If you're looking for outdoor adventures, Topeka is the place to be. Enjoy fresh air and sunshine while paddle boating at Lake Shawnee, or spend some time exploring Topeka's many parks and recreation facilities where you can do it all - from golfing, swimming and playing sand volleyball to strolling along the scenic trails.
Lake Shawnee Recreational Area
Lake Shawnee offers fishing, boating, sailing and swimming. The park surrounding the lake includes foot trails, fish hatcheries, a golf course, marina, tennis courts, shelter houses, horseback trails, ball diamonds and gardens. Call for a complete schedule and applicable admission fees.
Kaw River State Park Trails
Kansas' newest and only urban state park features trails perfectly suited for walking, hiking, running and off-road biking.
Take a scenic mini-train ride through this expansive park, ride the carousel built in 1908, explore the Topeka Zoo and see more than 400 varieties of roses at Reinisch Rose Garden. Cool off at the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center.
Heartland Park Topeka
Home to dragstrip, road course and dirt track racing on one of the world's fastest tracks. Heartland Park hosts numerous events, including national NHRA and AMA events, in a season running from March through October. Check the race schedule at www.HPT.com
Topeka Golden Giants Baseball
What would summer be without baseball? In a nod to Topeka's historic past, this team shares the name of the original team from 1887.
Shawnee North Aquatic Center
Topeka's newest aquatic center features a lazy river, a kiddy pool and numerous slides for family fun in the summer sun.
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