Abilene Parks and Recreation

Abilene Parks and Recreation


Pedal pull is on. Starting 9:30. Show barn.
This whole idea that you can not bring in your own water to the city pool is outrageous. Its 95 degrees outside. How are we suspose to keep our children hydrated. With a cooler their water can stay cold. Don't even start in with that water fountain. If I have to I will bring a cooler and leave it in my truck and have my kids drink cold water on the bench out front if it is such an inconvenience for the rec center.
Texas has some beautiful places to set up camp and enjoy a nice meal. Here’s one way to enjoy this scenic fall weather: http://bit.ly/2Eal9ow Abilene Parks and Recreation
This weekend is Abilene Parks and Recreation dance recital! Don't forget a bouquet for your favorite dancer! Prices start at $5 at The Flower Box.
Thank you for all the activities you offer! Everyone who attended our reunion in Abilene had a great time. We want to give special recognition to Old Town (Wild Bill's lecture on gun safety before the shoot-out was absorbed by our young ones and the can-can girls were favorites of the oldest to the youngest), Mr. K's Farmhouse (my nephew's favorite part of the day), the Dickinson County Museum and the carousel (friendly and knowledgeable staff).

The benefits are endless!

Abilene Kansas

The Abilene Recycling Center will reopen on Tuesday, May 19 at 9 a.m.

Details: https://www.abilenecityhall.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=358


2020 Dickinson County Survey

Please take a moment and fill out this important survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DKCO2020

This is a Community Perception Survey for the BCBS Pathways to A Healthy Community Grant. It takes about three minutes to complete.

The Quality of Life Coalition recognizes that these are extraordinary times. We are so proud of the work done in Dickinson County by the BCBSKS Pathways to a Healthy Community Grant. Without the inspiration and energy from leaders in every town in our county, we would not have new Community Gardens, some wonderful walking paths, healthy choices in several restaurants and grocery stores, exercise equipment or water bottle filling stations for staff, students and guests at our school districts, water bottle filling stations in a tobacco free environment at Memorial Health System, and improved chances for physical activity at many of our employers.

We can’t “touch” some of this success right at the moment, but it will be there long after the Covid-19 threat passes.
Your response to this survey will help guide our leadership team as we apply for another round of this generous grant opportunity.
Please pass this on to your contacts, email lists, and all your family who live in Dickinson County! Make your voice count.

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We are working on a plan to reopen and start certain activities and programs. We are following recommended guidelines from Kansas Parks & Recreation Association, while staying in line with state and county guidelines.

Through this week we are making decisions on youth baseball and softball in Abilene. As of now you can sign up for Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball. Dickinson County League baseball is still cancelled and the Abilene Baseball Club is working on a plan for baseball for that group of boys. We will not make a decision on T-Ball, Coach Pitch Baseball or Machine Pitch Baseball until later in May. Games will not start until June 15 as of now.

The Abilene Community Center continues to be closed to the public but we are in the office from 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday.

Please watch our page and email for our reopening plan that we are hoping to make available on Monday, May 11.

Abilene Kansas

From Abilene Public Works Department:

This week, Tuesday 5/5 through Friday 5/8, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm the former City Landfill on S. Cherry Street will be open for trees & brush ONLY and can be no larger than 12 inches in diameter.

Trash & construction debris will NOT be accepted at this time.

The Dickinson County Landfill is located at 2363 Jeep Road and their phone number is 263-7432.

[05/05/20]   The Twirling/Tumbling recital shirts are in. You may pick up Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Abilene Community Center. Upon arrival, call 263-7266 and we will meet you at the door. We are also working in the parks, so if you want to leave a message we will get back with you and set a time for you to get your shirt(s).

Abilene Kansas

Several residences and businesses recently received storm damage. As a reminder, anyone wanting to solicit work (roofing, clean up, etc.) must complete the City of Abilene's Solicitor or Canvasser License Application.

📍The license is online at: http://www.abilenecityhall.com/DocumentCenter/View/36/Solicitor-License?bidId=

📍In addition, please reference the Kansas Attorney General's Roofer Registration Search for a list of registered roofers in Good Standing.


We appreciate everyone's interest in helping, but we also want to keep our residents and businesses safe.

[04/30/20]   Don't forget tomorrow is May Day! Create your basket and fill it with flowers or goodies and make somebodies day!

