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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES 1 2

Events Improving the Summer Sports Experience

PROGRAMS 5 6 8 12 12 14 18

Preschool Youth Activities Adult Activities Senior Fitness & Wellness Sports Aquatics

DEPARTMENTS 6

iCan Bike

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Golf Courses

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Kossover Tennis Center

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Shawnee Yacht Club

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Volunteer

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Helen Hocker Theater

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Nature Programs

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SCPR Foundation

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Fitness Pass

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Shawnee County Trails

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Bocce Ball

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Sunflower State Games

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Preschools

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Community Center Room & Gym Rentals

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Facility Rentals

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Old Prairie Town

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Regional Parks

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Summer Concert Series

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Adopt-a-Park/Trail

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Topeka Zoo

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Directory

REFUND POLICY AND PROCEDURE

It is the intention of Shawnee County Parks + Recreation (SCP+R) to offer a refund and/ or account credit for participants who qualify and meet the requirements. Participants who paid by cash, check or credit card will be issued a refund by check. All check refunds follow the County Treasurer’s bill paying schedule. There are no cash refunds.

CANCELLATION

Programs may be combined or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund or account credit will be issued for programs, sports leagues or shelter reservations cancelled by the SCP+R Department. Credit card refunds can only be processed if program was cancelled by SCP+R.

SPORTS LEAGUES AND CLINICS, PROGRAMS, ROOM RENTALS

Refunds will be issued with a 20% cancellation fee if cancelled by participant at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the program start date. Cancellations less than twenty-one (21) days prior to the start date will receive a 50% account credit. Account credit shall be utilized within twelve (12) months.

SHELTER RENTALS AND OLD PRAIRIE TOWN/WARD-MEADE

Refunds will be issued with a 20% cancellation fee for rentals cancelled by the participant at least sixty (60) days prior to the reservation. Cancellations less than sixty (60) days prior to the reservation date will receive a 50% account credit. No account credit will be issued if cancellation is less than seven (7) days of reservation. Any shelter transfer shall follow the refund policy. Transfers to a lower price shelter shall not yield a refund. Account credit shall be utilized within twelve (12) months.

CAMPGROUND

All campground fees are non-refundable including unused reservations.

REFUND REQUEST

A Refund Request Form must be completed by the participant. Forms are available at parks.snco.us, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation community centers, administrative offices or by calling 251-6800 and a form can be mailed or emailed to a participant. Send completed forms to: Shawnee County Parks + Recreation 3137 SE 29th Street Topeka, KS 66605 ATTN: Lori Anderson, or via email: lori.anderson@snco.us

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2018 SUMMER

EVENTS MAY 9

PRESCHOOL TRACK MEET Central Park Community Center on the track (See Preschool Programs on page 4)

MAY 13

FIRST BLOOM CELEBRATION

Reinisch Rose Garden, Gage Park

JUNE 3-JULY 29 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Gage Park (See schedule on page 23)

SUMMERTIME BLUES IN THE PARK SERIES Gage Park (See schedule on page 23)

JUNE 21

NATIONAL GO SKATEBOARD DAY Mousetrap Skate Park, Oakland-Billard Park

JULY 4

SPIRIT OF KANSAS BLUES FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY Lake Shawnee

AUG. 25

FISHING RODEO WESTLAKE IN GAGE PARK (See page 9)

AUG. 25

SEPT. 7-9

HUFF ‘N PUFF BALLOON RALLY Lake Shawnee

SEPT. 15

GREAT TOPEKA DUCK RACE Lake Shawnee

SEPT. 22

O.K. KIDS DAY

Shawnee North Community Park Trail

OCT. 6-7

APPLE FESTIVAL Old Prairie Town

INDIA FEST

Big Gage Shelter House - Gage Park

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES

North Topeka Community Band Garfield Park (See schedule on page 23)

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Improving the

Summer Sports Experience $500,000 in improvements to sports fields

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Playing sports enhances quality of life and creates lifetime memories for participants of all ages – from youth T-Ball players to senior basketball participants. In 2017, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation invested $500,000 in facility improvements at 10 locations to enhance the summer sports experience. Highlights include: • Two new ag lime surface infields at Lake Shawnee Girls Softball Complex reduced rainouts to just nine total days for both league and tournament play. • New artificial turf at Jerry Robertson Field at Bettis Family Sports Complex. New artificial pitcher’s mound increases playability in inclement weather. • New overhead safety netting above quad fields at Bettis Family Sports Complex protects spectators from foul balls. • New scoreboards at Reuger Softball Complex. • Reconstruction of McDonald Field with 100 tons of silt infield, new grass and an ag lime batters circle, running lanes and warning tracks to reduce rainouts. • Renovation of two Felker Park softball fields with 100 tons of red shale and three tons of Turface MVP. Laser graded for proper drainage and 70-foot base pegs were added for championship play. SCP+R’s Sports Division greatly reduced the number of rained out games throughout all complexes in 2017, making for more efficient league play across the board. While part of that can be attributed to lower rain totals than the year before, Kevin Stoner, sports field manager, and his crew deserve a lot of credit as well. After a heavy rain, crews would often start early the following day to pump inches of water off of a ball diamond, hand-rake infields to allow the sun and breeze to dry it – all before dragging the field smooth and putting baselines down in time for an early evening game. Summer sports experiences range from instructional to recreational to highly competitive. Compared to other options around the region, the SCP+R Sports Division surveys other parks and recreation departments to make sure that SCP+R offers a good value and high quality facilities. Perhaps the best testament to this is that the number of teams and participants were up “across the board” in 2017. Still, to Derrick Mead, SCP+R youth sports manager, what matters most is each individual’s experience. “I like seeing the average sports fan sign up for a league in consecutive sessions because he or she had such a good time with it the last time around,” he says. “I identify with our returning participants. There’s definitely something to be said for repeat customers and happy consumers.” THE GUIDE 2018 SUMMER

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Youth Sports by the numbers:

800,000

athletes in leagues and tournaments

230

sports leagues

1,000

volunteer coaches

1,000

soccer and flag football league teams

560

T-Ball and machine pitch teams

400

volleyball teams

350

basketball teams

2,250

teams sponsored by associations such as Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Association, Lake Shawnee Girls Softball Association, and Topeka Baseball and Softball Association Adult Sports by the numbers:

*The department’s scholarship program ensures that every child has an opportunity to participate.

394

volleyball teams

356

slow pitch softball teams

85

basketball teams

11

baseball, seven soccer and 4 football teams

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PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION

Story Time with TSCPL

Choose from one of the many classes, activities, sports or other programs offered through Shawnee County Parks + Recreation and we’ll make it easy for you to register! • To register online, go to parks.snco.us and click the Online Registration icon. • Forms may also be mailed, walked in, phoned in or faxed to any Shawnee County Parks + Recreation facility.

PRESCHOOL Preschool Track and Field Meet Preschoolers participate running, jumping, and throwing events. This event is for 3 to 5-year-olds who have not attended kindergarten. Select three events: 30 yd dash, 50 yd run, hurdles, javelin throw, and running broad jump. Pre-registration is required. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: May 9 Time: Wed. 6-8 p.m. Fee: $15 per person

Tap and Ballet 1 This class is a fun introduction to dance, balance, coordination and social skills. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $30 per person per session

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: May 30-June 27, July 18-Aug. 15 Time: Wed. 6-6:45 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: June 2-June 30, July 21-Aug.18 Time: Sat. 10-10:45 a.m.

Tumbling This class will cover basic movement and coordination; increases flexibility and motor skills. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $30 per person per session Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: June 4-July 2, July 16-Aug. 13 Time: Mon. 5:30-6 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: June 2-June 30, July 21-Aug.18 Time: Sat. 9:30-10 a.m.

