General Information

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Contact Information
Parks and Recreation Main Office at City Hall 913-856-0936
Update/Weather Hotline 913-543-5305
Gardner Aquatic Center 913-856-0962
Celebration Park Baseball 913-856-0910
Celebration Park Soccer 913-856-0911
Parks and Recreation Email

Class Sign-Up Procedures

To register by mail, complete and mail the appropriate registration form with the fee in the form of a check or money order or credit card.  (Please make checks payable to City of Gardner.)  Please keep a record of dates and times of programs in which you enroll.  Notification will be given only if a class has been filled prior to receipt of registration or if the class is cancelled.  Please mail registrations to Gardner Parks and Recreation, 120 E. Main St. Gardner, KS  66030.  Registration may also be made in person at the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center located in City Hall, 120 E. Main St., Gardner, KS.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Payments can be dropped off at our drop box which is now located next to the Parks and Recreation/Administration window.  You may also register on our website at

Late Registration Policy
All registrations are subject to availability and space is limited for all activities. The last date to enroll is listed as the deadline date. A $15.00 service charge will be applied to all late registrations.

Refund Policy
Refunds will only be made when programs are filled or cancelled by Gardner Parks and Recreation, and on request when date, time, or location changes by the department prohibit attendance. Refund requests in cases of medical or other such circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to cancel, combine, or divide programs and to make other revisions in these offerings, which may become necessary. Refunds due to cancellations require 2-4 weeks to process.

ADA Information
Gardner Parks and Recreation is dedicated to providing accessible amenities, programs and events.  It is our goal to make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please click here for information on how to request accommodations and well as to request information about accessibility at activities and events.

Return Check Policy
There will be a $30.00 charge on all checks returned from the bank to Gardner Parks and Recreation for the payment of services. We reserve the right to prohibit an individual from participating in a program until payment has been received in full by cash or money order.

Scholarship Assistance Program
The City of Gardner's Scholarship Assistance Program is designed to help lower-income households afford city services that charge fees.  While fees are often charged to supplement direct costs associated with providing the service, the city does not want to exclude any Gardner youth resident from participating due to their inability to pay.  Those interested in applying for assistance should request a Scholarship Assistance Program application from the Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall. This information will be reviewed for consideration and kept confidential.  The city will notify applicants of their acceptance or rejection within two weeks of their application submission.

Donations Request Policy
The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department is asked to support several organizations and events each year. In order for an organization to be considered for a donated item, applicants must comply with the following guidelines:
     *A donation request form must be filled out completely and emailed or mailed to the Gardner Parks and
      Recreation office.  Email to or mail to Gardner Parks and Recreation, 120 E. Main St.
      Gardner, KS 66030.
     *Requests must be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance of the charitable event date.
     *Monetary donation requests will not be considered.
     *The organization’s event must be benefiting a school or charitable organization or relative to the mission of the
      Gardner Parks and Recreation Department.
      *The organization must not have received a donation from the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department during
       the current calendar year.  A group or organization is eligible to receive only one donated item per year.
     *Once the money is allocated, no other donation requests will be accepted until the following year. Exceptions can
       be made on a case by case basis.

Email Reminders and Weather Information
To receive important reminders and updates about upcoming activities, sign up for Gardner Parks and Recreation's email reminders at  To receive weather updates about specific facilities or activities visit and search for "Gardner Parks and Recreation."  There, you will be able to sign up for email and text updates, you can download the app, and will be able to listen to a phone recording of the updates.  For weather updates via phone, call 913-543-5305. 

Monthly Newsletter and Pool Guide
Gardner Parks and Recreation publishes a monthly eNewsletter called The Pathfinder to inform the community of planned, beneficial leisure activities and special events.  View the newsletter at the department homepage at  To subscribe, visit and select "Parks and Recreation" as a topic.  Each issue is available at the first of each month.  The department also publishes an annual pool guide for the Gardner Aquatic Center that is available in a digital flip-book format and posted at the department homepage.  A paper pool guide brochure is also available at Gardner City Hall. 

Program/Event Sponsorship
Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses, corporations and/or individuals can be sponsors of the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department’s activities, programs, and special events. Gardner Parks and Recreation offers educational experiences that help stimulate growth, self-respect and physical fitness. With your donations, more programs can be available, affordable, and expanded. Gifts and donations can be accepted in the form of money, volunteer time, specific goods and/or items.

The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department is greatly dependent upon volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for a special event, program, or project, please contact Gardner Parks and Recreation for more information.