Special Events

Tonganoxie Water Park Info  More Info>>
The pool located at 221 S. Main in Tonganoxie is owned and operated by the City of Tonganoxie.  

Summer Kickoff Party - 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us in Chieftain Park as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  There will be lots of fun activities for the whole family as well as free hot dogs and drinks.  Don't forget dessert.  The Kona Ice Truck will be on hand from 6-7PM for free snow cones.  TES Art Teacher Kristin Gantz will have a free make & take craft booth set up.  Try out our giant hamster ball arena!
When:  Saturday, June 3
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  5-7PM
Program Fee:  Free.  No registration required.
Weather Hotline:  913-845-3502 or www.tongierec.org

Wall of Fame Ceremony
We'll honor those who have gone above and beyond to make the Recreation Commission what it is today and honor our newest member Larry Meadows.  Larry was instrumental in the development of Chieftain Park, he donated equipment and hosted our Digger Dan special event and has volunteered in numerous other projects.
When:  Saturday, June 3
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  6PM

Silly Critter Pet Show  Register>>  Print Fom>>
The silliness is back!  Register your favorite critter or just come and enjoy the show.  Categories will include Cutest, Best Dressed, Best Trick and Fluffiest.
When:  Saturday, June 3
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  6:30PM
Registration Fee:  $5 (Proceeds benefit Have A Heart)

Tonganoxie Days
Join your neighbors and friends for a fun day of continuous entertainment and fun for the whole family.  Arts & crafts, antiques, games, live music and more.  
When:  Saturday, June 10
Where:  Downtown Tonganoxie

Tonganoxie Public Library's 30th Annual Library Run
Support the Tonganoxie Public Library by running a 5K or a 10K in a chip-timed race on a USATF cerftified course.  Not a runner? No worries.  You can walk the 5K course.  The race and walk are open to all ages.  Registration forms available at the rec office and the library or register online through www.tonganoxielibrary.org.
When:  Saturday, June 10
Time:  7:30AM
Race Day Registration begins at 6AM
Fee:  $25 per runner (+$10 for each additional family member) if registered by May 15.  Race packet and t-shirt not guaranteed after May 15.
Early packet pickup at Tonganoxie Library on June 9
For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact David Frese at 913-369-5610.

LMH's Summer Spray 5K  Register>>
As you run or walk on a USATF certified course, prepare to be sprinkled, squirted, splashed and sprayed - All for fun and 2 great causes.  Half of the proceeds will support one of the nation's 100 top hospitals, the other half will go back into the community through wellness grants.  
When:  Saturday, July 15
Where:  Begins at Family Medicine of Tongananoxie (410 Woodfield Dr)
Time:  Race begins at 7:30AM
Registration:  Register online at www.lmhendowment.org

Ice Cream Social  
Hit the sundae bar while getting to know your neighbors & enjoying Chieftain Park.  It is always a blast.  Hope to see you there.
When:  Sunday, August 27
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  7PM
Program Fee:  Free.  No registration required.
Weather Hotline:  913-845-3502 or www.tongierec.org.