Ottawa and Franklin County have many great parks, trails and other recreational opportunities! The Prairie Spirit Rail Trail State Park, is a 51-mile rail trail and the first converted rail to trail in Kansas. It is designated a state park. From Ottawa to Iola and with a new extension into Humboldt, bikers and walkers can view wildlife, rolling hills and fertile farm land. Special-use permits can be obtained for group night rides or special events from the trail manager. Picnic areas are located at each trailhead. When complete, the Flint Hills Nature Trail will be the longest rail trail in Kansas and seventh longest in the nation, spanning 117 miles. The trail runs east/west through part of Franklin County, as well as six other counties. The Flint Hills represent one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie ecosystems in the world. It is home to abundant prairie plant and wildlife species, spectacular views, national historic sites and a diverse set of recreational areas. The trail connects with the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Rail Trail in Ottawa and the 38-mile Landon Nature Trail west of Pomona. Franklin County is home to more than 15 community parks. They are home to zero-depth entry swimming pools, baseball diamonds, horse shoe pits, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf courses and other sport facilities. In addition to sports activities, there is also playground equipment for children of all ages. Gazebos and shelter houses are available for reservations for weddings, reunions and other occasions.

1375 Rock Creek Road, Williamsburg, KS 66095, United States
(785) 242-3422(785) 242-3422
(785) 242-3422
Timber Lakes is located 260 beautiful timbered acres in east-central Kansas. It offers fishing po...
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222 E 2nd St, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
The Rink is a roller-skating rink, an institution in Ottawa for years. The Rink is open on weeken...
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412 S Main St, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
The Gun Guys indoor range was designed and built by Shooting Ranges International using the lates...
913 E Wilson St, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
(785) 214-3787(785) 214-3787
Lap swimming and water aerobics available!
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600 North Locust Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
Designated a park in 1864 during the original platting of the city, Forest Park became famous for...
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5th and Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067
Smack dab in downtown Ottawa (5th and Main Streets), City Park spans two city blocks and makes fo...
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901 West 2nd Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
Orlis Cox Field is a recreational complex which is home to the baseball programs sponsored by the...
13th & Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067
The Prairie Spirit Trail runs right next to this park, providing relaxing park scenery for partic...
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Powhattan St. and Birch Street Ottawa, KS 66067
Heritage Park, located on the northeast side of town, is among the City’s most recent addit...
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3rd & Main Ottawa, KS 66067
This park is located at the corner of Main and 2nd Streets. It is home to a gazebo like shelter a...
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1001 East Logan Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
Great Life Golf and Fitness maintains a 9 hole golf course with a full service clubhouse open yea...
517 East 3rd Street Ottawa, KS 66067
Freedom Park is a newly-named small neighborhood park on Poplar Street between 2nd and 3rd Street...
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2577 Idaho Road, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
Welcome to Camp Chippewa. A Place Where Faith & Fun Come Together. We offer year around facil...
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2011 East Logan Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
Clinton Lake 785-843-7665 Pomona Lake 785-453-2201 Hillsdale Lake 913-783-4507 Melvern Lake 785-5...
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For several years now the bicyclers, hikers, runners, bird watchers and other nature lovers have ...
2011 East Logan Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, United States
The Flint Hills Nature Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie ...
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