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Apple Festival Ribbon Cutting Partnerships Imporove Quality of Life Fall/Winter Events

PROGRAMS

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DEPARTMENTS 8 Helen Hocker Theater 10 Parks For All Foundation 11 Kossover Tennis Center 12 Adopt-a-Park/Trail 13 Volunteer! 14 Golf Courses 15 Fitness Pass 16 Shawnee County Trails 18 West Lawn

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Memorial Gardens Facility Rentals

Old Prairie Town Regional Parks The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

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SHAWNEE COUNTY PARKS + RECREATION VISION: “Shawnee County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County will develop and manage accessible, walkable parks, recreation facilities and programs through a collaborative leadership process that provides a long-term perspective for how parks and recreation will impact the livability and economic value of living in the city and county.” SHAWNEE COUNTY PARKS + RECREATION MISSION: “Shawnee County Parks and Recreation is an essential service established to improve quality of life for all residents of the county by proactively responding to changing demographics, emerging trends while maximizing all available resources in providing quality parks, recreation facilities and programs that enhance the residents health, promotes economic vitality and long term sustainability now and for future generations.” REFUND POLICY AND PROCEDURE It is the intention of Shawnee County Parks + Recreation 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 percent cancellation fee if cancelled by participant at least 21 days prior to the program start date. Cancellations less than 21 days prior to the start date will receive a 50 percent account credit. Account credit shall be utilized within 12 months. SHELTER RENTALS AND OLD PRAIRIE TOWN/WARD-MEADE Shelter Rentals and Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade - Refunds will be issued with a 20 percent cancellation fee for rentals cancelled by the participant at least 60 days prior to the reservation. Cancellations fewer than 60 days prior to the reservation date will receive a 50 percent account credit. No account credit will be issued if cancellation is fewer than seven 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 12 months. CAMPGROUND All campground fees are non-refundable including unused reservations. SCHOLARSHIPS “Our vision for programming is to reach out to people of all ages to encourage them to experience parks and recreation facilities through well-designed programs that create a lifetime of memories.” Shawnee County Parks + Recreation provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities for youth, yet not all families are able to afford the fees for participation in our programs. A youth scholarship program has been designed to assist those who meet the financial guidelines as set forth. Scholarship approval is good from Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021. Forms are posted at parks.snco.us or call 785-251-6800. REFUND REQUEST A Refund Request Form must be completed by participant. Forms are available at parks.snco.us, SCP+ R community centers, administrative offices or by calling 251-6800 and the refund request form can be mailed or emailed to 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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APPLE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY

RIBBON CUTTING

ceremony planned for Charles Sheldon Study remodel

“What would Jesus do?” That phrase and the book, “In His Steps” made the Rev. Charles Sheldon so famous that he built a study in the back yard of his Topeka home as a refuge where he could escape a stream of visitors, including journalists, and get his work done. Today, the study is all that is left of Sheldon’s one-time home. It now stands at the Clay Street entrance to Old Prairie Town.

OCT. 5-6, 2019 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore

A fall tradition in Shawnee County celebrates 40 years at Old Prairie Town this year. Apple Festival became a two-day event in 2017. One of northeast Kansas’ most popular events, this year’s festival features pioneer skill demonstrations, blacksmiths, quilters, musicians, craftsmen and culinary artists. Enjoy food from bierocks to barbeque and beverages from sarsaparilla to Green Rivers and, of course, enjoy apple pie, apples in caramel, apple fritters and apple cider. Special attractions include the Kansas Muzzle Loaders Association and Spirit Dancer Dennis Rogers. The Wheatstock Music Festival is again part of Apple Festival. Enjoy a meal beneath the tent and listen to top area folk musicians. $7 at the gate; advance tickets $10 for 2-day tickets, $5 for 1-day tickets, children 5 & under free

Prior to this past year, the study had not been open to the public. Thanks to a fundraising effort, the study has been completely revamped with a new roof and siding, new interior walls and a restored fireplace, and a new ADA accessible entrance. Now, every visitor to Old Prairie Town can learn about the Congregationalist minister whose book popularized the phrase, “What would Jesus do?” Sheldon’s desk and typewriter, portrait, book collection, umbrella and suitcase are among the artifacts now on display in the study along with a framed copy of the Topeka Daily Capital that Sheldon was invited to edit, “as Jesus would do.” Based on a fictitious series of sermons in which the a minister asked members of his church to ask before making any major decision, “What would Jesus do?”, Sheldon’s book has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

A RIBBON CUTTING

Sept. 26, 1 p.m.

Arts & Crafts are available at Peddler’s Village in the Botanical Garden. For ticket information call 785-251-6993.

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n the three years that Boys & Girls Club of Topeka has been leasing Velma K. Paris Community Center and offering positive programs for youth, the juvenile crime rate in the surrounding Montara community has dropped by 72.7 percent. Since Boys & Girls Club began managing the Juan Poppy Abbott Center the number of teens served climbed from 15 to 181. BGCT has served 61,287 meals. A food pantry run by the teens at the center has served 2,210 individuals in 620 households. These successes reflect the fruits of a partnership between BGCT and Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, says Dawn McWilliams, Boys & Girls Club of Topeka CEO. “It’s a perfect partnership with where these community centers are located, the needs that exist and what we [BGCT] do,” says McWilliams. “We’re a collaboration working to reach kids, where they need us and when they need us with a shared focus on building a stronger community through the provision of an environment that supports, facilitates and strengthens positive youth development. “ “BGCT provides young people with a safe place to go after school and during the summer as well as a positive outlet for their energy,” says McWilliams. “Out of school hours serve as the essential link between school and home, offering the greatest opportunity to influence the future of our kids and our community!”

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serving youth Leasing underused buildings made available by SCP+R, BGCT expanded upon SCP+R’s after school program to serve youth and to leverage opportunities to gain additional funding. The success at Velma K. Paris Community Center prompted the expansion of BGCT sites into four USD 437 elementary schools. BGCT’s focus is to engage and inspire through the exploration of innovative programs designed to empower youth and teens to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. Programs include sports & recreation, education, the arts, health and wellness, career development, character and leadership. Programs provide meaningful experiences today, so kids are ready to chase their dreams tomorrow. McWilliams notes that BGCT seeks to ensure that all kids, especially those who need the club most, have a positive and enriching experience when the school bell rings, putting them on the path to success. “We are an [especially] important partner for working families and for youth in foster care,” McWilliams notes. The partnership with SCP+R, “… has addressed many community needs, from providing the foundation to allow BGCT to extend reach to youth and families in the Montara community to establish a specialized safe and exciting Center focused on meeting the unique needs of teens,” says McWilliams. “We used to offer teen services in one room at our Adams Club,” she says. “The opening of a Teen Center has allowed expansion of programs such as career readiness training, opportunities such as teen clubs that develop leadership skills and experiences like volunteer initiatives, college visits and community engagement.” Most importantly, the center has expanded BGCT’s capacity to serve more teens more often and has allowed teens to exercise their civic engagement and leadership skills and gain job important skills through the establishment of a Food Pantry that teens operate year-round to address food scarcity issues that exist in their community. Parks and recreation facilities and programs are known to increase property values, help attract and keep families and businesses in a community and to reduce juvenile crime. Noting that juvenile crime is

highest between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. when youths are idle, McWilliams emphasizes that the partnership is supporting working parents, ensuring that kids are safe and that they belong to something positive. “Creating quality of life and quality of place encompasses our entire community,” says Tim Laurent, SCP+R director. “Different parts of our community have different needs and our partnerships are an innovative approach to meeting people where they are in life and helping them onto the next level.” The partnership has provided a financial benefit to taxpayers as well since leasing Abbott Center to BGCT has helped eliminate a $65,000 operating loss for the county. SCP+R does provide utilities and maintenance support to make the leases affordable for BGCT. It Takes a Village finds a permanent home at Rice Community Center It Takes a Village has found a permanent home at Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s Rice Community Center. Steven Massey founded the program when he returned from Los Angeles to his native Topeka after taking part in similar programs in L.A. The program aims to empower at-risk youth on Topeka’s east side through creative and performing arts. The program has bounced around to several locations but needed a permanent home. The lightly used Rice Community Center was a perfect fit. It Takes a Village puts on such productions as the Chocolate Nutcracker at Topeka Performing Arts Center. Recognizing that there are sports facilities, but some youth are not into sports, Massey hopes to partner with volunteers to offer photography, singing, painting, drawing music production and more. As for his theater productions, Massey says he never turns away a youth. “If someone can take a chance on me, I can take a chance on them,” he says. “I will never turn a child away.”