How to make May Day Basket

How to make May Day Basket

May Day is this Friday, May 1st. We challenged you to make a basket and fill with flowers or other goodies. This is ours empty and filled and ready to go. Where is yours? Share a picture and inspire others.

Abilene Kansas

🚧 From Public Works: The west side of NW 7th St and N Buckeye Ave is temporarily closed. Please detour to Spruce and 6th.

[04/28/20]   We are issuing refunds for those who were signed up for Dickinson County League Baseball. This includes Mustangs, Broncos, and Ponys. Please let us know by May 18 if you would like your money credited to your account to use for a registration in the future OR if you would like a check mailed to you.
Please let us know by emailing back or calling us at 263-7266.

We have sent out the first wave of pen pals. We will be sending more in the coming days. Thank you again for being a part of this great program!!

If anyone else wants to be apart of this program just send us a message and we will get you on the list!!!

[04/28/20]   The Twirling/Tumbling recital shirts are in. You may pick up Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Abilene Community Center. Upon arrival, call 263-7266 and we will meet you at the door. We are also working in the parks, so if you want to leave a message we will get back with you and set a time for you to get your shirt(s).

Abilene Kansas

Please read this update from the Dickinson County Health Department regarding yesterday's second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dickinson County.

Document link: https://www.abilenecityhall.com/DocumentCenter/View/2983/Dickinson-County-Health-Department---04272020?bidId=

Thank you to all of you who have responded and want to be apart of our Pen Pal program! We have had a great response!! That shows how caring and connected our youth are!! We are gathering lists of Pen Pals and will reach out to you on Monday to let you know who your pen pal is. Thank you again for being a part of this great program!!

If anyone else wants to be apart of this program just send us a message and we will get you on the list!!!


We need kids!!!! We are starting an Intergenerational Pen Pal program where we are partnering with Abilene Place. We would love some kids who would want to be a pen pal with a resident at Abilene Place. You can write them letters, draw them pictures, make them crafts, etc...something to brighten their day during this time!! Let us know if you are interested and we will get you on the list. You can message us back or call us at 263-7266.

[04/21/20]   To all BASEBALL parents, players, and coaches,

Below is an email that we have received from the Dickinson County League Director to all community representatives.

To all Community Representatives:

As a board we have struggled with what is the "right thing" to do in these times we currently find ourselves. We have waited as long as we can at this point and have decided that the COVID-19 virus will make it impossible logistically for us to have an organized baseball season this year. Without knowing if or when we will even be able to resume normal activities we acknowledged that scheduling, fielding umpires, having practices, getting uniforms, and everything else that goes into making the season successful would be too difficult.

The DKLL board is very committed to giving kids an opportunity to play baseball in the summer and learn America's Past Time as they make friends. Which is why we will continue to monitor the situation. If an opportunity for an end of season round robin tournament or even just a few games are possible, we want to leave that option open. Also, we are encouraging all of our communities to reach out to other communities to scrimmage or just let kids be kids, when the time is right. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly.

Thank you,

Jed Smith - DKLL President


We would like to assure you, that Abilene Parks & Recreation will do everything we can to try to have baseball for our youth in Abilene, whether it is baseball clinics, scrimmages, pick up games, etc.

We will issue refunds to your account to use toward a registration in the future, unless otherwise requested.

Machine Pitch, Coach Pitch, T-Ball and Dickinson County League Softball are still continuing as of now.

As always, we will continue to keep you posted as new information is released.

We have our May Day basket ready to be filled with flowers. Have you made yours yet? Ours is made with a piece of paper and ribbon. You can create one from things you have around your house. Our challenge to you is to make a basket for May Day, May 1st. On May 1st you fill your basket with flowers (real or paper), candy, or a filling of your choice. Place your filled basket on someone's door handle to brighten their day and to celebrate May Day! Please take a picture of your May Day basket if you created one or if you have received one. We would love to see the baskets!

Abilene Baseball Club

Due to current restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abilene Shootout home baseball tournament scheduled for Saturday May 9th, 2020 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Although our tournament has been cancelled, we continue to have Hope of playing baseball this season.

