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 enjoymnet.
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 owers 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 Buisness 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 reconized 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.
The Director of Operations is responsible for the Parks Division, Cemetery Division, Equipment Maintenance and the Building Maintenance divisions of the City of Shawnee. You can contact the Operations director by email Using this Link
Public Notice of Vacancy and Applications being accepted for City Commission
12/7/2016 NOTICE OF VACANCY ON SHAWNEE CITY COMMISSION
The Board of Commissioners of the City of Shawnee will appoint a new City Commissioner to represent Ward 6 until the next general or special municipal election and until a successor is elected and qualified. All persons residing in Ward 6 who are at least 25 years old and qualified electors of the City of Shawnee may apply for the seat. The person appointed must qualify to hold the office under State Law and the Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Shawnee.
Applications may be obtained from the City of Shawnee’s website, www.shawneeok.org or may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 16 West 9th Street. Each application must be received in the office of the Shawnee City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. January 11, 2017. Please follow the Link for the full document and ward map.
Public Notice: City considers changes to Ward Boundaries on January 17, 2017
12/6/2016 The City is comprised of six wards and after each Federal Census, we are required to review the population of each ward to ensure that the population distribution between wards is substantially equal. Please see the documents below for an overview of the analysis that was completed and for a detailed review of proposed changes.
The Shawnee City Commission will consider an ordinance to amend the ward boundaries at their meeting on January 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Shawnee City Hall, Commission Chambers, 16 W. 9th, Shawnee, OK.
For more information please contact:
City of Shawnee
16 W. 9th
Shawnee, OK 74801
11/30/2016 Safe Event For Families (SEFF) will be out in full force Thursday (December 1st) preparing for Shawnee’s biggest winter celebration — the annual Christmas parade. There will be a twist though; the parade route is taking a detour this year, due to Streetscape construction wrapping up along Main Street.
The new route will begin at Main Street and Broadway. It will move north on Broadway to Highland, where floats and marchers will turn east onto Highland and finish at Union Street. The route will basically work its way around much of Woodland Veterans Park — which will offer lots of space for parade-goers to gather. The route change is strictly temporary, making a concession only until Streetscape is done. Next years parade should return to Main Street, as per tradition.
Pre-show- Residents can jumpstart the festivities by attending the annual KGFF-Jones Theatres Cans Film Festival downtown, where there will be a special 4:30 p.m. viewing of the classic holiday film, “Home Alone,” rated PG, at the Carmike Hornbeck & Penthouse Twin, 125 N. Bell St. Doors open 3:30 p.m., and the show will let out before 6:30 p.m., just in time for the parade. Admission for one person is a donation of two canned goods. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army.
Main event - “Christmas Under the Stars,” this year’s theme for the parade, which starts at 7 p.m. In an effort to keep the parade moving along, SEFF will judge floats while they are in the line-up area, so there’s no more stopping at a grandstand.
Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. SEFF will be spreading out the several bandstands was an effort to enable people to fan out and get a better view the parade, while still being able to hear about the floats from emcees along the route. There will be four trophy winners –– President’s Trophy, Mayor’s Trophy, Grand Marshall’s Trophy and Best Overall. This year Mills Machine holds the distinction of being Grand Marshal.
The Safe Events For Families (SEFF) would have the details in regard to the awards from the Annual Parade as they produce the parade. They can be contacted through their website at http://www.seffshawnee.org/ 12/6/2016 3:17:03 PM
Tina McIntyre said...
Just wondering who won what trophies? 12/2/2016 3:30:48 PM
City of Shawnee begins Citizen Survey
11/18/2016 The City of Shawnee is asking residents to participate in a comprehensive community survey, known as the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS™). The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the city and to make comparisons with peer cities. A random and scientific sample of 2,200 households will receive invitations to participate in the mail and their confidential responses will be weighted and analyzed.
Postcards were mailed on November 16 to randomly selected households notifying them that they were selected to participate in the survey. The surveys will arrive in late-November and should be submitted by late December. All responses are completely anonymous.
11/18/2016 The October 2016 City Manager report from City Manager, Justin Erickson, has been published. The full PDF report outlines various activities, projects and updates for the City of Shawnee and its local government operations. Follow the link to read the full document.