“I will never turn a child away.”

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2019 FALL

EVENTS OCT. 5-6

APPLE FESTIVAL Old Prairie Town

SEPT. 14

GREAT TOPEKA DUCK RACE

OCT. 12

ART SHOW “STRUCTURES”

Shawnee North Community Center

OCT. 12

DECEMBER 6, 7 & 13 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Old Prairie Town

DEC. 7

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

Crestview Community Center

SEPT. 21

WELLPOWER FAMILY FUN DAY WITH STORMONT VAIL HEALTH Reynolds Lodge

Crestview Community Center

Shawnee North Nature Trail

OCT. 19 & 26

DEC. 14

Lake Shawnee

OUTDOOR KANSAS FOR KIDS DAY

SEPT. 23

PARKS FOR ALL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

Lake Shawnee Golf Course

SPOOKOMOTIVE

Gage Park mini-train

NOV. 27-DEC. 31

WINTER WONDERLAND

Lake Shawnee Campground

DEC. 13

CANDY CANE HUNT

OLD PRAIRIE TOWN CHRISTMAS Old Prairie Town

DEC. 14

CHILDREN’S SHOPPING SPREE Garfield Shelter

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PROGRAMS REGISTRATION

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 Sporty Sprouts Series

Recreational sports clinics provide a great way to introduce kids to activities that encourage an active healthy lifestyle. Clinic instructors will provide a safe, positive environment for kids to work on new skills. Good sportsmanship and team building are emphasized. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $15 per session

Preschool Flag Football

Preschoolers will build football skills, character, confidence and spirit. This clinic will develop your little athlete physically and socially. Register your child before the clinic is full. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Sept. 9-23 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Sept. 9-23 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Oct. 9-23 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Sept. 11-25 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Preschool Basketball Clinic

Preschool Soccer Clinic

Preschoolers will learn basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and kicking. This clinic is a place for kids to enjoy socializing and meeting new friends. Register your child before the clinic is full. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Oct. 7- 21 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Oct. 9-23 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Preschoolers will learn basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. This indoor clinic is a place for kids to enjoy socializing and meeting new friends. Register your child before the clinic is full. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: Nov. 6-20 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Nov. 7-21 Time: Thur., 6-6:45 p.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Date: Nov. 6-20 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Oct. 7-21 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Rice Community Center 251-6800 Date: Nov. 4-18 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Sept. 9-23 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Date: Oct. 9-23 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Nov. 5-19 Time: Tue., 6-6:45 p.m.

Rice Community Center 251-6800 Date: Oct. 7-21 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Coming in the Winter issue of The Guide:

Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Date: Sept. 11-25 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Oct. 7-21 Time: Mon., 6-6:45 p.m.

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 11-25 Time: Wed., 6-6:45 p.m.

T-Ball, Kickball and Hockey clincs

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Toddler Open Gym

Preschoolers will get a chance to develop large and fine motor skills while socializing with peers. Adults bringing participants can help provide a supportive environment for exploration of new activities. Equipment provided. Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Ongoing Fee: Free Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Time: Tue. & Wed. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Time: Thur. 9-10 a.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Tue. & Thur. 10 a.m.-Noon Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Thur. 9-10:30 a.m.

Preschoolers on the Go

Tumbling

Basic movement and coordination. Increases flexibility and motor skills. Children will develop new skills in a supportive, social environment. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $30 per session Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Aug. 31-Sept. 28, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (No class Dec. 7) Time: Sat., 9:30-10 a.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Nov. 6-Dec. 11 (No class Nov. 27) Time: Wed., 5:30-6 p.m.

Tap and Ballet 1

Develop coordination, rhythm and basic ballet and tap moves that will support large motor skills in an active supportive environment. Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $30 per session

Bring your little ones to participate in an exciting variety of organized large motor skill activities indoors and outdoors. Children will enjoy different activities each class. Participants can meet new friends in a safe supportive environment. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Mon. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 Time: 6-6:45 p.m. Fee: $15 per session

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Nov. 6-Dec. 11, (No class Nov. 27) Time: Wed., 6:15-7 p.m.

Preschool Snack Cafe

Zumba Kids Jr.

Join staff as we teach you and your little one how to make simple healthy snacks that don’t require an oven. Fun, safe and social environment provided. Preregistration is required. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 3-5 yrs, Date: Dec. 4-18 Time: Wed. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $18 per child

Story Time – TSCPL Program

Storytellers visit Crestview, read books, and teach learning activities in a fun social environment. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Time: Thur. 10:30-11 a.m. Fee: Free

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Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Aug. 31-Sept. 28, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (No class Dec. 7) Time: Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.

A fun and energy-packed dance fitness class for kids only. Develop creativity, build confidence and spatial awareness. Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee: $30 per session Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Aug. 31-Sept. 28, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (No class Dec 7) Time: Sat., 11:15 a.m.-Noon Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Nov. 7-Dec. 12 (No class Nov. 28) Time: Thur., 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Fall Fun

The leaves are falling and the temperature’s getting cooler. It’s time for fall fun. Preschoolers will make a fallthemed craft and participate in games, activities and story time. Staff provides a safe, supportive environment for children to enjoy interacting with their peers. Children’s Party House in Gage Park 251-6800

Age: 3-5yrs. Date: Thur., Sept. 12 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $5

Halloween Happenings

Preschoolers get ready for some slightly spooky fun. Participants will make a craft, enjoy games and story time. Staff provides a safe, supportive environment for children to explore activities. Children’s Party House in Gage Park 251-6800 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Thur., Oct. 10 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $5

Turkey Time

It’s turkey time! Children will play games, make a craft and have story time. Staff provides a safe, supportive environment for children to socialize with new friends. Children’s Party House in Gage Park 251-6800 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Thur., Nov. 7 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $5

Snow Days

In winter children enjoy the weather and the holidays. Activities include story time, games and crafts centered around this fun time of year. Staff provides a safe, supportive environment for participants to socialize and explore new experiences. Children’s Party House in Gage Park 251-6800 Age: 3-5 yrs. Date: Thur., Dec. 5 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $5

YOUTH Youth Open Gym

Play is part of a healthy active lifestyle. Work on basic skills or practice new ones in a social atmosphere. Center staff provides a positive supportive environment. Date: Ongoing Fee: Free Age: 18 and under Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Time: Sat. Noon-3 p.m. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Time: Mon.-Fri., 3-5:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Noon-3 p.m. PARKS.SNCO.US 785.251.6800

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Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Mon.-Thur., 3:30-6:30 p.m., Fri., 3-5:30 p.m., Sat., Noon- 3 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Mon.-Fri., 3-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Time: Mon.-Fri., 3-5 p.m.

Girl Scouts @ Hillcrest

Girl Scouts offers a leadership development experience for girls. The inclusive, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things and be themselves. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 17 and younger Date: Ongoing Time: 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month 6-7:15 p.m. Fee: Free

Advanced Tumbling

Participants will work on basic movement and coordination. This increases flexibility and motor skills in a safe, social environment. Age: 6-9 yrs. Fee: $30 per session Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Aug. 31-Sept. 28, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (No class Dec. 7) Time: Sat., 9-9:30 a.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Nov. 7-Dec. 12, (No class Nov. 28) Time: Thur., 7:30-8 p.m.

Art and You

Enjoy hands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques. Fee: Free Age: 6-12 yrs. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 30 Time: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Time: Thur., 3-4:30 p.m. Rice Community Center Date: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Time: 1st Thur. of month, 4-5 p.m.

