Topeka Sports and Recreation

Topeka Sports and RecreationThe excitement of making the winning play in the last few seconds of the game is a feeling that drives many sports fans in Topeka to either file into the stands to watch the action or to take part in it themselves. Hockey, football and baseball are just a few of the activities that are enjoyed by the locals. But they also make the time to take advantage of the various natural amenities that Topeka offers, as well. Excellent fishing spots, picturesque trails and even such adrenaline-charged fun like skydiving are all enjoyed by those seeking the best of sporting and recreational fun in Topeka.

 

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Pro Sports

Topeka Roadrunners
The Topeka Roadrunners is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team that is part of the North American Hockey League's Southern Division. The sports team plays its home games in the 7,777-seat Landon Arena in Topeka.

Web: www.topekaroadrunners.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Shunga Trail
Topeka’s Shunga Trail is one of the city's most popular sites for recreational fun. This trail is ideal for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. It runs from the northeast corner of Topeka to the southwest corner. The majority of the trail runs through city parks, which makes it accessible to even more recreational opportunities for the whole family.

Address: 4801 SW Shunga Drive, Topeka, KS - MAP
Phone: (785) 368-2448
Web: www.traillink.com

MacLellan Park Trails
The MacLennan Park Trails are located in northwest Topeka and offer some of the area's most stunning scenery as the recreation trail runs along the hills overlooking the Kansas River. There are two types of trails here–a limestone loop and a series of dirt single track hiking and biking trails. Access to the trails is available on the south side of the park on 6th Street, west of Fairlawn Road, as well as on the north side of the park on the west side of the Governor's Mansion.

Address: Topeka, KS - MAP
Web: www.kansastrailscouncil.org

Dornwood Park Trail
Many hikers and bikers in Topeka enjoy the experience of moving along the Dornwood Park Trail. The trail is located in southeast Topeka and accessible from a trailhead on SE 25th Street, east of California Avenue. The recreational trail winds through the heavily forested Deer Creek and features some challenging, rolling terrain, prairie grasses and breathtaking views.

Address: Topeka, KS - MAP
Web: www.kansastrailscouncil.org

 

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Watersports

Missouri River
The Missouri River flows through the northeastern border of Kansas and actually travels through ten states. The section of the river that runs through Topeka is popular as it attracts families who are out to enjoy a day of fun in the sun that includes recreation like fishing, swimming and boating.

Address: Topeka, KS - MAP
Web: www.nps.gov

Kansas River
The Kansas (or Kaw) River stretches an impressive 171 miles from its origin in Junction City all the way to its confluence with the Missouri River. Aside from being the source of water for many communities in northern Kansas, this popular body of water attracts many anglers, boaters and swimmers and has gone on to become one of the most valued recreational resources for thousands of visitors each year.

Address: Topeka, KS - MAP
Web: Website

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Sports Center
At Topeka's Sports Center, there's plenty of family fun for everyone! Enjoy some unforgettable attractions such as batting cages, miniature golf, a go-kart speedway, a game room and even a driving range. This is the perfect venue for school parties, birthday parties, company gatherings, and family get-togethers. Don't wait too long before your next visit, as plenty of good clean fun awaits you at the Sports Center!

Address: 6545 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66615 - MAP
Phone: (785) 272-5522
Web: www.4bigfun.com

 

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Leisure

Gage Bowl
Enjoy a bowling experience that is as classic as it is contemporary when you go for the game-winning strike at Topeka's Gage Bowl. This popular bowling facility features a cool retro charm while offering state-of-the-art scoring and an equally impressive video game arcade. The menu items and drink specials are equally appetizing, too!

Address: 200 NE US Highway 24, Topeka, KS 66608 - MAP
Phone: (785) 234-5506
Web: www.gagebowl.net

Lake Shawnee
Topeka anglers in the know cast their lines at the highly popular Lake Shawnee for some amazingly memorable catches. Whether you are a seasoned fisherman or are just out for a casual day of fun, Lake Shawnee's over 400 acres of water offers excellent recreation like fishing and superb boating. You will most definitely want to catch your catches here!

Address: 3137 SE 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66605 - MAP
Phone: (785) 267-1156
Web: www.snco.us