Tag Archives: Parks

Gage Park’s Animaland

Location: Across from the Topeka Zoo in Gage Park, approx. 10th and Gage Cost:  Free Web site:   http://www.kansastravel.org/topeka/animaland.htm Generations of Topekans have happily played on the giant concrete creatures in Animaland.  There’s a shoe (we always said it was the … Continue reading

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(A Small Part of) Antioch Park

Location:  6501 Antioch Road; Merriam, KS Cost:  Free!! Web site:  http://jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm If you enter Antioch Park at the entrance closest to Shawnee Mission Parkway and follow the road straight back, you’ll arrive at a big shelter with an A-shaped roof … Continue reading

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L.R. “Dad” Perry Park

Location: At the intersection of Harvard and Monterey in Lawrence, Kansas. If you turn east on Harvard, the first street on your right is the entrance to the part of the park we were at. Cost: Free! Web site: http://lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/dadperryparkContinue reading

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Free National Park Access? Yes, please.

From the most recent Families Together e-newsletter: “The Access Pass is a free, lifetime entry pass for U.S. citizens and residents who have a permanent disability to visit more than 2,000 federal park and recreation sites. Many sites also give … Continue reading

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Discovery Center Gardens

Location: 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 Cost: Free! Web site: http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/kansas-city/discovery-center#node-17374 On a sunny Saturday afternoon, we headed to the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, only to discover that it was closed that Saturday.  Even though we … Continue reading

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Playground at Two Trails Park

Location: 100 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS.  (It’s at the intersection of Ridgeview Road and Layton Drive.) Cost: Free Web site: http://www.olatheks.org/parksrec/programs/trails/parklocations/twotrails While out and about as a family on a fine January day, we stumbled across Two Trails Park … Continue reading

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Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Location:  633 North 130th St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.  The festival is held next to Sandstone Amphitheatre; there are signs to help you get there at the Bonner Springs exit from I-70 and off of State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. … Continue reading

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Penwell-Gabel Cemetery & Mausoleum

Location:  About 6th and Gage in Topeka, Kansas.  It’s caddy-corner from Gage Park and across the street on 6th from the AAA Offices and Atria Hearthstone retirement home.  It’s hard to miss–and this is coming from a seriously directionally-impaired woman.  … Continue reading

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Kiddie Park at Wyandotte County Lake Park

Location:  91st Street & Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas.  There are tons of signs to get to the park itself.  Once you enter the park, turn left (you’ll have a choice of left or right), and the Kiddie Park … Continue reading

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