Let’s Tell a New Story

You can help reshape how Shawnee County sees itself

Where Memories
Are Made

The Parks For All Foundation helps change the way our community sees itself. With your dedicated support, the Foundation helps Topeka and Shawnee County provide family-friendly, healthy, progressive and safe outdoor spaces that are shared by everyone in the community. You can help us bring joy and vibrancy to the natural outdoor spaces our community loves.

You Can Make a Difference

By contributing to Parks For All Foundation, you can be part of visible, lasting change for everyone.

Lasting Legacies.
New Memories.

Made possible by generous community members, our projects create lasting legacies while nurturing a vibrant outdoor atmosphere that’s maintained by Shawnee County Parks + Recreation.

Upcoming Events

Parks For All sponsors our community’s most cherished traditions.

Kansas Tulip Time Festival at the Lake

Sunday, April 7

$5 suggested donation

The very popular festival returns to Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee again this year. Grab lunch from your favorite food truck, enjoy musical performances, visit the vendors, sit in on a Master Gardener class and, of course, stroll the gardens to view 60,000 tulips in bloom on a beautiful spring day.

Hosted by the Friends of Ted Ensley Gardens benefitting the Parks For All Foundation.

Tulips at Twilight

Friday, April 12-Sunday
Friday, April 28
7-10pm daily

$5 suggested donation

Becoming one of Topeka’s favorite special events, Tulips at Twilight, features more than 35 lighted displays including larger-than-life illuminated flowers and more than 40,000 multi-colored tulips in bloom. Bring a friend and stroll along lighted pathways. Enjoy live music and historic Old Prairie Town tours on Friday and Saturday evenings. The garden is open Sunday through Thursday for a more tranquil experience.

Hosted by the Friends of Ward-Meade benefitting the Parks For All Foundation.

Partnering Organizations