Storytellers visit Crestview, read books, and teach learning activities. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: May 10 Time: Thur. 10:30-11 a.m. Fee: Free

Preschool Summer Fun Each theme class includes games, story time, crafts, snacks & playground time. Children must be completely potty trained. Age: 3-5 yrs. Time: Mon.-Thur. 9-11:30 a.m. Fee: $40 per person, per week Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 June 4-7 – Circus June 11-14 – Dinosaurs June 18-21 – Ocean June 25-28 – Pirates July 9-12 – Fairy tales July 16-19 – Zoo July 23-26 – Disney Children’s Party House in Gage Park 251-6800 June 4-7 Pirates June 11-14 Fairy Tales June 18-21 Zoo June 25-28 Disney July 9-12 Circus July 16-19 Dinosaurs July 23-26 Ocean

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Toddler Open Gym A great way for children to be active while working on large motor skills, cognitive development and problem solving during peer interactions. Groups are welcome. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: Free Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: Thur. 9-10:30 a.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. & Thur. 10 a.m.-Noon

iCAN BIKE Join us for this unique, fun, lifechanging recreational program where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities. Riders will attend five 75-minute sessions for five-consecutive days. Volunteer your time and help Easterseals Capper Foundation, change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

June 4 – 8, 2018

Central Park Community Center 1534 SW Clay Street Topeka, KS 66604

For more information or to reserve your spot contact the Easterseals Capper Foundation

785.272.4060 intake@escfks.com easterseals.com/capper

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Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Ongoing Time: Wed. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

YOUTH Advanced Tumbling This class builds on basic tumbling skills. Fee: $30 per person Age: 6-9 yrs. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: June 4-July 2, July 16-Aug. 13 Time: Mon. 6-6:30 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: June 2-June 30, July 21-Aug. 18 Time: Sat. 9-9:30 a.m.

Jazz Dance and move to upbeat music focusing on jazz dance technique. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 6-9 yrs. Date: June 4-July 2, July 16-Aug. 13 Time: Mon. 6:45-7:30 p.m. Fee: $30 per person

“It has been great for my daughter. She loves it and wants to keep learning more.” Crestview—Karate

MARTIAL ARTS Tae Kwon Do Beginners & Advanced Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 7+ Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $30 per person per month

Karate - Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Beginners Time: Tue., Thur. 6-7 p.m. Fee: $30 per month Age: 6+

Advanced Karate Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Tue., Thur. 6-7:30 p.m. Fee: $42 per month Age: 6+

Karate The karate class is popular with students of all ages and skill levels. It will provide you with improved mental/physical coordination, poise, flexibility and strength. Please wear loose fitting clothing. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Time: Mon., Wed. 7-8 p.m. Fee: $30 per month

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Tap and Ballet 2 This class builds dance skills with a focus on technique. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 6-9 yrs. Date: May 30-June 27, July 18-Aug.15 Time: Wed. 7-7:45 p.m. Fee: $30 per person

Art & You by TSCPL Enjoy hands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 6-12 yrs. Date: March 28, April 25 Time: 4-5 p.m. Fee: Free

Youth Open Gym Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri. 3-5:30 p.m. Fee: Free Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: May 25-Aug. 10 Time: Mon.-Thur. 3-5 p.m. Fri. 1-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Thur. 3-6 p.m., Fri. 3-5 p.m. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Ongoing (No open gym July 4) Time: Mon.-Thur. 3-6:30 p.m., Fri. 3-5:30 p.m., Sat. Noon- 3 p.m. Rice Community Center 251-6976 Date: Ongoing (No open gym July 4) Time: Mon.-Thur. 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Game On @ Hillcrest It’s game on this summer with wii, pool, ping pong, board games, crafts and theme days at Hillcrest this summer. Pick up a calendar of activities and get ready for fun. Bring your friends or make some new ones. Air conditioning provided. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Time: 10 a.m.-Noon Date: Tue. & Thur. May 29-Aug. 2 Age: 5-17 yrs. Fee: Free

GOLF Courses Lake Shawnee 4141 SE East Edge Road 785.251.6840 www.lakeshawneegolf.com The par-70 layout at Lake Shawnee Golf Course measures more than 6,300 yards from the back tees. Many of the course’s holes combine breathtaking views and the challenges of playing alongside Lake Shawnee. The manageable length of the golf course and affordable anytime rates make Lake Shawnee Golf Course your best choice for golf in the region. Cypress Ridge 2533 SW Urish Road 785.251.6870 www.cypressridgegc.com Cypress Ridge Golf Course offers a challenge for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Located at the western edge of the Capital City, Cypress Ridge offers 6,200 rolling yards of excellent golf with affordable anytime rates. It is located 1 ½ miles west of the Wanamaker corridor just south of 21st Street on Urish Road.

Forbes 700 SW Capehart Road 785.862.0114 www.forbesgc.com Forbes is a nine-hole, par-36 layout in southeast Shawnee County. Measuring 3,253 yards, the course offers a relaxed atmosphere for golfers of all skill levels. Featuring three sets of tees on a links style layout, the course can be challenging for the experienced, yet easy enough for beginners. FootGolf Along with traditional golf, Forbes offers FootGolf, a unique blend of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a soccer ball on the golf course but with separate greens featuring 21-inch diameter cups. The goal of FootGolf is to kick the ball in the hole with the fewest strokes possible. The course is set up as an 18 -hole par-66 layout measuring 2,057 yards.

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KOSSOVER Tennis Center Hours of Operation

The Kossover Tennis Center offers low-cost, organized programs and supervised tennis play for the entire community. The Tennis Center is open April 1 – mid-October, seven days a week, except during inclement weather and holidays. Courts are available 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Facility lights are available for use in the spring/summer until 10 p.m. and in the fall until 8 p.m. Hours are subject to change due to reservation requests and court use.

Daily Court Fees $2 per person per day

Reservations are strongly recommended as leagues, clinics, tennis tournaments and high school activities authorized by Shawnee County Parks + Recreation have first priority on court usage. To make reservations or for more information, please contact Eric at Kossover Tennis Center at 785.273.0030.

Tennis Lessons

Private lessons $35 per hour Semi-Private lessons $20 per hour per person Group lessons $9 per hour

Racquet Stringing

Racquet stringing service is available at Kossover Tennis Center.

Camps and Clinics

Kossover Tennis Center also features tennis camps and youth summer tennis clinics.

For more information on lessons, reservations, tournaments and the Topeka Tennis Association 785.273.0030

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ADULT Beekeeper Class Master beekeepers Steve & Becky Tipton offer exciting opportunities in beekeeping. Explore hive construction, installing the bees, and hive management up until harvest time. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 12 + Date: May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 Time: Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: Free

Oil and Acrylic Painting Learn the basics of oil or acrylic using the Old Masters technique. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: May 23-June 13, June 20-July 18 NO CLASS July 4 Time: Wed. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Date: May 23-June 13, June 20-July 18 NO CLASS July 4 Time: Wed. 1-3 p.m. Date: May 24-June 14, June 21-July 19 NO CLASS July 5 Time: Thur. 1-3 p.m. Fee: $40 per person per session

Airplane Club Enjoy flying or watching indoor remote control planes. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Thur. 10:30-Noon Fee: Free

MARTIAL ARTS

Tae Kwon Do – Beginners & Advanced Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 7+ Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $30 per person per month

Karate - Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Beginners Time: Tue., Thur. 6-7 p.m. Fee: $30 per month

Advanced Karate Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Tue., Thur. 6-7:30 p.m. Fee: $42 per month

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ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS Wallyball

Is a fun game that is along the lines of volleyball but it is played on a racquetball court. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

Racquetball This fun game uses a rubber ball and paddles; Hillcrest has two indoor courts available. Equipment is available. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

Pickleball This is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Equipment is provided. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Time: Fri. 10 a.m.-Noon Fee: $2 per person

