The City of Shawnee Parks and Recreation division oversees all the many parks available to the public in the City. The division strives to maintain many hundreds of acres of parkland for your enjoyment.
Watch for a dynamic list of parks along with maps in the near future.
Mary Maxine Willamson Dog Park The Grand Opening for the City of Shawnee "Mary Maxine Williamson" Dog Park Saturday was on May 14, 2011 at 10:30 am. The Park, located near the Shawnee Animal Shelter 1900 West Independence and the Shawnee Exposition Center continues to entertain citizens and dog owners from around the City as well as those visiting the Exposition center during activities. Shawnee Beautification Committee Application- If you think that this committee would be a good fit for you, you are welcome to join us as a guest at our next meeting. The committee meets every second Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm at City Hall in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement.
Programs and Departments
ShawneeParks.org- For an inventory of City Parks including photos, maps, and more detailed information, visit the excellent ShawneeParks.org website! This site is not maintained by the City of Shawnee but by volunteers.
Adopt-A-Street - Check out the City's Adopt-a-Street program and help Keep Your Street Neat. Any individual or group can volunteer for this program.
Fairview Cemetery - The Operations Director oversees the Fairview Cemetery operations. Fairview Cemetery offers affordable spaces and a time honored respectful cemetery. We also have online lookup abilities for loved ones. CityWideBeautification- Residents and Business owners are encouraged to submit Nominations for those that have put extra effort into Beautifying and Maintaining their area. The nomination period ends on September 30th of each year. Winners will be recognized with a certificate.
Shawnee Twin Lakes- The Shawnee Twin Lakes are located 9 miles west of Shawnee and provide a wide range of recreational opportunities.
City Mosquito Pest Spraying Program Update THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 10/31/2013 AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AND MAY NOT REFLECT CURRENT INFORMATION! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY!
9/11/2013 Spraying for mosquito pests is a common preventive practice across the nation but especially in southern areas such as Shawnee where Mosquitos are common. This particular year, more rain than average has exasperated the issue and we have experienced many more citizen complaints in regard to the mosquito population. Mosquitos do transmit diseases but we are fortunate in our part of the world that few of these are deadly to humans. However Mosquitos do provide the transit for heart worms and other illnesses in the animal population and can still pose threats to humans so overall, the pest must must be controlled.
The spraying program has been active in Shawnee for decades although generally unnoticed due to the overnight process that is used during calmer parts of the day. This allows the solution to settle into the low lying water areas interrupting the mosquito life cycle. Due to the large number of complaints from citizens this year and an overall I crease of the pest population, the spraying program has been accelerated and is covering more area to better control the issue.
The city strives to provide the best overall living conditions for our citizens and must continue to provide services that benefit the health and safety of the community. Expires:10/31/2013 Comments: