ParksThe City of Goodland Parks & Recreation Division employs a staff of three persons. This Division is responsible for maintaining six public parks, eight outdoor tennis courts, a public swimming pool, two outdoor basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and a sports complex containing four softball fields, baseball field, two concession facilities and a children's playground area.
|Centennial and Memorial Park - 1400 W 25th|
contain approximately 30 acres of ball complex with five fields to
provide the youth and adults access to participate in baseball and
softball throughout the spring and summer months. This facility is
operated by the Goodland Activities Center and maintained by the City of
April - May -- High School Softball/Baseball;
May - August -- GAC Youth and Adult Softball/Baseball;
Girls Fast Pitch; K-18; American Legion Baseball
- 13th and Center|
Originally known as the
City Park, it offers a playground, which was updated in 2011 by a grant awarded by the Kansas Health Foundation. There is also tennis courts and horseshoe pits. Located close
to the downtown area this 2.8 acres is a great place for picnics. One of
the unique features of this park is the water fountain.
September -- Flatlanders Picnic in the Park
- 8th and Caldwell
Named after the late
Dr. Gulick this 3.2 acre park was dedicated in 1949. Dr. Gulick started
his medical practice in 1900. This beautiful park is centrally located
in the City and offers a playground, a shelter donated by the Goodland Rotary Club for picnics and
gatherings, tennis courts and restrooms. The Master Gardeners and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group maintain the planting areas of the park each year. A path around the park allows
for exercise such as walking, skating or running.
Events: Early Spring -- Picnic in Park High School Band Concert
|Memory Park - 10th and Center |
This 1.2 acre park, houses
the stand pipe tower, which holds approximately 250,000 gallons of
water. Many of the trees have been planted in memory of a loved one. It is a great place to rest in the shade or play a game of tag or
|Phillips Park - 10th and Cattletrail|
Named after George Phillips this park sits on 2.8 acres on the west end of the City and offers a playground,
shelters for picnics and gatherings as well as restrooms.
Goodland Community Garden Club
|Pioneer Park - Hwy 24 and Cherry Street|
This park was
established in 2002 and serves as one of the main entrances into the
City. Pioneer Park sits adjacent to the famous Van Gough Painting and
offers a resting place for travelers and residents alike. There is a
shelter donated by Goodland Kiwanis for picnics and a trail around the 7.6 acres offering access to
walking, biking, skating and running. During the winter months it is a
great place to enjoy sledding.
|Rosewood Park - Spruce and Willow|
This park offers 4.5
acres and is tucked into the residential area of Rosewood, offering a
playground updated in 2012 through grant funding, shelters for picnics and gatherings as well as restrooms.
|Steever Park - 16th and Cherry|
Dedicated on July 4,
1957 in the honor of Dr. Steever, who had a dental practice, was the
hospital anesthetist and also served as Mayor of Goodland from
1927-1937, this spacious 10 acres of park offers a playground for ages ranging from 2 to 12, installed in 2011 through grant funding and a donation from the Goodland Kiwanis. In 2012 the City was awarded two Waste Tire Grants from the State of Kansas for the installation of recycled rubber tire mulch around the playground and recycled rubber tire benches and picnic tables.
The park also offers a
skateboard park which was funded by Shine on Sherman County Youth, two shelters donated by Goodland Kiwanis for gatherings and picnics, tennis courts,
restrooms and an abundant amount of room for activities. Next door to
the East of the park is the Steever Water Park and to the South is the
High Plains Museum.
Events: August- GAC Triathlon
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