Dancehouse Spend an evening with your friends. Listen to music from Solid Rock Sound Machine. Big Gage Shelter House 251-6800 Age: 16+ Date: May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 8 Time: Thur. 6-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per person

Fishing Derby If you like fishing, then this will be the day to do it! Fishing poles and bait will be provided. There will be volunteers there to help you fish! Pre-registration is required. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Westlake Lake at Gage Park 251-6800 Age: 14+ Date: Aug. 25 Time: Sat. 10 a.m.-Noon Fee: $10 per participant

Unified Softball This is an integrated program designed to bring people with and without disabilities together to play ball. This is a recreational league. Teams will be organized and a schedule will be emailed to all athletes after registration is complete. Please be sure your mailing information along with your email address is correct when registering. Every effort will be made to keep people on the same team from year to year. All games are at Bettis Family Sports Complex on the Quad Fields. Bats, balls, tees and helmets are provided. PLAYERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN GLOVES AND DRINKS. Registration deadline is June 15th. Call 785-251-6971. Age: 14+ Date: July 31-Sept. 11 Fee: $35

SHAWNEE YACHT CLUB

offers public events The Shawnee Yacht Club is offering the following events to introduce interested area residents to sailing: •

Free Sailboat Rides (age 6+) Noon to 4 p.m. May 28*

Free Introduction to Sailing (age 12 +) – 6 p.m. every Wed. June through August *

Sailboat Races every Sunday afternoon June through October and every Wed. evening June through August*

Monthly Full Moon Socials

* Some restrictions apply

For more information shawneeyachtclub.org

PARKS • GARDENS • TRAILS • EDUCATION • FACILITY MAINTENANCE • CULTURAL + HISTORICAL TOUR GUIDES • EVENTS • COACHING • SCHOOL PROJECTS • ADMINISTRATIVE

VOLUNTEER!

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has a variety of opportunities for volunteers to help beautify and preserve our natural environment, serve the community, raise awareness, develop new skills and meet new people!

For more information contact Olivia Mayer

785.251.6825 olivia.mayer@snco.us

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Rebound Physical Therapy Classes

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS BY AGE GROUP

Broadway Bound ages 4-5: $160 per session. Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Helen Hocker Theater offers three sessions of summer workshops for youth aimed at giving children a quality artistic experience, seeking the best in each individual to guide them in their creative growth, providing top-notch learning in a fun environment and stressing the value and importance of each individual. Age groups include 4-5, 6-7 for half-day camps, and 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 for full-day camps. Workshops/camps run for three threeweek sessions and fee amounts are per session. There is a $25 processing fee for cancellations. Cancellations within a week are non-refundable.

SESSION DATES AND THEMES Session I – June 4-June 22

Theme: “The Greatest Show on Earth!” – A fun-filled celebration of circus and vaudeville!

Session II – June 25-July 13 (no camp July 4)

Theme: “Flights of Fantasy” – Grab your wand, your light saber, or your unicorn reins and hold on tight!

Session III - July 16-August 3

Theme: “Mystery in Gage Park” – Putting together the clues that lead to great performances!

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First Steps to Broadway ages 6-7: $160 per session. Mon.-Fri. Noon-3 p.m. Star-Struck Players ages 8-9: $200 per session. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: May 1, Power of Walking, presented by Joe Robinson, Smart Exercise Director Date: June 5, Aqua Therapy, presented by Rose Lott, PT Date: July 3, Exercise Smart & Weight Management, presented by Joe Robinson, Smart Exercise Director

Production Workshop ages 10-11: $200 per session. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Date: Aug. 7, Knee Pain, presented by Rebound Physical Therapist

Break-a-Leg Players ages 12-13: $200 per session. Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Time: Tues. 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

For detailed information visit www.HelenHockerTheater.com

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS

Bathhouse Players ages 14-18: No Fee.

This summer, you’re invited to be a part of two spectacular productions: These Shining Lives (Drama)

www.topekacivictheatre.com/project/ these-shining-lives/ Auditions: June 2 Noon- 4 p.m. in the theater Rehearses: Mon.-Fri., June 4- 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Show: June 22-July 1, six performances

Clue: The Musical (Musical)

www.topekacivictheatre.com/project/ clue-the-musical/ Auditions: June 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the theater (Bring a sack lunch!) Rehearses: Mon.-Fri., June 26-July 20 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Show: July 20- Aug. 5, 11 performances

251.5990 www.topekacivictheater.com/onstage/helen-hocker

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES Computerized Genealogy This class is for all levels of experience. Learn to use print and online resources. Fee: Free Age: 18 + Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 Time: Thur. 10-11:30 a.m. Central Park Community Center 251- 6965 Date: May 14 Time: Mon. 5-6 p.m.

Book Group Monthly book chat at Crestview. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 Time: Wed. 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

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TSCPL Craft Classes

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Time: Thur. 9-10:30 a.m.

NATURE Programs

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Wed, 1-2:30 p.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCES

Materials provided. Fee: Free Age: 18+

Beginning Bookmaking Cut, fold, stitch, and glue paper to make a variety of simple book structures. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Wed. May 2 Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Thur. May 31

Flower Pot Decorating Use acrylic paint, decoupage and embellishments to transform ordinary terra-cotta flower pots into works of art. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Wed. June 6 Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Thur. June 28

Embroidery Hoop Weaving We’ll use embroidery hoops as looms to create circular weavings with a variety of materials. The finished weaving can be functional or decorative. Crestview Community Center Date: Wed. July 11 Shawnee North Community Center Date: Thur. July 26

Inchies Fabric Collage Make small square fabric collages and put them together to create a larger piece. It’s a great way to use up extra bits of fabric and felt. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Wed. Aug. 1 Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Thur. Aug. 30

Hands on Learning Opportunities With prior arrangements, class trips can be tailored to meet curriculum standards or scout badge requirements. Contact terri.banden@snco.us, 251-6818 Locations: • Dornwood Park • Warren Nature Area • Skyline Park • Clarion Woods Park • Other Nature Areas Fees: Set according to class size, adult supervision and length of session. $3-$5 per student. PRAIRIE WALKING

Bring the family, your camera/phone and binoculars. Come experience what nature manifests as you walk the prairie trails in four different parks. Learn to identify colorful native wildflowers, plants once used for medicinal purposes, invasive plants and more. Finish the walk by taking photos of the evening sky and sunset. Age: Adult/Youth Park: Grant-Bradbury off of University Drive (Participants look for signage for meeting location.) Date: May 23, 2018 Time: Wed. 7-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per person Park: Skyline Park (Participants use gate entrance to meet in the middle parking lot.) Date: June 20, 2018 Time: Wed. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5 per person

Park: Dornwood Park Date: July 18, 2018 Time: Wed. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5 per person Park: Warren (Participants will meet at Felker near the east baseball field.) Date: Aug. 15, 2018 Time: Wed. 7-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per person FOUR SEASONS OF DORNWOOD

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a guided trail walk through the historic Dornwood Nature Area. We will continue a seasonal series of hikes through Dornwood this summer. You will learn about native plants, trees, birds and the history of the Dornwood Farm dairy farm. Dornwood Park Age: Family Friendly Date: May 30, 2018, June 27, 2018, July 25, 2018, Aug. 22, 2018 Time: Wed. 7-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per person

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SENIOR Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

FOUNDATION MISSION:

The Shawnee County Parks & Recreation Foundation exists to enhance the park and recreation experience in Shawnee County through charitable contributions of time and resources. Your tax-deductible contribution to this 501(c)(3) can be directed into specific funds or endowments supporting the long-range preservation of various Parks + Recreation facilities. Please consider giving today.