Hello All! We hope you and your family are doing well during this time! We are back to work in the office Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00pm. We have the phones turned on and are ready for your calls. We will also be helping in the parks at times, so in that case the phones will be off. Please leave us a message and we will get back with you!
The Abilene Community Center will remain closed to the public at this time. We sure miss all of our visitors that come walk, play pickleball, exercise or just come in to play basketball or volleyball! We will be so happy to see you once we are able to open the doors!

We have cancelled activities and rentals through the end of May. These include Dance and Dance Recital, Optimist Track Meet, Little Athlete Baseball, Little Sprouts Gardening, and Abilene Community Center Rentals. Refunds will be issued to your ActiveNet account to use for future registrations, unless otherwise requested.

At this time we continue to extend the deadline for baseball, softball and t-ball. Continue to watch for emails and our page for this information.

We know this is a difficult time. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We are excited to start back to our activities as soon as it is safe to. Watch our page for fun challenges that you can do with your family and share with us.

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Kansas Recreation and Park Association

Parks and greenspace are extremely essential to our physical and mental health. Please remember to follow your parks' rules and recommendations to keep our communities safe.

Abilene Kansas


We are currently seeking Lifeguards for the Abilene pool (Must be 16 by May 24)
Please submit your application to:
Abilene Parks & Recreation
1020 NW 8th St.
Abilene, KS 67410
abilenecityhall.com or [email protected]

Our Peep House waiting for the peep. Where is yours?


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Eisenhower Foundation

While we can’t hold the annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum with Abilene Parks and Recreation this year, here are two coloring sheets that your kiddos might enjoy. We would love to see the colorful creations our community children make, so please share!

The Easter Bunny stopped by for a few pictures. Please feel free to use these pictures to create your Easter pictures this year.


Abilene Parks & Recreation

We hope you all are doing well during this difficult time. We also know we don't know what the next few months hold for any of us, so we want to keep you up to date on our end. All activities that were scheduled in April have been cancelled. All refunds have be credited to accounts to use for something in the future, unless otherwise requested. We will keep you updated each week of activities happening in May.

Youth Baseball and Softball League Sign ups:

We are just extending the deadline for now on all youth baseball and softball league sign ups. This includes Sr. Babe Ruth, Pony, Bronco, Mustang, Machine Pitch, Coach Pitch, T-Ball and all Abilene Girls Fastpitch Softball. The showcase for Mustangs and Broncos will be rescheduled at a later date.

Jr. Cowboy Tackle Football registrations for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders (2020-2021 School Year) are also being accepted. The deadline for that is Friday, May 29.

You can still sign up for swim lessons, swim team and any of our summer camps this summer!

If you would like to sign up you can do that online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

or you can call and leave us a message at 263-7266. Our office staff is still working from home, but can assist with registrations. You can also email staff with any questions. Those emails are listed below. The Abilene Community Center is closed through April 19 as of now.

The attached link is to our current program guide if you want to look ahead at summer activities.


Kellee Timbrook - [email protected]

Angie Wilkins - [email protected]

Kimberly Mooney - [email protected]


[04/04/20]   This is just a reminder that the Mustang and Bronco Showcase and Parent Meeting, scheduled for Sunday, April 5 is postponed until further notice. We will get word out when it is clear to have this.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!


Abilene Parks & Recreation

With the unknown situation with COVID-19, we are still taking enrollments for softball and baseball. We still have deadlines to meet to move on toward the season. We are not in the office, but you can sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

If you have questions, you can email Kellee or Angie at [email protected] or [email protected]


[03/25/20]   Staying active is important during this time. Share pictures of what you and your family are doing to stay active.


Abilene Parks & Recreation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abilene City Commission has made the decision to temporarily relieve all non-essential City staff from their duties effective Tuesday, March 24th, 2020.

For Abilene Parks & Recreation...
If you need assistance, have questions, or would like to sign up for a future activity or program please use the following methods.

Kellee Timbrook [email protected]
Angie Wilkins [email protected]
Kimberly Mooney [email protected]

Phone: Kellee Timbrook 200-4732

Active Net Registration Site:

You can also watch our page for more updates!!

Thank you!
Abilene Parks & Recreation Staff


[03/23/20]   We have cancelled activities and programs through the end of April. This includes, but is not limited to, Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Soccer, Wee Tumbling, Little Athlete Track, Garden Talk with Joy, Adult Volleyball, Pickle Ball, Strong People Exercise Class. If a refund is applicable, we will refund your account to use in the future for an Abilene Parks & Recreation program.

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