Dance 2

A safe, fun environment for children to build tap and ballet skills, and be introduced to jazz dance. No prior dance experience is required, though learning is at a faster pace than the 3-5 year old class. Students will learn choreography in addition to building traveling skills and skills in center. Students will learn a short dance routine in one of the three styles, and parents, family and friends will be invited for a presentation for the last 15 minutes of the fifth class. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 6-9 yrs. Date: Nov. 6 -Dec. 11 (No class Nov. 27) Time: Wed., 7:15-8 p.m. Fee: $30 per person per session

Zumba Kids

ZumbaÂŽ Kids is great for kids to stay active while building leadership and team work skills as well as confidence, memory, creativity, balance and spatial awareness. Bring your friends and join the party! Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 7-12 yrs. Date: Nov.7-Dec. 12, (No class Nov. 28) Time: Thur., 6:30-7:15 p.m. Fee: $30 per person per session

Play Station League

If Play Station is your game come compete with friends in a safe and social environment. See how your skills rank on your favorite game or try something new. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 9-12 yrs. Date: Sept. 9-30 Time: Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $7 per person

First Saturdays TCCP Bike Clinics

Get help with your bike from volunteers of the Topeka Community Cycle Project. They will aid you in fixing flats, adjusting brakes, and answering questions about bikes and riding right outside Crestview Community Center. Bring your bike and come as you are. No registration required. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 Time: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Free

Horseshoes with Topeka Horseshoe Association

Come out and enjoy a low impact physical activity in a supportive social environment. All skill levels are welcome and instruction will be available. Horseshoes are provided if you don’t have your own. Participants should arrive on time to be assigned a match. Gage Park Horseshoe Courts Instructional/Practice League Contact: Earl Romine 785-633-0890 Age: 5+ Date: Mon., Sept.-Oct. Time: 6 p.m. Fee: Free

Sanctioned Horseshoes

Open to sanctioned players of all skill levels. Gage Park Horseshoe Courts Contact: Larry 785-456-5001 Age: 5+ Date: Thur., Sept.-Oct. Time: 5:45 p.m. Annual Sanction Fee: $33 for adults $7 for youth. Youth scholarships available.

Cheerleading Class

Participants will learn the basics of cheerleading including chants, cheers and choreography in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Cheerleading helps develop confidence and leadership skills. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 6-12 yrs. Date: Oct. 1-22 Time: Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $15 per person

Junior Golf Clinics

Lake Shawnee Golf Course 251-6840 Learn from PGA certified golf professionals, covering everything from how to properly hit woods, irons, along with chipping and putting. Class will cover rules, etiquette, as well as learning proper practice techniques. Clubs are provided or bring yours from home. Age: 5-16 yrs. Date: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: Sat., 10-11 a.m. Fee: $80 per student

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Youth Volleyball Clinic

RIPCORD

Sept 13-22

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. Show Page: http://www.helenhocker.com/2019/07/05/ripcord/

PROJECT HALLOWEEN

Oct 12-27

Halloween experience suitable for kids age 2-12

PROJECT TERROR

Oct 18-31

Haunted house experience for those 14 and up.

A LAURA INGALLS WILDER CHRISTMAS

Dec 6-15

In their poorest winter ever, when the crops have been devastated by locusts and the family must deal with the death of baby Freddie, Charles Ingalls backtracks his family to Burr Oak, Iowa to take over running a hotel. And, if things weren’t bad enough, Ma tells Laura she must be nice to Johnny Steadman, “the worst boy in Iowa.” When wealthy Mrs. Starr asks for Laura as a companion to read to her in the afternoons, Laura is overjoyed to be invited into such a fine house, but when she overhears Mrs. Starr offer to adopt Laura as her own daughter to ease the burden of so many children, Laura is certain that Ma and Pa will give her up. As Christmas morning approaches, Laura is faced with a decision: Will she choose what she believes is best for the family or will she find a way to stay with Pa, Ma, Mary and Carrie? This original play presents the poignant story of the “missing” two years in the life of the Ingalls family—the only substantial period that Laura chose not to write about in her Little House books. Told with period songs, humor and depth of character, A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas tells a story of healing that celebrates the importance of enduring family bonds.

For more information 251.5990 www.HelenHockerTheater.com

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The clinic will teach kids the fundamentals of volleyball, in addition to skills regarding teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others. Instructors will provide a safe, supportive environment. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 6-14 yrs. Date: Thur., Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12 Time: 6-7 p.m. Fee: $20 per session

Youth Basketball clinic

The clinic will teach kids the fundamentals of basketball, in addition to skills regarding teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others. Instructors will provide a safe, supportive environment. Time: 6 -7 p.m. Fee: $20 per session Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Age: 10-12 yrs. Date: Tues., Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10

Kids Night Out

Kids will participate in a variety of games and activities in the gym. Staff will provide a safe, supportive environment. Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee: $2 per person Time: 6-8 p.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Date: Thur., Oct. 10 Rice Community Center 251-6800 Date: Thur., Oct. 24

American Sign Language

This is a great opportunity to learn American Sign Language in a social and supportive environment. The class will be taught by Kloie Street, a 14-year-old selftaught volunteer. She has been learning ASL for two years and has been teaching students through her school. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 5 + Date: Session 1, Oct. 1-22 Time: Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Introduction of the basics of ALS including ABC’s, numbers, family signs, emotions and animals.

This session will introduce foods, verbs and adjectives. Date: Session 2, Nov. 5-26 (Pre-requisite session 1) Time: Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: Free

Kid Engineers can Dream Big

Join engineers from KDOT and the American Society of Civil Engineers for an afternoon of fun! We’ll show the Dream Big Film and then have an Egg Drop competition. The kids will become engineers and design and build their own contraption to protect an egg dropped from the deck of the community center. Limited space available, pre-registration is required. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 5-14 Date: Oct. 19 Time: Sat., 1-3 p.m. Fee: Free

Art & You with TSCPL

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and papier-mâché. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures. Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: Free Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Time: Thur., 3-4:30 p.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 30 Time: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: Free

It Takes a Village @ Rice Community Center

Steven Massey, founder and director of It Takes a Village, will offer after school performing arts programs in partnership with SCP+R. Programs will include art, music, voice, theater and dance along with tutoring, counseling and nutritional services. Age: 10-20 yrs. Time: Mon.-Fri., 4-9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-Noon & 6 p.m. Sun., 2-7 p.m. as needed Community classes Dance, Art, Theater: $5 Community music: $10 Adult Community dance classes: $7 Line Dancing, KC Two-Step/Partner dancing and Step Aerobics ITAV Registration: $15 new registration fee Dance, Art, Theater: $24 per month Music: $36 per month ITAV Company Dance Classes: $42 per month *Subject to change* www.itav4arts.com itav4arts@gmail.com (785) 969-2100 PARKS.SNCO.US 785.251.6800

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Gingerbread House Creations

Participants can decorate their own house or make it a family project. All supplies included. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 5+ Date: Dec. 7 Time: Sat., 1-3:30 p.m. Fee: $25 per gingerbread house

ActiveStars Karate @ Garfield

Activstars has created one of the most comprehensive martial arts programs for children and teens in an ever-changing world. We teach our students to stay safely aware and avoid bullying while developing mind and body. Every Activstars karate and martial arts instructor has been trained on our safety awareness. 10-week SAFEShield program. For more information check Activestars website or call 888-619-2131 Instructor: Joseph Mowery Fall 2019 Sept. 7-Jan. 18, no classes Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Jan. 4 Registration Fee: $10 Class Fee: $9* *$12 for advanced, $10 for extended.

ASPIRE GYMNASTICS @ GARFIELD Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Gymnastics Schedule

Tiny Tots: $44 per month, 30 min.

classes Age: 18 months-2.5 yrs. Time: Mon., 10:30 a.m. Wed., 6 p.m. This is a “guardian and child” class in which guardian and child will both participate. The focus of the class will be developing cognitive, motor, and social skills, along with strengthening the bond between guardian and child.

Tots: $44 per month, 30 min. classes Age: 2.5-3 yrs. Time: Mon., 10 a.m. Tues., 6 p.m. Wed., 4:30 p.m. This class focuses on developing body awareness, gross motor skills, hand/ eye coordination, and social interaction through fun and interactive gymnastic activities. Children learn healthy separation from parents, independence, increase their social skills and learn to follow directions, by interacting with other children within the structure of the class.

Preschool: $52 per month, 45 min.

classes Age: 4-5 yrs. Time: Tue., 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 4:30 p.m. In this class, children maneuver through obstacle courses and learn basic gymnastics skills on floor, balance beam, bars and trampoline. Children continue to learn independence, increase their social skills and learn to follow directions, by interacting with other children within the structure of the class. Body/spatial awareness, strength, coordination and courage are all developed as they learn to try new things!

