Parks & Trails
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department oversees a park system which includes 54 parks. For maintenance purposes the city is broken down into three park districts. The department also has Landscaping/Horticulture and Forestry Divisions to assist with the department and the community.
Integrated Pest Management
Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities
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The Plant Health Care Program is designed to maintain healthy and vigorous park plantings beneficial to the public. See what we're doing!
Trail Map (pdf, 344KB)
REC-FINDER: a Searchable Database for Outdoor Recreation in Kansas
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As park pages are developed on each of the parks, they will be added to the list below.
|Broken Arrow Park||Burcham Park|
|Centennial Park||Clinton Lake Park|
|Holcom Park||"Dad" Perry Park|
|Prairie Park||Riverfront Park|
|South Park||Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park|
GREENWAYS - PRESERVE AREAS
|Pat Dawson-Billings Nature Area||Lawrence Nature Park|
|KANZA Southwind Nature Preserve||Conrad & Viola McGrew Nature Preserve|
|Martin Park||Naismith Valley Park|
|Oak Hill Cemetery||Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Maple Grove Cemetery|
|Cemeteries Interactive Search & Map||Cemetery Interactive Map Help Video|
|Murphy-Bromelsick House||Disc Golf Courses|
|Horseshoe Courts||Japanese Friendship Garden|
|Lawrence Rotary Arboretum||Mary's Lake|
|Off-Leash Dog Parks||Peterson Road Park|
|Youth Sports Complex|
FUTURE PARK AREAS
|Green Meadows Park|