The Lawrence Parks and Recreation department has moved the annual Pooch Plunge out a week later than previously announced.
Lawrence’s Outdoor Aquatic Center will close for the season after Sunday — to humans, that is. On Monday, the annual Pooch Plunge returns.
Derek Rogers, director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2023.
All the people who knew how to care for the remnant prairie behind Prairie Park Nature Center have retired or resigned in the past few years, city staff members said Monday, and there was no firm plan in place to share that knowledge with newer staff.
A group of community members on Monday will gather for a healing event following the destruction of wildflowers on remnant prairie behind Prairie Park Nature Center.
Derek Rogers on Tuesday apologized for the city’s Parks and Recreation department spraying herbicide at the remnant prairie behind Prairie Park Nature Center, which is killing millions of flowers and causing irreversible damage.
Lawrence’s indoor Winter Emergency Shelter will close after Sunday night, and then the Community Building will be closed for maintenance.
Couples, singles and foodies alike, rejoice: Valentine’s Day is sure to bring fun for all this year. The city is seeking both market vendors and cocoa enthusiasts ready to bring their A-game to the first annual Valentine’s Day Market and Hot Cocoa Contest.
The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department has decided not to implement admission fees for the city’s recreation centers and Prairie Park Nature Center this year, according to a news release Friday.
Lawrence’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to recommend fee increases for some facilities and programs but opposed new admission fees for rec centers. But staff will likely move forward with all new and increased fees anyway.
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