Projects supported by generous gifts include:

• Adaptive Recreation • Bettis Family Sports Complex • Dornwood Park • Gage Park & Gardens • Golf Courses • Hanger Preserve • Helen Hocker Theater • Kossover Tennis Center • Lake Shawnee Girls Softball • Natural Areas & Trails • Old Prairie Town • Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame • Shawnee Yacht Club • Ted Ensley Gardens • Topeka Horseshoe Association • Youth Scholarships

SCPRF also offers a memorial bench program to honor your loved ones. For $2,500 you can place a black steel arched back bench with an engraved bronze plaque in one of Shawnee County’s beautiful parks. An application form is available online by clicking on “Ways to Give”.

Pitch

Wellness Center

Challenge friends to a game of 10-point pitch. Coffee and cards provided. Fee: $1 per person Date: Ongoing

Open year-round during center hours. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Age: 16+ Fee: $50 per year adults $25 per year students Fitness Passes can be used for drop in visits.

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Time: Fri. 1-3 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Thur. 1-3 p.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Tue. 1-4 p.m.

Senior Bridge Drop-in, socialize & have fun playing a game of bridge with a group of friendly seniors. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. 12:30- 4 p.m. Fee: $2

Senior Basketball Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon. 6-8 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

Senior Choir Join and sing along with the New Beginning Choir. Travel to surrounding Topeka locations singing and bringing joy to others during the holidays. Intermediate level is welcomed. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Ongoing Time: Fri. 9-11 a.m. Fee: Free

Senior Shuffle Board

For more information contact Rachel Meyer

785.251.2685 scprfoundation.org 1800 SE 21st Street, 66607

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Drop in and socialize while having fun playing Shuffleboard with great group of seniors. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Ongoing Time: Thur. 10 a.m.-noon Fee: $2

Pickleball Be a part of one of the fastest growing sports in America! Age: 18+ Fee: $2 per person Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. Fri. 9-11 a.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Mon. & Wed. 1-3 p.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Mon. & Wed. 10 a.m.-noon, Thur. 6-8 p.m.

Adult Open Gym Fee: $2 per person Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri. noon-3 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Tue., Thur. 1-3 p.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Mon.-Sat. noon-3 p.m. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon., Tue., Thur., Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Open Volleyball All skill levels welcome to drop-in. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:30-12:30 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

Prime Time Volleyball Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. 7-9 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

FITNESS PASS CLASSES: AGE 18+ Yoga Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 16+ Time: Tues., Thur. 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Gentle Yoga Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Mon.-Fri., 10-11 a.m.

Hypno Yoga Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Mon., Wed. Noon-1 p.m.

Easy Does It Yoga Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Tue., Thur. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Weekend Yoga

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga Central Park Community Center 251-6569 Time: Tue., Thur. 9-10 a.m.

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SPORTS

Shawnee County

TRAILS

Sports Office: 251-6970

YOUTH

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s more than 50 miles of trails offer a leisurely stroll with side ventures into beautiful gardens, or a hike, run or mountain bike ride up hilly terrain leading to panoramic views of the county. There are more than 27 miles of paved trails and more than 26 miles of natural surface trails running through forested, prairie and open natural areas. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is continually increasing the number and length of trails in our community while connecting as many trails as possible. Shunga Trail – 8.5-mile paved concrete pedestrian/bicycle trail beginning at SW 29th and McClure and continuing east to SE 2nd. The trail will eventually stretch across Topeka.

Brookfield Park – .3-mile paved trail.

Lake Shawnee Trail – 7-mile paved concrete pedestrian/bicycle trail encircling the lake. Dornwood Nature Trail – 9.9 miles of natural surface, woodland hiking trails accessible from SE 25th and Highland. Landon Trail – 4.75-mile paved and gravel trail along an abandoned railroad track running from SE 15th to SE 45th. Azura Trails at Skyline Park – Four singletrack loop trails comprising 4.7 miles of natural surface trails through wooded and prairie areas. Warren Nature Area – 4 miles of natural surface trails beginning at SW 25th and Gage east of Felker Park. The trail includes a wetland to slow and clean runoff water from streets and neighborhoods. Many birds, mammals and aquatic species can be found here. Welton Grove Park – 3 miles of natural surface trails. Clarion Woods Trail – 1.54 miles of singletrack trail through a red cedar forest.

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Shawnee North Nature Trail – 2-mile natural surface trail on undeveloped parkland comprised of grasslands and wooded areas. Shawnee North Community Park also has a .8 mile paved fitness loop trail encircling the west side of the park. Deer Creek Trail – 2-mile trail from SE Golden to SE 6th and SE 6th to SE 10th. Grant-Bradbury – Located west of Forbes Field, 2 miles of natural surface trails run through 80 acres of virgin prairie that has never been plowed. The area includes hundreds of native prairie species, some of which are scarcely found elsewhere in the state. Soldier Creek Trail – 1.8-mile paved concrete bicycle/pedestrian trail from NE Garfield Park to NW Lyman Road. Orville Rice Nature Trail – 1-mile mowed grass single track trail following Shunga Creek from SW Gage to the Shunga Trail near McDonald Field. Oakland-Billard/Santa Fe Park Trails – 1.6 miles of paved trail. Freedom Valley – .75-mile concrete path.

Bocce Ball will be played at the court at the east end of the Felker Softball Complex parking lot at 2500 SW Gage. The court is first-come, first served basis. Equipment will be furnished for classes, instruction and play at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays from May 3 through late October. Lessons are free.

Youth Summer Soccer League This is a CoRec league. All divisions will play 6-on-6. Travel within the county may be required for practices. T-shirt provided. Shin guards and cleats are optional. Registration deadline is May 9. Age: 4-10 Date: June 16-July 14 Fee: $40 per player

Youth Kickball League (NEW in 2018) This is a new sport league being introduced in 2018. Players in 9U and 12U divisions will compete in games being split between the rubberized sports court at Gage Park and turf diamonds at Bettis Family Sports Complex. T-shirt provided. Age: 6-12 Date: July 28-Aug. 18 Fee: $30 per player

Youth Fall Soccer League This is a CoRec league for ages 4-14. Players in 6U, 8U and 10U will play 6-on-6. Players in 14U division will play 4-on-4. Travel within the county may be required for practices. T-shirt provided. Shin guards and cleats are optional. Registration deadline is Aug. 1. Age: 4-14 Date: Sept. 8-Oct. 6 Fee: $40 per player

For more information 785.272.8216

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Youth Flag Football League This is an instructional league with teams coached by volunteer parents. T-shirts, flags and mouthpieces are provided. A modified field and rules will allow players to experience team play, socialization and learn the game. Games will be 40 minutes and practice times are limited. Registration deadline is Aug. 22. Age: 6-11 Date: Sept. 17-Oct. 17 Fee: $40 per player

Youth Fall Volleyball League Individual or team registrations taken. Players are placed on teams according to age. Volunteer coaches needed. T-shirts, as well as volleyballs for practices and games are provided. Registration deadline is Sept. 12. Age: 7-14 Date: Oct. 13-Nov. 10 Fee: $40 per player

ADULT

Adult Beach Volleyball League – Session 1 Women’s and CoRec volleyball leagues play a seven-week season with 14 matches. Players must register as a team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline is May 2. Age: 16+ Date: June 4-July 27 Fee: $70 per team

Adult Volleyball League – Session 3 Women’s, Men’s 50+ and CoRec volleyball leagues play a six-week season with 12 matches. Players must register as a team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline is July 25. Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 4-Oct. 19 Fee: $150 per team-competitive

Adult Softball League – Session 3 Men’s and CoRec slow-pitch softball leagues play a four-game season. Men’s and CoRec doubleheader leagues play an eight-game season. Players must register as a team and submit a roster prior to first game. Registration deadline is Aug. 8. Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 4-Oct. 19 Fee: $130 per team - single game $260 per team - doubleheader

Adult Basketball League – Session 3 Leagues play a seven-game season. Players must register as a team and submit a roster prior to first game. Registration deadline is Aug. 8. Ages: 16+ Date: Sept. 5-Oct. 19 (Wed. or Thur.) Fee: $260 per team

