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Activities

The happy-go-lucky Garden City celebrates a world of different cultures with colorful activities, music, dance, and ethnic foods.

Parks

The Parks Division is responsible for maintaining and managing over 300 acres, including the city parks system, a 3-1/2 mile walking path, and grounds surrounding city office buildings and other public facilities. Alan Geier serves as the Public Grounds Superintendent, overseeing eleven full-time employees and six seasonal employees. The Parks Division is responsible for designing irrigation systems and landscaping areas for new projects as well as erecting new playground equipment in an effort to continually improve the parks system for all citizens of Garden City to enjoy.

Amenities

Garden City currently has 11 parks, which include 12 picnic shelters, 11 playground areas, four basketball courts, a Funshower Water Station, and four restroom facilities. Residents may also take advantage of the city's 3-1/2 mile walking / bike path extending from Hager Addition to the Tangeman Sports Complex. The city is very proud of Stevens Park, a three acre park located in downtown Garden City on Main Street. It is home to a large bandshell with generous seating, and is host to many of our annual events including the Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Beef Empire Days, and Art-in-the-Park.

The Garden City Parks Division is dedicated to providing the best park system possible by adding beauty and enrichment to the lives of all our citizens. In our endeavors, our goal is to help keep the "Garden" in Garden City.

Park Rules
Park hours are 6:00am to 11:00pm
  • You must pick up and properly dispose of any litter in your area.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Do not dispose of hot coals in any trash receptacle.
  • Vehicles will not be permitted to travel or park on non-designated areas.
  • PA systems and/or sound equipment will not be allowed in Finnup Park.
  • All other City Ordinances must be observed.
  • Moonwalks or any inflatable games are not allowed on public grounds.

The City of Garden City reserves the right to give priority to annual public events that have an established history of use of our parks. Failure to follow any and all Parks Department rules, including City Ordinances, may result in denial of reservation privileges in the future.

List of Parks in Garden City KS

Ayala Park

Deane Wiley Park

Finnup Park

Harold Long Park

Stevens Park

Talley Trail Wildcat Park

Big Pool

Visit the Big Pool!
Garden City Municipal "BIG POOL"

Address: 504 Maple
Garden City, KS 67846
(620)276-1255
Established around 1920.

Pool Hours
Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Friday - Sunday & Holidays: 1:00 - 7:00 P.M.
The pool will be cleared 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Cisco's Landing-Lake Tours and Boat Rentals

  • 1065 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City
  • 435-946-2717

Let Bryce take your group on a personalized boat tour. Bryce, owner of CISCO'S LANDING has 35 years+ as a biologist on Bear Lake and is a Coast Guard Captain. Learn about the lake's history, the area's first inhabitants, settlers, endemic species of fish, and the Bear Lake Monster. Call Bryce Directly to Book Now: 435-994-1649.

We have more experience in the watercraft rental than anyone else around the lake. We are entering our 11th year as a Concessionaire in the Bear Lake State Park Marina. Our business is on floats, attached to pilings in the Marina. We pride ourselves in awesome customer service. Our employees, the "Cisco Kids" are unsurpassed. The fuel dock sells only mid grade fuel with less than 5% ethanol. It is full service with some of the best looking kids on the Lake. Our most popular attraction is free. Feeding the Cisco carp. If the is anything we can do for you, just contact us.

Biking Trails

You'll find all the key specs here including length, difficulty, time, potential fees and trail details.

Bluemont Hill Trail

Boeing Hills

Dornwood Park

ESU Trails

Ford County Lake

Kansas River Trails

Lake Clinton Bike Trail

Lawrence River Trails

Linear Park Trails

Fishing

Adventures In The Wild
  • Wichita
  • 316-722-1010
Cat Daddy's Catfishin' Adventures
  • 1308 N W Logan, Topeka
  • 785-357-0934
Don's Guide Service, L.L.C.
  • 308 North Hobart St., Glen Elder
  • 785-545-3551
Fisher's Guide Service
  • 602 Pine, PO Box 184, Cawker City
  • 785-781-4426
Madd Jack Striper Guide
  • Wilson
  • 785-658-3811
Madd Jack Stripper Guide
  • 134 East Shoreline Road, Sylvan Grove
  • 785-658-3811
North American Sportsman's Association
  • 6700 North Hydraulic, Wichita
  • 316-838-8001
Old School Guide Service
  • 17100 Fairview Road, McLouth
  • 785-863-3465
Pike Island Lodge and Outposts
  • Box 1832 , Junction City


Horseback riding

Crooked Creek Hunting Ranch
  • 25048 - 15 Road, Meade
  • 620-873-5200
Rock Branch Hunting Lodge
  • Rt 2 Box 64, Norton
  • 785-877-3785
Spearpoint Ranch
  • 1890 North 215th Road, Barnard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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