Beginner Gymnastics:

$52 per month, 45 min. classes Age: 6-12 yrs. Time: Mon., 6 p.m. Age: 6-8 yrs. Time: Wed., 6:30 p.m. Age: 9-12 yrs. Time: Thurs., 5:15 p.m. Age: 8-11 yrs. This class is for those who have never taken gymnastics classes. Instructors use demonstration, spotting and verbal explanation to teach new skills on each event. They may also use drills and repetition to emphasize important aspects of new skills. Class is often set up in “circuit training” or “obstacles” to keep your child engaged throughout events. This class will also use the trampoline for learning body control.

Intermediate Gymnastics:

$59 per month, 60 min. classes Age: 7-12 yrs. Time: Thurs., 6 p.m. This class is for those who have had some previous training or have advanced past Beginner Gymnastics. Instructors emphasize performing skills with good form and consistency. New skills include backwalkovers and back-handsprings, front handsprings, cartwheels, cross and side handstands on the beam & mill circles, front hip circles and glide swings/kip concepts on bars. Strength and flexibility have a greater focus and importance at this level as most of these skills begin to emerge quickly when the gymnast has increased her strength.

Advanced Gymnastics:

$67 per month, 75 min. classes Age: 7+ Time: Thurs., 7 p.m. Prerequisite: Standing back-handspring, back walkover. Advanced Gymnastics is the highest level in the Recreational Program. This class will focus on run-tumbling and connecting multiple skills together on floor as well as learning rotations/flips. Skills are progressed on the other apparatus as well based on ability.

Beginner Dance Tumbling:

$52 per month, 45 min. classes Age: 6+ Time: Wed., 5 p.m. This class is specifically designed for the dancer who has little to no experience with tumbling but wants to learn basic acro skills. The focus of this class is to develop body control and special awareness while also learning basic tumbling skills such as handstands, cartwheels, back walkovers, etc.

Intermediate Dance Tumbling:

$52 per month, 45 min. classes Age: 6+ Time: Wed., 5:45 p.m. This class is for the dancer who already has basic tumbling down but wants to polish and progress their acro skills. The focus is to continue developing strength and body control while advancing acro skills. Skills taught will include but are not limited to advanced walkovers, valdez, round offs, back-hand springs, aerials, and much more!

Tot/Preschool Open Gym:

$5, 1.5 hr. classes Age: 18 months-5 yrs. Time: Wed., 10-11:30 a.m. Parents/Caregivers come join us for our Preschool Open Gym. This is the perfect place to play while improving coordination, motor development and special awareness.

Open Gym: $5, 1.5 hrs

Age: 6-18 yrs. Time: Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. Open gyms are designed to allow the student to work on various skills without having a structured class schedule. A trained staff will always be available to help with skills as well as monitor for safety. This is set up for the older age group; no child under age 6 will be allowed during this time due to safety.

Birthday Parties:

Saturdays and Sundays Contact us for more information and check availability.

Private Lessons:

Contact us for more information and check availability.

COMPETITIVE TEAM!

Contact us for more information regarding our competitive team!

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ADULT First Saturdays TCCP Bike Clinics

Get help with your bike from volunteers of the Topeka Community Cycle Project. They will aid you in fixing flats, adjusting brakes, and answering questions about bikes and riding right outside Crestview Community Center. Bring your bike and come as you are. No registration required. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 Time: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Free

Airplane Club

Parks For All

FOUNDATION OUR MISSION:

To enhance the park and recreation experience in Shawnee County through charitable contributions of time and money. 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 The Parks For All Foundation offers a memorial bench program to honor your loves 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.

For more information 785.251.6800 visit parksforallfoundation.org 1800 SE 21st Street Topeka, KS 66607

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Enjoy flying or watching indoor remote control planes. A great chance to socialize and learn something new. Planes not provided. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: All ages Date: Ongoing Time: Thur., 10:30 a.m.-Noon Fee: Free

Horseshoes with Topeka Horseshoe Association

Come out and enjoy a low-impact physical activity in a supportive social environment. All skill levels are welcome and instruction will be available. Horseshoes are provided if you don’t have your own. Participants should arrive on time to be assigned a match. Gage Park Horseshoe Courts Instructional/Practice League Contact: Earl Romine 785-633-0890 Age: 5+ Date: Mon., Sept.-Oct. Time: 6 p.m. Fee: Free

Sanctioned Horseshoes

Open to sanctioned players of all skill levels. Gage Park Horseshoe Courts Contact: Larry 785-456-5001 Age: 5+ Date: Thur., Sept.-Oct. Time: 5:45 p.m. Annual Sanction Fee: $33 for adults $7 for youth. Youth scholarships available.

International Observe the Moon Night @ Azura Trails at Skyline Park

Enjoy the view from one of the highest point in Topeka. Brenda Culbertson, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador will provide amazing views of the moon and planets through high power telescopes. This is an educational family activity. Age: Family Friendly Time: Sat. 6:30-9 p.m. Date: Oct. 5 Fee: Free

Kansas Children’s Service League Circle of Parents

Parents needing some advice on parenting can get some insightful information in a supportive and friendly environment. Meet other parents who can share their experience and advice. Time: 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Fee: Free Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: 1st Mon. of the month Sept.-Dec Central Park 251-6965 Date: 2nd Mon. of the month Sept.-Dec. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Date: 3rd Mon. of the month Sept.-Dec

Beekeeper Classes

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: Sept. 18, Oct.16 Time: Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: Free

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Instructor Mary Lou Gudenkauf will teach the basics of oil or acrylics painting using the Old Masters technique in a friendly group setting. Both mediums can be taught in these classes. Anyone at any level will feel comfortable and receive individual attention from the instructor. A supply list can be obtained from the Shawnee North Community Center. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676

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Date: Sept. 4-Sept. 25, Oct. 2-Oct. 23, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, Dec. 4-Dec. 18, Time: Wed., 9:15-11:15 a.m. Date: Sept. 4-Sept. 25, Oct. 2-Oct. 23, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, Dec. 4-Dec. 18, Time: Wed., 1-3 p.m. Date: Sept. 5-Sept. 26, Oct. 3-Oct. 24, Oct. 31-Nov. 21, Dec. 5-Dec. 19, Time: Thur., 1-3 p.m. Fee: $40 per person per session Dec. Fee: $30

American Sign Language

This is a great opportunity to learn American Sign Language in a social and supportive environment. The class will be taught by Kloie Street, a 14-yearold self-taught volunteer. She has been learning ASL for two years and has been teaching students through her school. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 5 + Date: Session 1, Oct. 1-22

Introduction of the basics of ALS including ABC’s, numbers, family signs, emotions and animals.

This session will introduce foods, verbs and adjectives. Date: Session 2, Nov. 5-26 (Pre-requisite session 1) Time: Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: Free

TOPEKA SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES Register for programs on the TSCPL website: tscpl.org

Computerized Genealogy

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use your library’s print and online resources. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms. Bring your laptop or tablet to create a free FamilySearch account. Age: 18+ Fee: Free

KOSSOVER Tennis Center

KOSSOVER TENNIS CENTER – FALL TENNIS PROGRAM Play Tennis Topeka

Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Time: 1st Thur., 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn the game of a lifetime in hours. Our easy to learn format will provide you instant success and fun. Our trained professionals will guide you on a healthy, fun, social adventure. Price includes a tennis racquet to keep. This parks and recreation program will be taught indoors at Genesis Wood Valley. 2909 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614

Crestview Chapter Chat

Fall Session I

Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9 Time: Mon., 5-6:30 p.m.