Adult Baseball League 30 and Over League plays a 12-game season with a double elimination tournament at the end of the season. Players must register as a team and submit a roster prior to the first game. Registration deadline is July 11. Bettis Family Sports Complex and McDonald Field Ages: 30+ Date: Aug. 13-Nov. 7 (Mon./Tue./Wed./Thur./Sun.) Fee: $250 deposit due by July 11 and $1,250 due at Coaching Meeting Coaches Meeting: TBA

Unified Softball This is an integrated program designed to bring people with and without disabilities together to play ball. This is a recreational league. Teams will be organized and a schedule will be emailed to all athletes after registration is complete. Please be sure your mailing information along with your email address are correct when registering. Every effort will be made to keep people on the same team from year to year. All games are at Bettis Family Sports Complex on the Quad Fields. Bats, balls, tees and helmets are provided. PLAYERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN GLOVES AND DRINKS. Registration deadline is June 15th. Call 785-251-6971. Age: 14+ Date: July 31-Sept. 11 Fee: $35

Adult Seven-on-Seven Soccer League League plays an eight-game season with a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. Players must register as a team and submit a roster prior to the first game. Registration deadline is Aug. 8. Bettis Family Sports Complex Ages: 16+ Date: Sept. 5-Nov. 7 (Wed.) Fee: $475 per team

Adult Five-on- Five Flag Football League League plays a five-game season with a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. Players must register as a team and submit a roster prior to the first game. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. Bettis Family Sports Complex Ages: 16+ Date: Sept. 4-Nov. 6 (Tue.) Fee: $330 per team

SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES 2018 RAISE YOUR GAME

Kansas’ largest amateur sports festival July 13-29 A record 50 sports for all ages and skill levels

KANSAS SENIOR GAMES 2018

THE FLAMES STILL BURNS… Olympic style sports festival for ages 50+ September 13-23 21 different sports

Event information and registration procedures

www.sunflowergames.com

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COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM AND GYM RENTALS Room Rentals

Bright Circle Preschool

TDC’s Creative Learning Adventures Preschool

Betsey Litscher 785-235-1033

300 NE 43rd St. Jamie Brown, 785.286.0676 or 785.272.5051 www.learnplaygrow.org

Bright Circle is a KDHE licensed preschool program serving children age 3-5 years old. We’ve been educating preschool aged children for more than 35 years! We believe that children learn best through the natural play environment. The early years of a child’s life are most important because that is when the characteristics of their personalities and their own self-image develop. We strive to provide appropriate activities to develop each child socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Through these activities, children are encouraged to learn through play, and develop their skills through self-learning, peer education and teacher-directed activities. We value not just learning, but the love of learning as well. In order to ensure individual attention, class size is limited to 15 students. A $35 non-refundable registration is required; tuition of $11 per day is collected at the beginning of each month. Lake Shawnee Recreation Building, 3325 SE Tinman Circle *Mon.,Wed.,Fri. 9-11:30 a.m. Tue., Thur. 9-11:30 a.m. *Mon., Wed. 1-3:30 p.m. Tue., Thur. 1-3:30 p.m. *We have reserved the Mon., Wed., Fri. classes for only kindergartenbound students. This promotes a more efficient environment.

TDC’s Creative Learning Adventures is a statelicensed preschool program serving children ages 3-5 years, August through May. TDC Learning Centers, Inc. has been providing highquality, affordable early education in the Topeka community for 55 years! Weekly themes combined with a research-based curriculum ensure that children are having fun while learning and being prepared for kindergarten. Play and positive interaction with teachers and other children support social, emotional and intellectual growth. Special curriculum components encourage nutrition, physical fitness and socio-emotional growth. Our program spans all areas of a child’s development, offering a well-rounded, high-quality learning experience. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 12 children per session. We have two classrooms that are located in the Shawnee North Community Center. Parents are our partners and are encouraged to participate in classroom activities. Parent/teacher conferences are held twice each year where parents help develop their child’s Individual Education Plan. Developmental assessments are conducted twice each year and children who are kindergarten-bound have an additional school readiness assessment. Children must be 3 years old and fully potty trained to participate. Four different class times are offered: Mon., Wed., Fri. Mornings, 9-11:30 a.m. Tue., Thu. Mornings, 9-11:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. Afternoons, 1-3:30 p.m. Tue., Thu. Afternoons 1-3:30 p.m.

Room rentals are available throughout the year at our community centers. Whether you are having a baby shower, birthday party, family reunion or staff training we have a room to accommodate your needs. Rentals include access to game tables in the lobby. When renting at our facility, you are allowed to bring in your own food and drink. Fee: $30 per hour Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Rice Community Center 251-6976 Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676

Gym Rentals Gyms are available for rent throughout the year at our community centers. Sport practices, staff team building, tournaments and special event rentals can all be accommodated in our facilities. Fee: $40 per hour Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Rice Community Center 251-6976 Fee: $50 per hour Central Park Community Center 251-6965

Tuition: $50 non-refundable registration fee/ $75 maximum per family. Class fees are $15 per session that are collected on the first day of the month. A $40 annual supply fee covers all supplies and snacks.

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For baby showers, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more, Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has a variety of facilities available to rent for all of your family events. For a listing of amenities, availability or to make a reservation, call 785-251-6800 or visit us online at parks.snco.us. Season

Daily

Weekends and Co. Holidays

Big Gage 250 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. During Summer Camp 6 - 10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Westlake 70 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Snyder’s Cabin 70 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Carousel Room 42 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Children’s Party House 30 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Steak Grill 40 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Corral #2 40 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reinisch Rose Garden 150 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (M-Th.) Fri.-Sun) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Lake Shawnee

Shelter #1 120 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Shelter #2 50 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Shelter #3 80 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) each session Shelter #4 120 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Shelter #5 120 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. Shelter #6 80 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) each session Garden House 70 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Garden Pagoda 45 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (M-Th.) (Fri.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Garden Pergola 90 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (M-Th.) (Fri.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Reynolds Lodge 200 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Gazebo #1 75 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (M-Th.) (Fri.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Lake Shawnee Event Center 200 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (M-Th.) (Fri.-Sun.) 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Yacht Club 40 April 1-Oct. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Other Facilities

Crestview Shelter 128 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Lakewood Shelter 70 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Garfield Shelter 160 Year-round 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Fee

$220 $200 $440 $85 $110 $135 $70 $65 $65 $175 $350

$70 $85 $110 $150 $70 $70 $110 $150 $165 $400 $175 $350 $220 $440 $165 $450 $220 $440 $300 $600 $85

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*No Reservations on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1* *All-day reservations on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day (10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.)* *Prices in printed materials subject to change after publication. Visit parks.snco.us for most current information.

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What’s

NEW IN 2018 Hillcrest Pool Renovations Blaisdell Pool Upgrades When using a credit card, an ID must be present All bags will be checked before entering Styrofoam cups are prohibited Only water is permitted in the facility

AQUATICS BLAISDELL FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER Facility Rental

Rent the whole facility for church groups, family reunions, even staff parties. Outside food is welcome. Administration Annex 251-6800 or Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 18+ to register Date: June-Aug. Time: Fri.-Sun. 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $650

Party Room Rental

Rent the air-conditioned party room adjacent to the aquatic facility. Rental includes 12 admission wristbands. Additional bands are $3 each. Outside food is welcome but must stay in party room. Administration Annex 251-6800 or Shawnee North Community Center Age: 18+ to register Date: June-Aug. Time: 12:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-6 p.m. Fee: $125

Diving (Blaisdell)

This class is for the beginner or advanced diver. Dive Coach Amy Watson, will instruct a 6-week course to improve competitive dives and provide a solid workout foundation. The team will not compete in meets. No practice July 2-6.

