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Summertime in Douglas County


The routine of the traditional school year creates built-in activities, relieving many from the need to seek sources of engagement and involvment for kids. Summer has arrived with all of its sunshine and free time and the school day rhythm is gone. Here are some ways to fill the days close to home.

Local Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Aquatic Center

Splash Pad

Prairie Park Nature Center

Baker Wetlands

Lawrence Parks and Trails

Topeka Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

Local Indoor Activities

Lawrence Public Library

Indoor Aquatic Center

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

KU Natural History Museum

Hollywood Theaters

Royal Crest Bowling Alley

Sunfire Ceramics

Up and Away Indoor Play

Watkins Museum of History

Local Online Resources

Sunflower Summer

Other Local Summer Supports

Lawrence Transit

Free School Lunch for Kids

Two young boys sitting in yellow chairs each eating a slice of watermelon outside
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