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
4/29/2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
SUMMARY...STORMS ARE INTENSIFYING IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...AND
ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE A LITTLE FARTHER EAST THIS
AFTERNOON. THE STORMS WILL LIKELY SPREAD EASTWARD AND NORTHEASTWARD
TOWARD CENTRAL OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WHILE OTHER STORMS
MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA FROM NORTH TEXAS.
THE STORM ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES
AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL...IN ADDITION TO A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTH OF ALTUS
OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MCALESTER OKLAHOMA.
REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
Notice of Vacancies on City Boards – Applicants Needed
2/11/2016 If you live in Shawnee City Limits and are interested in serving your community, we have seats available on the following boards:
1. Beautification Committee
2. Shawnee Civic & Cultural Development Authority (EXPO)
3. Shawnee Library Board
4. Shawnee Urban Renewal Authority
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.