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Beginners

Age: 10+ Date: Mon.-Fri. June 4-July 20 Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee: $150 per Person

Advanced Diving (Blaisdell)

Age: 10+ Date: Mon.-Fri. June 4-July 20 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fee: $150 per Person

Dog Swim (Blaisdell)

The dog days of summer are here. Bring your four-legged friends to cool off at the pool. Part of the proceeds will go to a local shelter. All dogs must be vaccinated and under the control of the owners. Age: 18+ Date: Tues., Aug. 14 Time: 6-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per dog

SHAWNEE NORTH FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER Facility Rental

Rent the whole facility for church groups, family reunions, even staff parties. Outside food is welcome. Administration Annex 251-6800 or Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 18+ to register Date: June-Aug. Time: Fri.-Sun. 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $650

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Party Area Rental

Rent the open-air party area adjacent to the concession stand. Rental includes 12 admission wristbands. Additional bands are $3 each. Outside food is welcome but must stay in party area. Administration Annex 251-6800 or Shawnee North Community Center Age: 18+ to register Date: June-Aug. Time: 12:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-6 p.m. Fee: $100

Water Walking

MIDWEST HEALTH AQUATIC CENTER

Aquatic Park-Swim Fees & Hours:

Water Aerobics

Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center

Morning

Hours: Noon-7 p.m. A great, low-impact way to get in Fees: Adults (13+) $7 shape. Get your burn on! Youth (2-12) $6 Age: 13+ Under 2 Free Date: June 4-Aug. 9 Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center Time: Mon.-Thur. 7-7:45 p.m. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Fee: $5 drop in; 16-punch card Fees: Adults (13+) $7 $55; 32-punch card $110 Youth (2-12) $6 Under 2 Free

Age: 13+ Join your friends and walk against the Punch Passes Blaisdell & Date: June 11-Aug. 9 current for a great low-impact aerobic Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center Time: Mon.-Thur. 11-11:45 a.m. workout. Evenings. Fee: $5 drop in; 16-punch card Youth Adult Age: 13+ $55; 32-punch card $110 10-Punch $54 $63 Date: June 4-Aug. 9 20-Punch $108 $126 Time: Mon.-Thur. 7-7:45 p.m. Facility Rental Fee: $5 drop in; 16 punch card $55; 50-Punch $270 $315 Rent the whole facility for church 32 punch card $110 groups, family reunions, even staff parties. Outside food is welcome. Midwest Health Aquatic Center Morning Administration Annex 251-6800 or Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Age: 13+ Shawnee North Community Center Fees: Adults (13+) $8 Date: June 11-Aug. 11 286-0676 Youth (2-12) $7 Time: Mon.-Thur.; Sat. 8-11:30 a.m. Age: 18+ to register Under 2 Free Fee: $5 drop in; 16-punch card $55; Date: June-Aug. 32-punch card $110 Time: Fri.-Sun. 7-8:30 p.m. Punch Passes Blaisdell & Shawnee North Family Fee: $700

Shawnee Swim Sharks (Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center)

This team is designed for the beginner to the advanced swimmer entering grades 7-12. Rod Garman will instruct a 6-week course focusing on stroke development. The team will not compete. Age: Entering into 7th grade Date: June 4-July 19 NOTE: No class July 2-5 Time: Mon.-Thur. 6:30-8 a.m. Fee: $150

Dog Swim

The dog days of summer are here. Bring your four-legged friends to cool off at the pool. Partial proceeds will go to a local shelter. All dogs must be vaccinated and under the control of the owners. Age: 18+ Date: Mon., Aug. 13 Time: 6-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per dog

Party Area Rental

Rent the open-air party area adjacent to the concession stand. Rental includes 12 admission wristbands. Additional bands are $3 each. Outside food is welcome but must stay in party area. Administration Annex 251-6800 or Shawnee North Community Center Age: 18+ to register Date: June-Aug. Time: 12:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-6 p.m. Fee: $125

Aquatic Center Youth Adult 10-Punch $63 $72 20-Punch $126 $144 50-Punch $315 $360

Community Pool-Swim Fees & Hours: Garfield Pool, Hillcrest Pool & Oakland Pool Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Fees: Adults/Youth $2 Under 2 Free Rossville Pool Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Fees: Adults (13+) $3 Youth (2-12) $2 Under 2 Free Punch Passes Youth/Adult 10-Punch $20 20-Punch $30

Pool Rentals Garfield Pool, Hillcrest Pool, Rossville Pool Time: Fri.-Sun. 6 - 8 p.m. Fee: $175 Rossville Party Room Time: Fri.-Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Fee: $100

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Old Prairie

TOWN

At Ward-Meade Historic Site

Hours Grounds: 8 a.m.-dusk Office: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mulvane General Store: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Potwin Drug Store: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Tours Group tours for 15 or more by reservation only, call 785-251-6993 Monday-Friday: 10 a.m., Noon, & 2 p.m. Saturday: Noon & 2 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Tour Fees Adults: $5 Seniors (55+): $4 Children 6-12: $3 5 and under: Free

FEATURING:

1854 replica Log Cabin with Blacksmith Shop, 1870s Prairie Mansion on the National Register of Historic Places and the 2.5-acre Ward-Meade Botanical Garden.

TOWN SQUARE:

Mulvane General Store An old-fashioned mercantile that serves as our museum gift shop and visitors center. Kansas items, toys from yesteryear, souvenirs, and unique gifts are available. Call 785-251-6995. Potwin Drug Store Sit at the marble counter and order a soda fountain treat or shop for vintage-era candy. The drug store building also includes the Durst Physician’s Office and Fyler Dentist Office. Call 785-251-6997. 1880 Everest Church The church can be rented for church services and weddings. Call 785-251-6993.

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Established in 1963, the 2.5 acre Ward-Meade Botanical Garden contains approximately 500 varieties of trees and shrubs plus annual flowers planted each year. The garden includes many plants requiring shade as well as many unusual specimen plants. It features a National Hosta Display Garden and National Day Lily Display Garden. The area has three water gardens including Anna’s Asian Reading Garden, a stream, a bridge, a gazebo and waterfall. Weddings can be held at this location as well. Call 785-251-6993 for more information.

SCHOOLHOUSE SESSION

Looking for a unique experience for your class or youth group? Come spend an hour in our authentic one-room Victor Schoolhouse learning about our Kansas country school legacy, ciphering on slates, participating in a spelling bee and playing old-time games.

WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS

Make your wedding a historic event! Rental includes decorating and clean-up, a one-hour rehearsal time the night before your wedding and wedding packages include bride’s dressing facilities. The Preston Hale room serves as a back-up for inclement weather. Additional hours may be purchased for $50 each. Call 785-251-6993 for more information. Rental amount total due at time of booking. Package 1 Anna’s Place and Reception $355 3-hour rental including kitchen and Preston Hale room for reception. Rental includes bride’s dressing facilities. *No seating available at Anna’s Place.

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Package II Courtyard (wedding only) $355 Rental includes bride’s dressing facilities. Seating for 100 provided. Package III Courtyard and Reception $580 5-hour rental period including kitchen and Preston Hale room for reception. Rental includes bride’s dressing facilities. Seating for 100 provided. Package IV Everest Church (wedding only) $495 3-hour rental includes bride’s dressing facilities. Max seating 65. Package V Everest Church and Reception $770 5-hour rental period including kitchen and Preston Hale room. Rental includes bride’s dressing facilities. Max seating 65.

