The Parks For All Foundation is pleased to feature the most prominent stewards of Shawnee County outdoor spaces that we all enjoy and benefit from.
The Bettis Family
Jerold and Joan Binkley
For 22 years, the Binkley’s shared their personal gardens with Topeka visitors. Over time, it was Jerold’s greatest desire to create an ongoing county-wide event that featured the flower he loved so well. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s annual Tulip Time Festival has since become an tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the nation.
Dick and Dotty Hanger
Dick Hanger served as Shawnee County Commissioner from the Third District from 1960 to 1968, a time that saw the creation of the Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, the construction of the Shawnee County Courthouse, and the development of Lake Shawnee as a public park. The Lake Shawnee Junior Pond and the Lake Shawnee Golf Course were also constructed during his tenure.
The Jerry Robertson Baseball Field is a first-class baseball facility designed for high school and college players. Available for use from March through October, the field features artificial turf in the infield and warning track areas. A natural grass outfield, professional lighting, batting cages and field dugouts have been provided by Shawnee County Parks + Recreation.
You can make a difference in your community by supporting endowment funds and legacy projects that are supported by Parks For All Foundation.