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
5/25/2016 Although vacancies have been filled on the Expo, Shawnee Urban Renewal and Library boards, applicants are still welcomed for seats on the following boards.
If you live in Shawnee City Limits and are interested in serving your community, we have seats available for:
1. Beautification Committee
2. Zoning Board of Adjustment
If interested, please fill out an application at the link below.
Please return applications to the City Clerk’s office at 16 W. 9th Street during normal business hours. Board appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Commission. If you have any questions, please call: 405-878-1605.
1/22/2016 The much-anticipated Downtown Streetscape Project officially began on January 19. The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 will include Main Street from Beard Ave. to just west of Bell Ave. Phase 2 will include Main Street from just east of Bell Ave. to Oklahoma Ave. Phase 1 is expected to take up to 120 days to complete. Phase 2 is expected to take up to 180 days to complete.
The community is encouraged to make a conscious effort to shop and utilize services downtown during construction. Many businesses can be accessed through the alleyways, and sidewalk access along Main Street will be maintained throughout construction, with only brief disruptions. Questions about the project should be directed to Michael Ludi, Assistant City Engineer at 405-878-1506.
When complete, the project area will feature new sidewalks, curbs, landscaping, street lights, street trees, pedestrian improvements, utilities, traffic signals, and an entire new roadway. The project is funded by the City’s Tax Increment Financing District balance, a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and City street funds.