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Lewis-Young Park

Features

  1. 18-hole disc golf coming late 2020
  2. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  3. Fishing
  4. Flag Football Fields
  5. Grill
  6. Observatory
  7. Parking
  8. Picnic Areas
  9. Picnic Shelters
  10. Picnic Tables
  11. Playground
  12. Restrooms
  13. Soccer Fields
  14. Trails-natural & 1.5-mile paved trail

The 220-acre Lewis-Young Park was gifted to the City of Louisburg in 1976 or 1977, historical city records have conflicting dates. Esther E. Young, a life-long Louisburg resident, gave the land to the city as part of her estate. Mayor J.T. McGuirk and Council members, Leonard Shea, Dean Larsen, Jimmie S. Cain, Sam Cook and R.G. Criss, accepted the gift on behalf of the City.  The bequest was subject to the City operating the land as a park for the enjoyment for area residents, and Ms. Young indicated the name of the park should be “Lewis-Young Park.”

Lewis-Young Park offers soccer, baseball, softball and flag football fields along with wooded trails and a 1.5-mile paved trail, shelters, BBQ grills, a fishing lake, playground, seasonal restrooms and open field areas that can accommodate the smallest or largest of events. A 18-hole quick-play disc golf course should be complete in late 2020. Field reservations may be obtained by calling the Louisburg Recreation Commission at 913-837-1910. Other park amenities may be reserved through the City's Parks Reservation page. Hot air ballooners are welcome to launch in the native grass reserve area located south of the main entrance.

The park is also home to the spectacular Powell Observatory that is operated with national acclaim by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. The main entrance of the park is located on Jingo Road, one mile north of 271st Street.



Subfacilities

  1. Powell Observatory

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