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

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 & 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.

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Ursula Kissinger, John Bretthauer, Drew Johnson, David Frese, Lisa Large         Phil Jeannin, Brad Eccles, Russ Kimberlin, Gayle Parker


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 Fairground Ball Park which has 1 baseball diamond with a grass infield and 6 baseball/softball diamonds along with restrooms and a concession stand.  The Fairgrounds also features space for 6 youth soccer fields. A playground was added to the Fairgrounds in the summer of 2013.

Chieftain's amenities include

  • Playground
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Sand volleyball
  • Soccer fields
  • Restrooms
  • Perimeter trail connecting to the VFW Park trail
  • Picnic tables
  • Shelter House – Reservation Form >>