Chat about what you’re reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. Use your own book or pick one up at Crestview. Sept.: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo, Oct.: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn; Nov.: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance; Dec.: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Jan.: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Questions – chapter@tscpl.org Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 Time: Wed., 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

Age: Date: Age: Age: Age: Age: Age: Fee:

6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-17, Adults – 18+ Sun., Sept. 8-29 (4-week session) 6-8: Noon-1 p.m. 9-10: 1-2 p.m. 11-12: 2-3 p.m. 13-17 3-4 p.m. 18+: 4-5 p.m. $49 per person

Fall Session II

Age: Date: Age: Age: Age: Age: Age: Fee:

6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-17, Adults-18+ Sun., Oct 6-27 (4-week session) 6-8: Noon-1 p.m. 9-10: 1-2 p.m. 11-12: 2-3 p.m. 13-17 3-4 p.m. 18+: 4-5 p.m. $49 per person

Fall Session III

Age: Date: Age: Age: Age: Age: Age: Fee:

6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-17, Adults-18+ Sun., Nov. 3-24 (4-week session) 6-8: Noon-1 p.m. 9-10: 1-2 p.m. 11-12: 2-3 p.m. 13-17 3-4 p.m. 18+: 4-5 p.m. $49 per person

PLAY TENNIS TOPEKA! Call 785.273.0030 or email DGreenstreet@ genesishealthclubsc. om. We will offer adult classes, junior classes along with adult drop-in tennis drills and play. Game on Topeka! Play Tennis!

For more information contact Daryl Greenstreet

785.273.0030 DGreenstreet@genesishealthclubs.com

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More Button Jewelry!

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you may want to bring along buttons from your own collection. Fee: Free Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 4 Time: Wed., 1-2:30 p.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Sept. 26 Time: Thur., 9-10:30 a.m.

Sashiko Embroidery

Learn the basics of sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Originally used to mend clothing, it’s now used decoratively. Create beautiful geometric designs using only a simple running stitch. Materials provided. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Oct. 2 Time: Wed., 1-2:30 p.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Oct. 31 Time: Thur., 9-10:30 a.m.

Wet Felting

Learn to use soap, water, and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided. Crestview Community Center Date: Nov. 6 Time: Wed., 1-2:30 pm Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Nov. 21 Time: Thur., 9-10:30 a.m.

Cookie decorating

Create your own personalized holiday treats. We’ll provide the cookies and decorating supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 30 Time: Last Mon. of month, 1-2:30 p.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Dec. 19 (moved up a week because of Christmas) Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES Computer & Gadget Q&A

Have technology questions? Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for handson help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources. Hillcrest Community Center Date: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 Time: Mon., 10-11 a.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Oct. 21, Dec. 16 Time: Wed., 1-2 p.m.

Hoopla Digital Library

Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, television shows, graphic novels, and more 24/7 with your library card on your computer or devices. Bring your library card to check out digital content. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 30, Nov. 25 Time: Mon., 1-2 p.m.

Crestview Chapter Chat

Chat about what you’re reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. Use your own book or pick one up at Crestview. Sept.: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo; Oct.: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn; Nov.: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance; Dec.: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 Time: Wed., 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

Adopt-a-

PARK/TRAIL

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s Adopt-A-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.

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For more information

contact Kim Atchison 785.251.6849 kimberly.atchison@snco.us

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SENIOR Pitch

FITNESS & WELLNESS Adult Open Gym

Enjoy spending time with your friends playing pitch. This program provides a chance for beginners to learn a new game along with experienced players in a positive environment. Coffee and cards provided. Date: Ongoing Fee: $1 per person

Reach personal fitness goals with a drop in program at one of the SCP+R gyms as part of a healthy active life style in a social environment. Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Fee: $2 per person

Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Tue., 1-4 p.m.

Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Time: Mon., Tue., Thur. & Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. & 2nd Sun. Noon-3 p.m.

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Thur., 1-3 p.m. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Time: Fri., 1-3 p.m. (No cards Nov. 29) Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Time: Wed., 1-3 p.m.

Senior Bridge

Spend time with friends in a positive social setting. Coffee and cards provided. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Ongoing Time: Tue., 12:30-4 p.m. Fee: $1 per person

Beginners Bridge

This is an opportunity to learn a new skill in a positive supportive social atmosphere. Coffee and cards are provided. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon., 1-3 p.m. Fee: $1 per person

Senior Shuffle Board

Stay active while interacting with friends in a positive social setting. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Date: Ongoing Time: Thur., 10 a.m.-Noon Fee: $2 per person

Senior Basketball

Recreational sports are part of a healthy and active life style. This is a great chance to show off your skill set in a positive environment. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon., 6-8 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

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

Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Tue. & Fri. Time: 9-11 a.m. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Mon.-Sat., Noon.-3 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Tue. & Thur., 1-3 p.m. Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Time: Tue. & Thur., 6-8 p.m.

REBOUND PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASSES The Power of Walking

Gain a better understanding of the hazards of living a sedentary lifestyle. Learn about the benefits of walking, proper posture and before-and-after stretches. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Sept. 18 Time: Wed., 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

Therapies for Pain Management

Learn more about how to prevent and treat your painful conditions naturally and without resorting to drugs, injections or surgery as a first option. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Oct. 16 Time: Wed., 1-2 p.m. Fee: Free

VOLUNTEER! 2020 is the 90th anniversary of the famed Reinisch Rose Garden in Gage Park. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is looking for volunteers to help make the garden look its very best. If you are a rose lover, horticulturist, potential docent or just a green thumb, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information contact Kim Atchison

785.251.6812 kimberly.atchison@snco.us

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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 21inch 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. Winter Fee Rate Golf with Cart Weekdays, Nov.-Feb. Lake: $24, Cypress: $24, Forbes, $16 Golf with Cart Weekends, Nov.-Feb. Lake: $27, Cypress: $27, Forbes, $20

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Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do with Mark Brown @ Hillcrest Community Center Martial Arts programs help improve confidence, self esteem, flexibility and overall physical and mental health. For more information contact Mark Brown @ 785-506-5111 Age: 17 and under Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Thur., 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Okinawan Shorin-Ryu

Okinawan Shorin-Ryu is a hard style of karate that emphasizes natural body movement and stances. The program will improve mental and physical coordination, poise, flexibility and strength and is designed for persons of all ages and skill levels.

Beginners

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: 6+ Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. & Thur., 6-7 p.m. Fee: $30 per month

Advanced

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: 6+ Date: Ongoing Time: Tue. & Thur., 6-7:30 p.m. Fee: $42 per month

Karate

Instructed by volunteer Wells Bridges. This karate class is popular with students of all 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 Age: 6+ Time: Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Fee: $15 per month

Tae Kwon Do Beginners & Advanced

Second Degree Black Belt Parker Abbot with Sun Yi’s Academy will teach self defense tactics along with the art of Tae Kwon Do. Improve coordination, agility and overall physical conditioning. Participants may test to advance belt rank. Uniforms are required for testing. Classes are monthly. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: 6+ Date: On going Beginners Time: Tue., 6-7 p.m. Advanced Time: Tue., 7-8 p.m. Fee: $30 per person per month

Wallyball

A fun game that is along the lines of volleyball but it is played on a racquetball court. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: All ages Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. Noon-3 p.m. Fee: $3 per person

Racquetball

This fun game uses a rubber ball; 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. Sat. Noon-3 p.m. Fee: $3 per person

Open Volleyball

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned player, come drop in at Crestview and have a blast working on your skills or just have fun with friends. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Time: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

Prime Time Volleyball

Bump, set, and spike! Showcase your skills on the court in this supportive, social environment while maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Time: Tues. & Thur., 7-9 p.m. Fee: $2 per person

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FITNESS PASS CLASSES

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Mon. & Wed., 1-3 p.m.

Gentle Yoga

Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-Noon Oakland Community Center Time: Tue. & Fri., 9-11 a.m.

Walk n talk

This is a great way to stay active, rain or shine while socializing with friends. Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Tues., Thur., Fri., Noon-2 p.m. Fee: Free

Outdoor Exercise

Instruction on how to use the outdoor fitness equipment at Hillcrest Community Center. This is a great way to try it out with support from SCP+R staff. Once participants are comfortable on the equipment they can develop routines to meet personal fitness goals. Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Age: 18+ Date: Sept. 5-26 Time: Thur., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: Free

Wellness Centers

As part of a healthy active lifestyle come workout in a supportive, social environment. Participants can work toward individual fitness goals. Open year-round during center hours. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Hillcrest Community Center 251-6956 Fee: $50 per year adults $7 a month Fitness Passes can be used for drop-in visits.

Gentle Yoga

Central Park Community Center 251-6965 Time: Tue. , Thu. 9-10 a.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Fri. 10-11 a.m.

Hypno Yoga

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

Easy Does It Yoga

Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon.-Thur. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Weekend Yoga

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

Evening Yoga

Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: 6-7 p.m.

Zumba

Oakland Community Center 251-6953 Date: Ongoing Time: Mon. 6-7 p.m.

