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This 60-acre park has something to offer every member of the family. Take the first entrance east of NW 43rd and Kansas Ave., and you'll find the four-diamond softball complex, soccer fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and playground. You'll also find the 15,555-square-foot community center, which features meeting rooms, two preschool classrooms, an aerobics room, a weight room, a dance room, an art room and a kitchen/dining room. The community center was once the Shawnee County Poor Farm.
Take the next entrance east and you'll find the North Family Aquatic Center, which features a 25-yard lap pool and diving well (with a water temperature of 83 degrees), a large wading pool (85 degrees), a lazy river (85 degrees) and a 109-foot water slide. Nearby to the north is an open-sided shelter with a BBQ grill and picnic tables, and a nature trail.
Additional information about the facilities and programs is available at http://www.snco.us/parksandrec/north_community_center.asp or http://www.snco.us/parksandrec/north_aquatic_center.asp, or by calling the main office at (785) 286-0676 or the aquatic center at (785) 286-4040.