Disc golf course at Peter Pan Park

Disc golf course at Peter Pan Park
Disc golf course at Peter Pan Park

Parks and Recreation

All Veterans Memorial

913-931 S. Commercial St, Emporia KS 66801 | 620-342-1600 | Website

This beautiful memorial next to the Cottonwood River features a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, Vietnam Veteran Memorial with Huey Helicopter, USS Oliver Hazard Perry anchor and Purple… Read more

Buck Fund Dog Park

2920 W 24th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

Traveling with your pup? Visit the Buck Fund Dog Park and meet some new friends. Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park packed with amenitites… Read more

C of E Park

Presby Dr, Emporia, KS 66801

For a peaceful walk, visit C of E Park and get a stunning view of the Tudor Gothic style architecture of the former College of Emporia.

Community Group Rides

716 South Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801 | Website

Emporia has an incredible community of cyclists, with several groups holding weekly gravel rides year round for beginners, advanced cyclists and everyone in-between. Events are open to all adventure-enthusiasts. Many… Read more

David Traylor Zoo

75 Soden Rd, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-341-4365 | Website

Visit the David Traylor Zoo and experience exotic animals and lush botanicals in a beautifully landscaped setting. See bald eagles, lemurs, prairie dogs, a mountain lion, birds, water features and… Read more

Dirty Kanza Promotions

11 West 8th Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801 | (913) 982-7958 | Website

If you’re looking for cycling, running, or bike packing routes through the Flint Hills, Dirty Kanza Promotions has scouted, mapped, and rated the best! Routes are sorted by difficulty level, from beginner… Read more

Emporia Municipal Golf Course

1133 S. Kansas Hwy 99, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-343-5610 | Website

Fremont Park

Union St, Emporia, KS 66801

Kids can view a Santa Fe tain engine and caboose or take in a convert by the Emporia Municipal band at historic Fremont Park

Hammond Park

W. 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

This lush green park across the street from Emporia State University has a playground, tennis courts, shelters, and a 9-hole disc golf course designed by Eric McCabe.

Jones Park

Jones Dr, Emporia, KS 66801

Jones Park is home two of Emporia’s best known disc golf courses. Visit the PDGA website for course maps. Jones East Featuring long fairways, 3 water shots and many trees, this Championship… Read more

Lakeview Park

750 E 9th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

Lee Beran Recreation Center

313 W 4th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801 | (620) 340-6300 | Website

Enjoy family fun with racquetball, an indoor pool, fitness room and more at the Lee Beran Recreation Center. Available for rentals.

Peter Pan Park

For nearly 100 years, Peter Pan Park has been one Emporia’s largest and most beautiful parks, with over 50 acres to explore. The park has a newly updated playground, a top-notch… Read more

Rainbow Arch Bridge

931 S Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801

Rollers Skating Rink

701 Graham Street, Emporia, KS 66801 | (620) 342-3322 | Website

Rollers Skating Rink provides a fun, safe, and supervised environment for the whole family! Great for birthday parties or spending time with the kids.

Sertoma Miniature Train & Soden’s Grove Park

S. Commercial St & Soden Road, Emporia, KS 66801 | (620) 412-3806 | Website

The Sertoma miniature train is a favorite of children young and old. Located in Soden’s Grove Park on South Highway 99 at the Cottonwood River, the train operates from June… Read more

Southwest Santa Fe Skateboard Park

The Southwest Santa Fe Skateboard Park is a free, unsupervised park open to skateboarders and in-line skaters. This hybrid park features rails, transitions and quarterpipe.

Trusler Sports Complex

701 E 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801 | (620) 343-1815 | Website

Trusler Sports Complex-hosts ESU and EHS Baseball and Softball. 4 diamonds.

TRYSA Soccer Complex

4201 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

TRYSA Sports Complex-hosts recreational soccer and flag football leagues.

Welch Stadium

Meeting Capacity: 7000

Welch Stadium on ESU Campus-capacity is 8500, brand new turf and track. Have hosted NCAA DII National Track and Field Championships. ESU vs Missouri Western State University

Wooster Lake

E 15th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

Enjoy a picnic or a quiet afternoon on the lawns around this picturesque lake. Between the Memorial Union and Welch Stadium, this lake is at the center of many campus… Read more