Yoga

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Full Body Fitness

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Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s nearly 60 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 30 miles of paved trails and nearly 28 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 29th and McClure and continuing east to SE 2nd. The trail will eventually stretch across Topeka. Lake Shawnee Trail – 7-mile paved concrete pedestrian/bicycle trail encircling the lake. Dornwood Nature Trail – 9.9 miles of natural surface, woodland hiking trail 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 single-track loop trails comprising 4.47 miles of natural surface trails through wooded and prairie areas offering the most panoramic views of Shawnee County from the famed Burnett’s Mound. 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. Gage Park Fitness Loop Trail – 2-mile paved trail encircling Gage Park.

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.

SPORTS Sports Office: 251-6970

YOUTH SPORTS

Registration can be done by individual OR by team – NEW in 2020. Requests granted whenever possible. Volunteer coaches needed for all leagues.

Youth Fall Baseball League–NEW in 2019

League shirt provided. Games played at Bettis Family Sports Complex. Leagues offered: 6U T-Ball, 8U/10U/12U Machine Pitch. Registration deadline Aug. 7 Age: 4-12 Date: Sept. 10-Oct. 3 (Tue., Thur.) Fee: $50 per player / $475 per team

Youth Flag Football League

League play will be 7 vs. 7. League shirt, mouth guard and flags provided. Games played at Felker Park. Registration deadline: Aug. 7 Age: 4-11 Date: Sept. 8-Oct. 6 (Sun.) Fee: $40 per player

Youth Fall Volleyball League

Orville Rice Nature Trail – 1-mile mowed grass single track trail following Shunga Creek from SW Gage to the Shunga Trail near McDonald Field.

League shirt provided. Game locations TBD. Registration deadline Aug. 28 Age: 6-14 Date: Oct. 5-Nov. 2 (Sat.) Fee: $40 per player

Oakland-Billard/Santa Fe Park Trails – 1.6 miles of paved trail.

Youth Indoor Futsal League–NEW in 2019

Freedom Valley – .75-mile concrete path. Clarion Woods Trail – 1.54 miles of single-track trail through a red cedar forest. Brookfield Park – .3-mile paved trail.

This is a NEW league with rules being developed. League shirt provided. Registration deadline Oct. 9 Games played at Garfield Community Center. Age: 4-14 Date: Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (Sat.) Fee: $40 per player

Youth Basketball League–NEW in 2020 GIRLS and BOYS divisions

League shirt provided. Registration deadline Dec. 4 Game locations TBD. Age: 4-14 Date: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 (Sat.) Fee: $40 per player / $375 per team

Youth Tennis League– NEW Spring 2020

Registration deadline and guidelines TBD.

ADULT SPORTS

All adult leagues vary in levels of competitiveness. The lower the number, the more competitive the league will be. Example: League 1 is our most competitive option in any sport, while League 3 would be more recreational.

Adult Soccer League– Fall

Fall session will play 7 vs. 7 with six total games. Players may register as a team or as an individual. Registration deadline Aug. 7 Bettis Family Sports Complex Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 3-Oct. 10 (Tue. & Thurs.) Fee: $240 per team or $25 per individual to join free agent pool/ expansion team

Adult Softball League– Session 3

Men’s and CoRec leagues available. Players must register as team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline Aug. 7 Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 3-27 Fee: $130 per team – single game $260 per team – doubleheader

Betty Phillips Park – .44-mile paved trail.

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Adult Basketball League–Session 3

Leagues play a seven-game season. Players must register as team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline Aug. 7 Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 5-Oct. 19 (Wed. or Thur.) Fee: $260 per team

Adult Flag Football League– Fall

League plays 5 vs. 5 with a five-game regular season, plus a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. Players may register as team or as individual. Rosters submitted prior to first game. Registration deadline Aug. 14 Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 2-Nov. 4 (Mon.) Fee: $300 per team or $30 per individual to join free agent pool/expansion team.

Adult Tennis League– NEW Spring 2020

Registration deadline and guidelines TBD.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Outdoor Kansas for Kids Day

Activities will take place along the Shawnee North nature trail. Participants can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as archery, animal print casting, visiting the campsite for smores and nature painting. Age: Family Friendly Time: Sat., 10 a.m.-Noon Date: Sept. 21 Fee: Free

Adult Volleyball League–Session 4

Women’s, Men’s 50+ and CoRec volleyball leagues are offered, playing a six-week season with 12 matches. Players must register as a team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline Oct. 9 Age: 16+ Date: Nov. 4-Dec. 13 Fee: $150 per team

Adult Basketball League–Session 4

Leagues play six week season (condensed for holidays). Players must register as team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline Oct. 9 Age: 16+ Date: Nov. 6-Dec. 19 (Wed. or Thur.) Fee: $240 per team

Adult Basketball League–Session 1

Team or as individual—Free agent option NEW in 2020. Leagues play a seven-game season. Players may register as team or as individual. Rosters submitted prior to first game. Registration deadline Dec. 11 Age: 16+ Date: Jan. 8-Feb. 27 (Wed. or Thur.) Fee: $280 per team or $30 per individual to join free agent pool/expansion team.

Adult Volleyball League–Session 1

Women’s, Men’s 50+ and CoRec volleyball leagues are offered, playing a six-week season with 12 matches. Players must register as a team and submit roster prior to first game. Registration deadline Jan. 15 Age: 16+ Date: Feb. 17-March 27 Fee: $150 per team

Art Show “Structures”

The Shawnee North art students present original paintings in an exhibit called “Structures.” The public is invited to enjoy works by local artists. Shawnee North Community Center 286-0676 Age: Family Friendly Time: Sat., 2-4 p.m. Date: Oct. 12

Wellpower Family Fun Day with Stormont Vail

Stormont Vail and SCP+R team up for an afternoon of family fun. Lots of hands on activities and information on living a healthy lifestyle. Reynolds Lodge Age: Family Friendly Date: Oct. 12 Time: Sat., 1-3 p.m. Fee: Free

Candy Cane Hunt

There is a rumor going around that Santa is hiding dozens of candy canes around Crestview Community Center. Grab your flashlight and join us as we search for hidden candy canes. Santa will be there to hear your wish list requests along with hot chocolate, cookie decorating and other activities provided. Pre-registration is required. Age: All ages Date: Dec 13 Time: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m. Fee: $3 per person

Holiday Craft Show

Shop for homemade goods from 50 vendors for the perfect gift. Items include, but are not limited to; jewelry, quilts, small crafts, candles, baked goods, and many more! Date: Dec. 7 Time: Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: Free

Old Prairie Town Christmas

Be on the lookout for updates on this event in the fall. Partners include Azura Credit Union, Topeka Community Cycle Project, Topeka Metro Bikes, Heartland BMX, and more.

Start a new holiday tradition for your family. Old Prairie Town will be filled with lights and activities around every corner. Visit the Lingo Livery Stable to make magic reindeer feed, help an elf on the railroad hand car, write a letter to Santa at the depot, take pictures with Father Christmas in the Mansion, enjoy fresh baked cookies in the Ward Cabin and hear a story read by a local celebrity in the school house and seasonal music in the church. Families can enjoy shopping for nostalgic gifts or treats in the Mulvane General Store and Potwin Drug Store. Age: Family Friendly Date: Dec. 14 Time: Sat., 6-8 p.m. Fee: Children $5 Adults $2

4th Annual Spookomotive @ Gage Park Mini Train

Children’s Shopping Spree at Garfield Shelter House

Tails on the Trail

Participants enjoy a dog friendly 5K run/ walk in the Shawnee North Community Park. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands Humane Society. More information and registration available on Helping Hands Humane Society website. Shawnee North Community Park Date: Nov. 2

Fall Bike Event @ Skyline Park

This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family. Enjoy a slightly spooky ride. You never know who you might see along the way. Age: Family Friendly Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dates: Oct. 19, 26 Fee: $1.50

