Third graders get moving at Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Janelle Martin

Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the University of Kansas campus was bursting with energy last Friday morning as 620 third-graders from Northeast Kansas filled it as part of ***Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day*** in Douglas County. An especially impressive feat this year was the fact that students from three Lawrence ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this Friday, September 28th from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

2012 Winter/Spring Activities Enrollment underway


Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has released its 2012 Winter/Spring Activities Guide. Programs in Aquatics, Nature, Golf, Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Special Events, Special Populations, Home and Hobby, Recreation Instruction, which includes: fitness, dance, gymnastics, tumbling, kids-dance, kids-language, kids-music, Martial Arts, Special Interests- Business & Computers, Adult Language, Adult Music, ...

Look what did!

Jane Stevens

These great videos, produced by [SKAR Advertising][1] in Omaha for [][2] and the [54321Go!][3] project. For elementary school kids: For teens: [1]: [2]: [3]:

Two city rec center gyms to close for maintenance for three days

Caroline Trowbridge

These two gyms will be closed -- but the Community Building at 11th and Vermont streets still will be open to the public. Gymnasiums at two recreation centers will close for three days next week for maintenance. The gyms at the East Lawrence Recreation Center and the Holcom Park Recreation ...

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month

Roger Steinbrock

(Lawrence, Kan.) – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department encourages the community to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month throughout the month of July. Parks and Recreation is an integral part of the City of Lawrence and benefits the community in many ways. Parks and Recreation programs help to build a healthy, ...


The following [links][1] will provide .pdf files of permits and forms used by the department. [1]:

Activity Guide

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department staff invites you to take part in the department's quality of life [programming][1]. [1]:

Facility Rentals

The following facilities have [rental space][1]: Community Building, East Lawrence Recreation Center, Holcom Park Recreation Center, Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, South Park Recreation Center. The use of folding tables and chairs is included in the rental fee for all public facilities, excluding gymnasiums, the Community Building's ...

Kansas Recreation Finder: Find a Park, Find a Trail

Search a [database][1] of over 450 trails, 3,500 parks and 12,500 recreation amenities across the state for places to participate in your favorite outdoor recreation activities. You can search for parks and facilities by name, location, park type or facilities. Includes maps! [1]:

Trail Map

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department oversees a park system which includes 53 [parks][1]. [1]:

Park Landscaping Volunteer

If you or your club would like to assist us in keeping the Lawrence Park System in great condition, please complete the [volunteer form][1]. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department oversees a park system which includes 53 parks. [1]:

Sports Values - Our Promise To Kids

As a member of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation, as well as member agencies across the state support KRPA’s [Our Promise to Kids][1], which has been developed as a special project of the KRPA, the Kansas Youth Sports Task Force and the National Alliance ...

Adult Sports - Need a Player/Need a Team

New in town? Need a player to complete a roster? Want to build your own team with people interested in playing a sport at the same level of interest as you? With Need a Player/Need a Team you'll get your [roster][1] completed. [1]:

Eagle Bend Tee Times

Opens at 7 a.m. weekdays (Monday-Thursday) and 6 a.m. on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays) during daylight savings. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Non-daylight savings time, Eagle Bend is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. To book ...

Online Registration/Practice Field Registration

[Enroll][1] when you want, 24/7! LPRD offers more than 450 activities every season. Stretch Your Limits today! [1]:

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