Parks and Recreation
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Kids can view a Santa Fe tain engine and caboose or take in a convert by the Emporia Municipal band at historic Fremont Park
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 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
Enjoy family fun with racquetball, an indoor pool, fitness room and more at the Lee Beran Recreation Center. Available for rentals.
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
Rollers Skating Rink provides a fun, safe, and supervised environment for the whole family! Great for birthday parties or spending time with the kids.
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
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-hosts ESU and EHS Baseball and Softball. 4 diamonds.
TRYSA Sports Complex-hosts recreational soccer and flag football leagues.
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