Victorian Dinner $27 per person For a change of pace, enjoy this delightful Victorian meal served buffet-style in the elegant dining room of the 1870’s mansion. Gleaming silver, fine china, crisp linens, and a gracious atmosphere make this an occasion to remember. Choice of entree includes baked ham with cherry sauce or brandicot chicken served with salad, vegetable, potatoes, freshly baked bread and old-fashioned ice cream. Picnic Basket Dinner $15 per person The delicious hot chicken pocket sandwich featuring Old Prairie Town’s own special recipe makes the picnic basket dinner a year-round favorite. Also included in the basket are fruit, cole slaw or potato salad, cookie, ice cream and a drink.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT OLD PRAIRIE TOWN

MEALS FOR GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Celebrate your child’s birthday in a historic yet exciting way. Choose from two party packages. Parties include a volunteer in period costume to lead the party as well as set-up and clean-up. Parties are two hours in length and can be booked any day of the week throughout the year except holidays.

Ward Cabin Hearth Meals This unique meal is one of the more popular activities at Old Prairie Town, so make your reservations early! Meals are served at fireside tables in the Ward cabin, and diners are treated to special hearth-cooking demonstrations with a side dish of history, all provided by costumed volunteers. These family style meals are offered from October 15 through March 15 with reservations for groups of 12-18.

Old-Fashioned Birthday Party (Ages 6–12 yrs.) $10 per participant. Minimum 10. Maximum 15. This party is held in our one-room country schoolhouse with old-fashioned turn-of-the century fun. This party includes a “session” with the schoolmarm playing old time games. Guests will share an old-fashioned cake with ice cream and lemonade. We also furnish handcrafted favors, a prize and a tour. Minimum 10; maximum 15. Two hours.

The following meal programs include two hours room rental.

Menu 1 $20 per person Hearth-cooked ham or smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, fruit, Dutch oven baked biscuits, hearth-baked molasses cookies, old-fashioned ice cream, cider and coffee. Menu 2 $15 per person Beef Stew or Chicken and Noodles, hearth baked cornbread, fruit, molasses cookies, old-fashioned ice cream, tea and water.

Children’s Victorian Tea Party (Ages 6-12 yrs.) $10 per participant. Your child and guests get to dress up in costumes from a “surprise trunk” and will be treated to an elegant birthday tea. We provide finger food and cookies just like food that would have been served in the Victorian era when tea was considered a social event. Minimum 10; maximum 15. Two hours.

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Regional

PARKS

LAKE SHAWNEE

GAGE PARK

Other Recreational Opportunities • Summer Day Camps • Disc Golf • Tennis Courts • Soccer Fields • Heated Fishing Dock • Sand Volleyball Courts • Windsurf Beach • Topeka Metro Bike Stations

Attractions • Mini-Train & Depot (Open midMarch through October – weather permitting) • Carousel in the Park (Open midMarch through October) • Reinisch Rose Garden & Doran Rock Garden • Hazel Von Rohr Victorian Gardens • Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center • All War Memorial • Hill’s Bark Park • Kansas Children’s Discovery Center • Animaland children’s play area • Topeka Metro Bike Stations • Helen Hocker Theater • Topeka Zoo

Other Recreational Opportunities • Summer Day Camps • Accessible Ball Field • Softball Diamond • Soccer Fields • Topeka Metro Bike Station • Sand Volleyball Courts • Horseshoe Courts • Amphitheater • Shelter Houses Rose Garden Weddings Imagine the romantic beauty of your wedding in the Reinisch Rose Garden. Peak blooming times for the 5,500 roses are late May into early June, and again in early to mid-September. The Carousel Party Room north of the garden accommodates final wedding and dressing preparations. The adjoining air-conditioned room has a full kitchen, serving island, tables and chairs to seat 42 for a small reception or a gathering place before the wedding. For more information on Gage Park facility rentals please call 785-251-6800 or visit parks.snco.us.

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Attractions • 410-acre recreational lake • 7-mile Lake Shawnee Trail • Marina • Boat Ramps • Campground • Ted Ensley Gardens • Lake Shawnee Jr. Pond • Lake Shawnee Golf Course • Shelter Houses • Bettis Family Sports Complex • Lake Shawnee Girls Softball Complex

Ted Ensley Gardens The Ted Ensley Gardens are located on the west side of scenic Lake Shawnee, offering a great panoramic view. They provide a beautiful, 9.5-acre setting with a wealth of design ideas and spectacular plantings. The Garden’s entrance is at the Trailhead facility located north of West Edge Road and 37th Street. The entrance begins with a beautiful 60-foot covered bridge and continues through to meditation and rock gardens, annual and perennial beds, rose and water gardens, a gazebo, pergola, pagoda, waterfalls, and several ponds. An arboretum with 80 species of trees is just across the street. An adjoining natural area is under development.

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CAMPGROUND

Campground Policies • Laundry facilities are available at the shower building. • Ice and firewood are sold at the concession area from April 15 to Oct. 15. • Showers and restroom facilities are located at the entrance area and north end of the campground. Please keep these areas clean. • Please have your children watch carefully for cars around the area. YOU are responsible for the conduct and whereabouts of your children at all times. Courteous behavior is encouraged. • Animals must be under control of the owner and on a leash 10 feet or less. • A dump station is available for use. Fee is $8 for non-campers. Registration Fees • April 15-Oct. 15 RV, Campers, Tents - $20 per night • Oct. 16-April 14 RV, Campers, Tents - $17 per night • 62+ years of age and older receive a $2 discount off the daily rate. • Fees are non-refundable. • Sites 117-119 and 132-141 are designated tent sites. A $6 fee is assessed to those parties wishing to set up a tent behind a camping unit or a second tent in specified sites.

PUBLIC FISHING AREAS • • • • • • • •

Lake Shawnee Lake Shawnee, Jr. Westlake, Gage Park Central Park Pond, 1534 SW Clay Clarion Woods Pond, SW 37th & Fairlawn Freedom Valley Pond, SE 14th & Locust Ward-Martin Creek in Auburndale Park, 2400 NW Perry Horseshoe Bend Pond, SE 43rd & Horseshoe Bend St.

All areas are available 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, unless otherwise posted, and are stocked regularly by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism regulations apply. Lake Shawnee and Ward-Martin Creek in Auburndale Park are stocked in the spring and fall with trout. Barrier-free fishing docks are available at Westlake, Central Park Pond, Clarion Woods Pond and Lake Shawnee, which also features a heated fishing dock. For more information contact KDWTP at 785-273-6740 or www.kdwpt.state.ks.us.

Individual Reservations • Beginning April 15, reservations will be accepted for arrival dates of May 15 through Sept. 15 each year. • Reservations must be for a minimum of two (2) nights. • Refunds will not be issued for unused sites.

Adopt-a-

PARK/ TRAIL

Summer Concert Series Gage Park Amphitheatre

JUNE 3

JULY 1

Jazz Workshop

Santa Fe Band

JUNE 10

JULY 8

Santa Fe Band

Marshall’s Band

JUNE 17

JULY 15

Marshall’s Band

Jazz Workshop

JUNE 24

JULY 22

Jazz Workshop

Santa Fe Band

JULY 29

Marshall’s Band Summertime Blues in the Park

MAY 16

Ric Barron Band

JUNE 20

TBS 10th Anniversary: Kara Grainger; Ghost Town Blues Band

JULY 18

Heather Newman Band

AUG. 15 TBA

Garfield Summer Concert Series Garfield Park

Sponsored by North Topeka On the Move Association

JUNE 4

North Topeka Community Band

JUNE 18

North Topeka Community Band

JULY 2

North Topeka Community Band

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s AdoptA-Park/Trail program is designed to encourage the community to take a hands-on approach to helping keep the county’s parks and trails clean, safe and attractive for residents and visitors through debris pick-up and beautification activities. The program promotes civic pride, appreciation, awareness and enhances the quality of life in our community.

For more information

contact Olivia Mayer

785.251.6825 olivia.mayer@snco.us

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TOPEKA ZOO and Conservation Center Topeka Zoo 785-368-9180 635 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS 66606 Brendan Wiley, Director www.topekazoo.org

Zoo Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Grounds open until 5 p.m. The Topeka Zoo is open year-round except on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

Admission Fees: Children 2 and under: FREE Ages 3-12: $4.25 Ages 13-64: $5.75 Senior Citizens (65 & older): $4.75

Group rates are available with advanced notice. Contact the zoo at 785-368-9180 for more information.

