH COUNTY County Commissioners...........684-0417 County Clerk............................684-0421 Sheriff......................................682-5724 Register of Deeds....................684-0424 County Justice Center.............684-0700 KSU Extension Office..............364-5700
County Transfer Station...........727-2858 County Recycling.....................727-2858 Leavenworth County Development Corporation.............................727-6111 County Information Services.....684-0438 UTILITIES Sanitary Sewer/Trash Disposal ................................................727-2487 Waste Management/Deffenbaugh Disposal........................... 800-631-3301 Lan-Del Water District.............727-3350 Spectrum Cable............... 866-874-2389 Kansas Gas Service.......... 800-794-4780 Westar Energy................. 800-383-1183 AT&T................................ 877-287-5676 OTHER Leavenworth Times.................682-0305 Lansing Post Office..................727-1004
EMERGENCIES Emergency........................................911 Highway Patrol................ 913-782-8100 Poison Control................. 800-332-6633 SCHOOLS Public Schools Lansing Elementary School.....727-1128
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