Yes, we know. Lawrence can be a tad fanatical about our sports teams. But can you blame us? Our high school squads have a long tradition of state championships. Haskell Indian Nations University has given the world Olympians Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills. And… you did know this was Jayhawk nation, right? The University of Kansas Jayhawks are perennial top contenders in the men’s NCAA national basketball tournament, and its track & field team has gold medal in its blood. With recreation trails, courts and parks across the town, there is always a chance to join in a game.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation offers two aquatic centers. The Indoor Aquatic Center features a 10 lane, 50-meter competition pool with diving well and underwater classroom; a separate family pool with zero-depth entry, water slide and interactive children’s play features. Locker rooms and all pools are fully accessible by both ramp entry and lift. Submersible wheelchairs are available.
The Outdoor Aquatic Center provides the good old-fashioned atmosphere of a traditional neighborhood pool with all the fun and excitement of a first-class water park. It boosts two water slides, zero-depth children’s area, diving well, interactive play features including fountains, spray mushrooms, and water buckets, and a 50-meter competition area. The fun and convenience extend out of the water as well, with shaded lounge areas, ample deck space, and adjoining grass playground.
Our indoor sports and recreation facilities are available for everyone to use. The Sports Pavilion has 181,000 square feet and is the perfect venue for most mat and net sports. It also has meeting rooms, a concession area and free WiFi. In addition, we have the Community Building, Holcom Park and East Lawrence Recreation Centers each offering a variety of activities and spaces.
Lawrence offers two off-leash dog parks where man’s best friend can let it all loose and have some fun. Mutt Run is situated below the Clinton Lake Dam in West Lawrence, and the Off-leash Dog Park at Riverfront Park, is closer to downtown Lawrence.
Golf, a youth sports complex and softball complex are in the mix along with trails for biking, walking or running. Clinton Lake State Park offers water sports, boat storage, camping, playgrounds and special event areas. There are so many sports and rec opportunities in town that we don’t have space here to talk about all of them in detail, but you will find details at unmistakablylawrence.com.
When you’re ready for some exercise, you’ll find an unmistakable list of options for getting a move on. And when you’re ready to buy or sell a home, you’ll find the experts at Stephens Real Estate ready to help. Call Stephens Real Estate at 785.841.4500 or Contact Us.