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Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the City of Shawnee
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. There are two nominationperiods. The first ending on May 31st and the second ending September 30th. 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 opertunities.
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
11/5/2014 Winter weather will be here before we know it and it presents many safety challenges. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of falls on the ice or traffic crashes, you may also face potential indoor hazards.
Being prepared and following safety precautions can help you stay safe and warm through the winter season. These simple, low-cost steps that individuals and families can take to be ready include setting aside emergency supplies, making a family emergency plan and staying informed about local conditions.
Additional winter safety tips include:
- Keep space heaters at least three feet from other objects and never leave space heaters unattended.
- Test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make certain they are working properly.
- During a power outage, use flashlights as lighting sources.
- Avoid exertion as cold weather puts extra strain on your heart. Remember to stay hydrated as well.
- Make sure your home address is visible and take a few minutes to clear snow away from fire hydrants.
- When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, woodstove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy; ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly.
- Use portable generators cautiously. Make sure they are operated only out-of-doors in a well ventilated area. Refuel a generator only after it has cooled. Do not connect your generator to your home’s electrical system except through an approved transfer switch installed in compliance with the local electrical code.