2836 W. 18th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-9700
Fax: (620) 342-7841
Dryer Park is a wonderful recreational spot in the city. Popular among locals and visitors alike, this 40-acre (16-hectare) landscape was named after Dan Dryer and boasts lush greenery, water features and dog-friendly amenities.
Jones Youth Recreation Park is one of Emporia's major parks. This 70-acre (28-hectare) verdant landscape features four shelters, jogging and walking tracks, a drinking fountain, playgrounds, picnic areas, fishing ponds and several recreational activities.
C of E Park is located on the site of what was formerly the College of Emporia campus. This verdant landscape is dotted with lush flora, a lily garden, ponds and water features, a drinking fountain and walking trail, among several recreational amenities.
Welch Stadium or Francis G. Welch Stadium is a significant sporting venue in Emporia. Established in 1937, this facility features a state-of-the-art football field and racing track. It is used by the Emporia State University, Emporia High School and several local institutions for sports and community events.
Located in the heart of downtown Emporia, Radius Brewing Company is the first of its kind in town since the prohibition era. The brewing equipment is the centerpiece of the room, exposed to beer connoisseurs that enjoy a sampling of their craft brews paired with American light bites.
Red Rocks, also known as William Allen White House, was the family residence of the award-winning eponymous journalist until his death in the mid 20th Century. Take a tour of this picturesque restored home that once welcomed top political personalities like Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Peter Pan Park is one of the major parks in town. Sprawling over 51 acres (20 hectares), it is replete with several recreational amenities like tennis courts, ball fields, playground and picnic areas. The park also features a beautiful and serene lake, and several monuments and memorials.
Fremont Park is named after the Civil War General and Republican presidential nominee, John C. Fremont. This 2.6-acre (one-hectare) scenic landscape is of great historical significant to the city. It features a commemorative monument honoring Civil War Veterans, a replica model of a train, a playground, bandstand and picnic tables.
Eastside Memorial Park is a neighborhood park popular among locals and visitors alike. Recreational amenities include a basketball court, playground, walking tracks and a shelter house available for special events.
Lakeview Park is a local neighborhood park for family recreation. This 1.5-acre (0.6-hectare) landscape features picnic facilities and playground equipment.
Soden's Grove Park is one of the major parks in Emporia. It is steeped in history and named after local personality, William T. Soden. Highlighting features in the park include an interactive zoo, baseball diamond, miniature train and picnic areas.
Nestled within the Soden's Grove Park, the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia is a local zoo. From ducks to red foxes, this zoo is home to different species of animals as well as birds.