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Rec+Roll Van

West Lawn

MEMORIAL GARDENS Nestled in a peaceful setting on Auburn Road north of I-70, West Lawn Memorial Gardens offers a beautiful location for family members to rest in eternity. Special features include a Veterans Field of Honor and an Avenue of Flags. West Lawn Memorial Gardens offers five gardens from which to choose and more than 12,000 burial plots. Choose between Christus, Veterans Field of Honor, Prayer I, Prayer II and Old Rugged Cross. Our staff at Shawnee County Parks + Recreation know that discussing memorial options can often be difficult. We’ll do our best to ensure your comfort when you decide to lay your loved ones to rest in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. Prices starting at: Garden of Christus - $1135 Veterans Field of Honor - $1025 Prayer I and II - $920 Old Rugged Cross - $810 Office hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cemetery hours: Dawn to Dusk Website: parks.snco.us

For more information contact Josh Michael

785-251-6808. josh.michael@snco.us

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We’re taking fun to the parks, events, and even your work. Meet you there! Mobile recreation programs make it even easier to bring fun and play to where people are —and not just for kids! We deliver healthy activities all over town. The Rec+Roll van is outfitted with balls, hula hoops, games, art and fitness supplies music and a PA system with microphones. Look for the Rec+Roll van in your neighborhood. A calendar of scheduled appearances is available at parks.snco.us. SCP+R can also bring the van to your work for adult recess, staff team building for retreats, or fitness programs. This is a great way to add an exciting fitness component to your next work event. Play is for all ages. Have the Rec+Roll van show up for birthday parties or family events. Fee: $75 an hour with a two-hour minimum. Staff and equipment included.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

In an effort to expand programs offered to the adaptive community Shawnee County Parks + Recreation will help day service providers set up a variety of exciting programs that promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Individuals can join planned group activities. Some of the programs available are bocce ball, pickleball, volleyball, wallyball, and open gym. Other program ideas can be discussed by calling 251-6952.

Dancehouse

Spend an evening with your friends. Listen to music from Solid Rock Sound Machine. Big Gage Shelter House 251-6800 Age: 16+ Date: Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Time: Thur., 6-8 p.m. Fee: $5 per person

Mid Day Dance Party

Come spend some time with your friends in a local park, while listening to music from the Shawnee County Parks + Recreation Rec + Roll Van. Age: 18 + Date: Sept. 24 (Crestview Shelter), Oct. 22 (Felker Park) Time: 1-3 p.m. Fee: Free

Adaptive Open gym

A good time to hang out with friends and get in some physical activity to stay fit. Age: 18+ Date: Ongoing Fee: $2 per person Garfield Community Center 251-6950 Time: Wed., 12:30-2:30 p.m. Crestview Community Center 251-6960 Time: Fri., 1-3 p.m.

Fishing 101

Whether you’re a novice or a beginner, this is a chance to enjoy time at the pond fishing with friends. Don’t have a fishing pole, no problem we have you covered. This fun program will be offered at different times and dates to accommodate everyone. Pre-registration required. Hanger Family Fishing Pond Age: 14 and up Dates: Sept. 3, 10, 10-11:30 a.m., Sept. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $3 per person per session

COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM AND GYM RENTALS Room Rentals

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

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Facility

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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

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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. (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. (Sat.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-10:00 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.

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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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Old Prairie

TOWN

At Ward-Meade Historic Site

Hours Grounds: 8 a.m.-dusk Office: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tours Group tours for 15 or more by reservation only, call 785-251-6993

Mulvane General Store: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun.

Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m., Noon, & 2 p.m. Sat.: Noon & 2 p.m. Sun.: 2 p.m.

Potwin Drug Store: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun.

Tour Fees Adults: $5 Seniors (55+): $4 Children 6-12: $3 5 and under: Free

Closed on Mondays after Labor Day

SCHOOLHOUSE SESSION

Are you looking for a unique experience for your class or youth group? Then come and spend an hour in our authentic one-room schoolhouse learning about our Kansas country school legacy, ciphering on slates, participating in a spelling bee and playing old-time games.

MEALS FOR GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS The following meal programs include two hours room rental.

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 Oct. 15 through March 15 with reservations for groups of 12-18.

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 1891 Victor Schoolhouse, Lingo Livery Stable with Landau Carriage and Baughman Ice Cream Wagon; Lingo Tack Shop; Pauline Depot and Caboose, turnof-the-century barber shop. 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, and shop for vintage-era candy. The drug store building also includes the Durst Physician’s Office and Fyler Dentist Office. Call 785-251-6997.

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1880 Everest Church The church may be rented for church services and weddings. Call 785-251-6993. The Ward-Meade Botanical Garden was established in 1963. There are approximately 500 varieties of trees and shrubs in the 2.5acre garden in addition to the annual flowers planted each year. The garden includes many plants requiring shade as well as many unusual specimen plants. The area has three water gardens including Anna’s Asian Reading Garden, which consists of three pools, a stream, bridge, gazebo and waterfall. Weddings may be held in this location. 785-251-6993

Menu 1 $20 per person Hearth-cooked ham or smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, fruit, Dutch oven baked biscuits, hearthbaked molasses cookies, old-fashioned ice cream, cider and coffee. New additional meal choices are now available. Menu 2 $15 per person Beef Stew or Chicken and Noodles, hearth baked cornbread, fruit, molasses cookies, old-fashion ice cream, tea and water. Victorian Dinner $27 per person Enjoy this delightful Victorian meal served buffetstyle 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 or brandicot chicken served with salad, vegetable, potatoes, freshly baked bread and old-fashioned ice cream. Picnic Basket Dinner $15 per person The mouth-watering hot chicken pocket sandwich featuring Old Prairie Town’s own special recipe makes the picnic basket a year-round favorite. Also included in the basket are: fruit, cole slaw or potato salad, cookie, ice cream and a drink.

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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 I Anna’s Place and Reception $355 A luscious, scenic spot for weddings, this three-hour rental package includes bride’s dressing facilities, use of the Preston Hale Room and a full kitchen. Decorating and cleanup are included in the rental time. No seating provided for wedding ceremonies. Package II Courtyard (wedding only) $355 Our spacious courtyard with gorgeous greenery and flowers is a beautiful location for outdoor weddings. The three-hour rental period includes bride’s dressing facilities and a one-hour rehearsal the night before. Decorating and cleanup are included in the rental time and the Preston Hale Room is used as backup in case of inclement weather. Package III Courtyard and Reception $580 With beautiful outdoor and indoor spaces, this venue is both convenient and stunning for both the wedding and reception. This five-hour rental package includes bride’s dressing facilities, a one-hour rehearsal the night before, use of the Preston Hale Room and a full-kitchen. Decorating and cleanup are included in the rental time. Package IV Everest Church (Wedding Only) $495 With beautiful wood seating and stain-glass windows, the Everest Church is a perfect spot for an indoor wedding. The three-hour rental period includes comfortable bride’s dressing facilities and a one-hour rehearsal the night before. Decorating and cleanup are included in the rental time. Package V Everest Church and Reception $770 This five-hour rental package includes comfortable bride’s dressing facilities, a one-hour rehearsal the night before, use of the Preston Hale Room and a full-kitchen. Decorating and cleanup are included in the rental time. Package VI 1 Hour Courtyard Wedding (Only) $100 One-hour Courtyard Wedding (no bride’s dressing facilities provided). Seating for 100 provided. Package VII Everest Church Wedding $125 One-hour Everest Church Wedding (no bride’s dressing facilities provided). Max seating 65.

Package VIII Everest Church Wedding and Potwin Drug Store Reception $250 Everest Church Wedding and Potwin Drug Store Reception (no bride’s dressing facilities provided). Max seating in the Potwin Drug Store is 24. Max seating for the Everest Church is 65. Preston Hale Room An elegant and spacious room on the north side of the mansion, the Preston Hale Room is a great space for receptions, meetings, and parties. Seating and tables can be arranged in whatever way works best for your event. Full kitchen facilities are available. The room can comfortably fit 72.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT OLD PRAIRIE TOWN

Celebrate your child’s birthday in an oldfashioned way he or she will never forget. Choose from a variety of party packages that can be catered to your child’s interest. 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. Old-Fashioned Birthday Party (Ages 6-12 yrs.) Price: $10 per participant This party is 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. Children’s Victorian Tea Party (Ages 6-12 yrs.) Price: $10 per participant Your child and guests can 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 the in the Victorian era when tea was considered a social event. Minimum 10; maximum 15. Two hours.

