Making tomorrow better by providing quality recreation programs and leisure opportunities for all generations.

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission currently meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30PM. Meetings will now be held at the TRC's office (521 E. 4th St.) unless otherwise noted. 

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission (TRC) was founded in 1967 by a group of dedicated citizens. Thanks to them, Tonganoxie now has services that are progressive for a town of this size. Present staff includes: Director Gayle Parker, Assistant Director Brad Eccles, Maintenance Supervisor Phil Jeannin, Doug Tate and Russ Kimberlin in maintenance. The Commission is presently expanding our traditional and non-traditional programming to accommodate our rapidly growing community. A five member administrative board volunteers their time to guide our progress and monitor growth.

The Commission exists to increase your leisure opportunities. We understand that the benefits reaped through recreation are endless. Participating in community recreation is not only fun, but also healthy and educational.

We encourage all ages and abilities to participate in some kind of recreational activity. It is our goal to facilitate programs, classes and events for every demographic within U.S.D. 464. We aim to get you moving, interacting, learning and playing. Take some leisure time and get involved with your Tonganoxie Recreation Commission.

Current Board Members:
Lisa Large, Chair
Ursula Kissinger
John Bretthauer
Ryan Brune
Josey Eastes


The Chieftain Park  project was completed in 2003 and stands as a testament to the dedicated and forward thinking Commission members, staff and supporters. Chieftain Park is a beautiful green space located on Main Street across from the Tonganoxie High School, off of HWY 24-40. Please stop by and check out your park!

We also manage the sports complex behind the LV Co. Fairgrounds.  This complex plays host to THS baseball/softball games, our youth leagues in the summer and adult softball in the spring/fall.  It features 1 baseball diamond with a grass infield and 6 baseball/softball diamonds along with 2 restroom/concession stand facilities.  The complex also features space for 6 youth soccer fields. A playground was added to the in the summer of 2013.

Chieftain's amenities include

  • Playground
  • Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Fields
  • Restrooms
  • Basketball Courts
  • Perimeter trail connecting to the VFW Park trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shelter House – Reservation Form >>