Cushinberry

335 SE 15th
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Topeka, KS 66607

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Named after the late Grant Cushinberry, a local philanthropist, this wedge-shaped park separates 15th and 17th streets as they converge eastward from Quincy. The park is heavily shaded by mature trees and welcomes visitors with numerous picnic tables, benches, a BBQ grill and a water fountain. Youngsters can try out the playground equipment, including swings and a merry-go-round, or check out the concrete Bison sculpture at the east end. Both the Landon and Shunga trails can be picked up near Cushinberry Park.

Cushinberry, who died July 7, 2008, at age 86, provided food, clothing and other necessities to countless people. His name was synonymous with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and God's Little Half Acre, the garden and donations clearinghouse he operated at 1835 SW Fillmore not far from his home.

On the north end of the park is the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (see separate listing).

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THE BASICS

Amenities: Basketball courts, BBQ grills, Picnic tables, Playground

Location: Central

Ambience: Family fun, Picnic perfection



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