Old Prairie Town

EVENTS

Holiday Happenings: December 6, 7 & 13, 2019 Join the festive crowd and experience the charm of the beautifully decorated Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site Mansion. Step into the historic Mansion and experience an enchanting evening you’ll long remember. Our candlelight dinner is the main course of a magical Victorian evening! An elegant buffet will be served from the dining room of the Mansion. Live music will entertain you throughout the evening. Tour the Mansion, and then enjoy hot cider and cookies by the fire in the cabin and hot fudge sundaes in the Potwin Drug Store. Look for future announcements of new events to be held on these special nights. They are sure to become a part of your holiday traditions. Reservations limited to 72 per evening, and they fill up fast. Reservations accepted beginning Aug. 1. Please call 785-251-6993 for your reservation. Dates: Time: Fee:

Dec. 6, 7, & 13 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.) $35 per person (includes Victorian dinner, dessert, tour and entertainment)

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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 Gage Park Mini-Train and Carousel Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last ride 4:45 p.m.) Open Sat. and Sun. through May 26, weekdays beginning May 27. Admission: $1.50 Mon.-Thur. $2 Fri.-Sun.

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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.

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 120 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 noncampers. 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. 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.

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 WardMartin 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.

The Kansas Children’s

DISCOVERY CENTER 4400 SW 10th Ave in Gage Park 785-783-8300 www.kansasdiscovery.org

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum where children can explore, create, discover and learn through play. Children with their caregivers can play in 15,000 square feet of indoor education exhibits, including science, careers, building and art, plus a special place for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom to inspire a lifelong love of learning for every child. KENYA’S KIDS Discover what life is like in Kenya today through immersive environments such as a home, school, wildlife reserve and more. Date: Sept. 13 to Jan. 4 Fee: Regular admission GRANDPARENT’S DAY Half off admission for all grandparents. Date: Sept. 8 Fee: Regular admission Time: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. SEEDS OF CHANGE: WANGARI’S GIFT TO THE WORLD Children’s book author Jen Cullerton Johnson shares her story about Wangari Maathai, the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Date: Sept. 21 Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fee: Regular admission NOON YEAR’S EVE Ring in 2020 with a noon balloon drop, breakfast and serious fun! It’s all the fun of New Year’s Eve, specially designed for young children. Date: Dec. 31 Fee: $17 ($15 for KCDC members) Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHTS Free admission nights sponsored by local businesses. Date: Third Thursday of each month Fee: Free Time: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

PUZZLE PIECES Free admission and special resources for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. Date: Second Sunday of each month Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Free to families with a child who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder TODDLER TUESDAYS Interactive movement and dance to help young children develop motor skills. Presented by the Kansas Ballet Academy. Date: Every Tuesday Time: 10:30 a.m. Fee: Regular admission WEE WEDNESDAYS Interactive, sensory play to encourage exploring, creating and investigating. Date: Every Wednesday Time: 10:30 a.m. Fee: Regular admission SCHOOL YEAR HOURS (LABOR DAY TO MEMORIAL DAY) Mon. Closed Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. SUMMER HOURS (MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY) Mon. Closed Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. SPECIAL HOURS Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day

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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: Adults: $7.75 Seniors 75+: $6.75 Ages 3-12: $6.25 Children 2 and under: Free

Group rates are available with advanced notice. Contact the zoo at 785-3689180 for more information.

PRE-SCHOOL ZOOTIME

Visit the zoo for a story, educational activity and a live animal encounter. Dates: First Fri. each month, March-Nov. Ages: 2-5 Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Fees: $2 per child plus zoo admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

DISCOVER HOME SCHOOL

For home schoolers and other interested school age children with an adult. An up close and personal encounter with science concepts, vocabulary, and interactions with zoo animals. Dates: Third Wed. each month, Sept.-May Ages: Preschool aged children Time: 1-3 p.m. Fees: $2.50 per child of pre-school or school age along with zoo entrance fees for all.

WINTER BREAK CAMP

A cool event for your kids while out of school for the holidays. Sign them up for one day, all days, or any combination of days. Date: Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30 and 31, 2019, Jan. 2 and 3, 2020 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day Ages: 6-12 Fees: $55 each day for FOTZ members $65 for non-members Reservations open Oct. 22. Call 785-368-9137, or visit the Topeka Zoo’s website.

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STORY TIME AT BARNES & NOBLE

Bring your child to join the Topeka Zoo at Barnes & Noble. Zoo staff will read an animal related story and provide a fun animal themed craft your child can make and take home. Dates: Second Wed. each month Time: 10 a.m. Fees: Free

ZOO 2 YOU AT THE TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY LIBRARY

Join us as the zoo takes live animals to the library. Each month is a different wildlife theme with an all new animal collection. Dates: First Thur. each month Time: 4-5 p.m. Fee: Free

PHOTO WITH SANTA CLAWS AND A LIVE ANIMAL

Come celebrate the holiday season by visiting Santa and having your photo taken with Santa and a live animal in Santa’s sleigh! Excellent opportunity for your family holiday greeting card. Dates: Dec. 7-8 Fees: Call 785-368-9137

FREE EVENING CONSERVATION PRESENTATIONS Join us for our FREE evening presentations on a wide variety of topics involving animals here at home, across the nation, or around the globe. This series features national and international speakers recognized in their field. Asian Elephant Support Sept. 13 and Penguin Conservation including a live penguin in Nov. Dates: Sept. 12, Nov. 14 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fees: Free

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SERENGETI NIGHTS

Journey through the zoo indulging in delicious cocktails and tastings, with amazing animal encounters, live music and more. Date: Sept. 7 Age: 21 and older Time: VIP entry 4:45 p.m., General Admission 6-10 p.m. Fees: Call 785-368-9133

EVENING MONARCH BUTTERFLY PRESENTATIONS

Join the Topeka Zoo at the Kansas Museum of History as we hear a presentation on the Monarch Butterflies that are migrating across Topeka to their wintering grounds in Mexico. After the presentation we’ll catch Monarchs, tag them, and release them to finish their journey. Dates: Sept. 16, 18, 24, 26 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: Free

ZOO’S BOO & BREWS

An adult only fundraising event with a Halloween theme, mixed drinks and beer tastings around the zoo, costume contest, music and scare zones! The zoo closes at 1 p.m. on this day. Date: Oct. 11 Age: 21 and older Time: 7-10 p.m. Fee: Call 785-368-9133

PUMPKIN BASH

NEW in 2018. Bring out the whole family to watch animals smash pumpkins, and many more activities. Date: Oct. 25 Age: Family event Time: 6-9 p.m. Fee: Call 785-368-9133

BOO AT THE ZOO

Fun, safe trick-or-treating. A family favorite every year running. Dates: Oct. 19 and 26 Time: 9 a.m. -3 pm each day Fee: Regular zoo admission

SHAWNEE COUNTY PARKS + RECREATION FACILITIES 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 785.251.6870 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 785.251.6956 Lake Shawnee Golf Course 4141 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 66609 785.251.6840 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 Parks Division 1800 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66607 785.251.6800 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 Bill Riphahn Kevin Cook Bob Archer

1st District 2nd District 3rd District

DIRECTORY

785.251.2600 − PARKS.SNCO.US

Tim Laurent Deputy/Interim Director of Parks + Recreation Randy Luebbe Park Services Director Jeremy Myers Park Operations Director John Boyd Planning & Development Director Susan Fowler-Hentzler Recreation Superintendent Shawn Osborne Outdoor Adventures Superintendent Olivia Mayer Professional Development Superintendent Linda Kelly Administrative Supervisor Kerry Golden Director of Golf Mike Cope Park Police Chief

ADVISORY BOARD

Lindsey Spooner Teresa Miller Joe Ledbetter James Martin Eric Cortez Vacant Ty Hysten Kathleen Cummings Terri Roberts Nick McKenzie Derik Flerlage Vacant Dick Ketterman Ping Enriquez T.J. Brown

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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PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID AMERICAN PRE-SORT INC

3137 SE 29th St. • Topeka, KS 66605

Parks For All Foundation

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 Lake Shawnee Golf Course 4141 SE East Edge Road, Topeka, KS 66609 Lunch and Registration: Shotgun start: Team:

11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. $300

Register online at www.lakeshawneegolf.com Registration Deadline: Sept. 17, 2019 Contact: Olivia Mayer 785.251.6825 or olivia.mayer@snco.us

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