WEEK 6: JULY 16-20 THEME: ZOO TYCOON

Join us for this neat camp week as we explore how zoos are designed! Students will get the opportunity to unleash their creativity, as they invent their own zoo. From exhibit planning to animal enrichment, we will learn all about different zoo animals and the places they call home.

Date: All eight weeks: Ages: 6-12, Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with no stay-late option. Fees: $140/week for FOTZ members; $165/non members. (NOTE: Campers can be five years old if they have completed kindergarten)

WEEK 1: JUNE 4-8 THEME: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

Hop on the magic school bus with Ms. Frizzle and friends as we take off on unforgettable field trips around the world! Each day of camp will focus on a different Magic School Bus episode relating to science and animals.

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WEEK 2: JUNE 11-15 THEME: COMIC BOOK CREATURES

From Wonder Woman and Batman to Captain America and the Hulk, this week of camp is dedicated to the superheroes of the comic book world! We will explore the Marvel and DC universes and talk about how these super powers are similar to our own animal powers on Earth.

WEEK 3: JUNE 18-22 THEME: NATURE’S ART

From spotted fur to colorful leaves, nature is full of beautiful masterpieces. Join us for this week of camp as we learn about and create our own works of art based on the amazing natural world around us.

WEEK 4: JUNE 25-29 THEME: TREASURE HUNTERS

Grab your treasure maps and keep your eyes peeled as this week of camp has us looking for the jewels of the animal kingdom! We will spend our days going on real treasure hunts, seeing what beautiful creatures we can find along the way.

WEEK 5: JULY 9-13 THEME: ANIMAL BABIES

Kits and cubs and chicks, oh my! Join us for this cute week of camp as we talk all about animal babies! We will explore how different animals parent and how newborn animals survive in the wild.

WEEK 7 JULY 23-27 THEME: WILD WEAPONS

From teeth and claws to sharp spikes and venom, this camp will reveal the wild weapons animals use to stay alive. Join us as we discuss these dangerous adaptations and creatures.

WEEK 8 DATES: JULY 30-AUG. 3 THEME: CIRCLE OF LIFE

The Lion King says it best: we’re all part of the circle of life. This week of camp will focus on the food chain, animal relationships, and how all creatures are connected. From the savannahs of Africa to our backyards in Kansas, this camp will show how all animals are important to each other.

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OTHER HAPPENINGS AT THE TOPEKA ZOO: NATIVE WILDFLOWER SALE AND POLLINATOR PALOOZA

Date: May 12 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Held in the parking lot of the Topeka Zoo, the second annual Native Wildflower Sale will offer a wide variety of native wildflowers to cover all blooming seasons through spring, summer, and fall. More than two dozen varieties will be available. All wild flowers sold will be native to this part of northeast Kansas. 100 percent of proceeds go the zoo’s Conservation Fund. The Wild Flower sale will be combined with the first annual Pollinator Palooza, an event to celebrate Pollinators. For more information, contact Dennis Dinwiddie at 785-368-9134.

WORLD OCEANS DAY AT THE TOPEKA ZOO

Administration Office 3137 SE 29th St., Topeka KS 66605 785.251.6800 Administrative Annex 1800 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66607 785.251.6800 Sports 801 NE Poplar Topeka, KS 66616 785.251.6970 Central Park Community Center 1534 SW Clay, Topeka, KS 66604 785.251.6965 Crestview Community Center 4801 SW Shunga Dr, Topeka, KS 66614 785.251.6960 Cypress Ridge Golf Course 2533 SW Urish Rd, Topeka, KS 66614 785.251.6670 Forbes Golf Course 700 SW Capehart Rd, Topeka, KS 66619 785.862.0114 Garfield Community Center 1600 NE Quincy St., Topeka, KS 66608 785.251.6950 Hillcrest Community Center 1800 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66607 785.291.6956

Date: June 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate World Oceans Day with exhibits on marine life. Zoo staff will be cooking up fresh seafood samples hot off the grill on the zoo’s sidewalk for guests to enjoy, and offering hands-on activities to highlight our dependence on the ocean and how we can make a positive impact on the health of the world’s oceans from right here in northeast Kansas.

Lake Shawnee Golf Course 4141 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 66609 785.251.6640

BREW AT THE ZOO

Parks Division 1800 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66607 785.251.6800

Date: June 9 6-10 p.m. This adults only event features beer tasting from a variety of Kansas breweries, food, and activities all for the benefit of Your Topeka Zoo.

CAMP OUT WITH DAD

Date: June 23. Grab your tent and plan to camp out over night at the Topeka Zoo. Spaces are limited, so register early and reserve your spot at this evening of amazing family activities. Call the zoo today for more information!

Lake Shawnee Recreation 3137 SE 29th St., Topeka KS 66605 785.251.6800 Oakland Community Center 801 NE Poplar Topeka, KS 66616 785.251.6953 Old Prairie Town 124 N. Filmore Topeka, KS 66606 785.251.6989

Rice Community Center 432 SE Norwood, Topeka, KS 66607 785.251.6976 Shawnee North Community Center 300 NE 43rd St., Topeka, KS 66617 785.286.0676 West Lawn Memorial Gardens 820 SW Auburn Rd, Topeka, KS 66615 785.251.6800

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Michele A. Buhler Kevin Cook Bob Archer

DIRECTORY

John E. Knight Randy Luebbe John Boyd Susan Fowler-Hentzler Shawn Osborne Kerry Golden Mike Cope

ADVISORY BOARD

Sharri Black Teresa Miller Joe Ledbetter James Martin Eric Cortez Vacant Kent Pellegrino Kathleen Cummings Terri Roberts Luke Yoder Vacant L.J. Polly Dick Ketterman Ping Enriquez Mike Morse

1st District 2nd District 3rd District

785.251.2600 − PARKS.SNCO.US Director of Parks + Recreation Deputy Director Greenspace/Land Superintendent Recreation Superintendent Outdoor Adventures Superintendent Director of Golf Park Police Chief

City Council District 1 City Council District 2 City Council District 3 City Council District 4 City Council District 5 City Council District 6 City Council District 7 City Council District 8 City Council District 9 County Commission District 1 County Commission District 1 County Commission District 2 County Commission District 2 County Commission District 3 County Commission District 3

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

General Policy on Program Access and Communications Shawnee County Parks + Recreation provides positive recreational experiences that contribute to the physical, mental, social and emotional development of people of all ages and abilities. To facilitate opportunities for people with and without disabilities to engage in leisure pursuits together, Parks + Recreation provides inclusion services. If you have a disability and would like to request a special accommodation for a program, please contact a staff member. To ensure the requested accommodation, please notify the staff at the facility where the requested program is located at least two weeks in advance of the start of the program. For more information on inclusion opportunities, parks and recreation services and accommodations, please call 785-251-2600. Parks + Recreation does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to or treatment or employment of its services, programs or activities. Upon written request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all parks and recreation services, programs and activities. Upon request, this information can be made available in Braille, large print, audio tape and/or computer disk. If you or your child requires a special accommodation in order to participate in the program, requests must be made in advance (two weeks is ideal) by filling out a Special Needs Statement and Request Form in order for the service or program to be assessed.

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3137 SE 29th St. • Topeka, KS 66605

FIRST BLOOM FESTIVAL May 13

Reinisch Rose Garden, Gage Park Time: Noon-5 p.m. • Tours by Topeka Rose Society docents • Live Music • Educational Seminars

The Guide Summer 2018 Parks and Recreation  

Shawnee County in Topeka, Kansas

The Guide Summer 2018 Parks and Recreation  

Shawnee County in Topeka, Kansas

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