Garden City currently has 11 parks, which include 12 picnic shelters, 11 playground areas, four basketball courts, a Funshower Water Station, and four restroom facilities. Residents may also take advantage of the city's 3-1/2 mile walking/biking path extending from Hager Addition to the Tangeman Sports Complex. The city is very proud of Stevens Park, a three acre park located in downtown Garden City on Main Street. It is home to a large bandshell with generous seating, and is host to many of our annual events including the Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Beef Empire Days, and Art-in-the-Park. The Garden City Parks Division is dedicated to providing the best park system possible by adding beauty and enrichment to the lives of all our citizens. In our endeavors, our goal is to help keep the "Garden" in Garden City.
Located on Taylor Street between Fulton Street and Saint John Street. It is completely fenced in and contains a picnic shelter with two tables and playground equipment.
Alan Geier Champion Tree Woodland Finnup Park
This 1.35- acre park is named in honor of former Parks Superintendent, Alan Geier. Alan was responsible for identifying, scoring and nominating a Southwestern White Pine, as well as, a Pinyon Pine which both stand as Kansas State Champion Trees. Click here to see a map of our Kansas Champion Trees.
Deane Wiley Park
This 20-acre park is located on the south side of Mary Street between Campus Drive and Cherokee Drive. The south portion of the park contains three picnic shelters, restroom facilities, and two playground areas, and a 1/4 mile walking track. The north portion of the park includes three soccer fields and three softball fields.
This park is the city's largest park at 110 acres. It has seven picnic shelters, one of which can accommodate 100 people. There are a total of nine barbecue grills, electricity access at most shelters, three playground areas, and public restroom facilities. This park also encompasses the Municipal Pool, Finney County Historical Museum, and the Lee Richardson Zoo.
Harold Long Park
A six-acre park located west of Gardendale Avenue between Spruce Street and Walnut Street. This Park has a gazebo, a playground area and a walking track around the park which is approximately 1/3 of a mile long. This park also has a family restroom.
This three-acre park is situated in downtown Garden City on Main Street between Spruce Street and Pine Street. Because of the bandshell and plentiful seating, this park is very popular in hosting our larger community events such as the annual Summer Concert Series, Beef Empire Days Celebration, and Art-in-the-Park. During the holiday season, residents enjoy the thousands of lights adorning the park. This park also features a concessions area and restrooms.
This 3-1/2 mile walking/biking path extends from Hager Addition through the city to Tangeman Sports Complex. This is a paved trail and is landscaped with various plants, trees, and grasses. There are also seven gazebos placed at various locations next to the trail to serve as resting places. It has been enhanced with benches and a funshower water tower to help cool off people (and pets!) walking or riding on the path.
This neighborhood park is located on Fair Street, one block east of Fleming Street. This land and equipment was donated by an anonymous donor and follows the theme of the Kansas State University (KSU) Wildcats. There are no restroom facilities, however, there is a gazebo along with purple and white playground equipment for younger children to enjoy.
Finnup Scout Park
This 1.5-acre park is located on the northwest corner of the Eighth Street and Thompson Street intersection. There is a shelter and a bathroom open only to parties reserving the shelter. There is a small concrete surface basketball court and large playground area. Scout Park also has ample green space for outdoor activities.
Forest Park Lake
This 16-acre park is located to the east of Johns Street between Mary Street and Emerson Street. There is a 1/3-mile paved walking track that has direct access to the Talley Trail by way of a sidewalk on 11th Street. A gazebo is located in the southwest corner of the park. Forest Park Lake includes no lights or playground equipment as it is a natural habitat park.
This one-acre park is located on the northwest corner of the Third Street and Mary Street intersection behind the water tower. There is a fenced in concrete area with two basketball courts that can also function as a soccer court. This park also has playground equipment.
This 2.2 acre park is located on the northwest corner of the Third Street and Johnson Street intersection. It is directly east of Georgia Matthews Elementary School. Talley Trail is easily accessible from the north side of the park. This is a large green space park suitable for activities involving balls, Frisbees, etc. There are no bathrooms or playgrounds at this park.
Santa Fe Park
Santa Fe Park is a .6-acre park located on the southeast corner of the 13th Street and Santa Fe Street intersection. This park has a small green space appropriate for playing catch or a small pickup soccer game. Santa Fe Park provides a playground with ADA access.
City Dog Park