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

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.

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.