Parks & Recreation Department

Parks and Recreation Announcement - In response to the COVID-19 situation and based on the updated Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommendation to prevent gatherings of more than 10 persons as of March 16, 2020, all Salina Parks & Recreation spring activities are canceled until further notice. 

These spring activities include, but not limited to: All Youth/Adult Sports Leagues, Tournaments, Salina Fieldhouse Practices/Rentals/Games, Senior/Adult/Youth/Therapeutic Recreational Programs, Lakewood Discovery Center Programs, Special Events, Neighborhood Center Rentals and Park Shelter Rentals.

The current status of available spring and summer programs are subject to change based on this quickly evolving health crisis.

The Salina Parks & Recreation Department will be issuing full/pro-rated (if applicable) refunds within the next 1-2 weeks.  Your patience and understanding during this time is appreciated.


The Salina Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing a wide variety of leisure-time opportunities and activities to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in our community. You and your family are invited to visit our 26 City parks featuring over 1000 acres of park land and a wide range of amenities. Spend an afternoon at the Municipal Golf Course, or participate in the numerous recreation programs offered for all ages and interests.

The Salina Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for managing and maintaining our nine divisions, the City park system, recreational programs and other public facilities. The Recreation Division is responsible for providing a year-round diversified recreation program for all citizens of Salina, including participation programs, community services and special events.

A wide variety of programming is provided for all ages and interests, with specific program areas offered for 50 Plus and Therapeutic Recreation. Other program areas include: aquatics, athletics, instructional, natural resources, performing and visual arts, and summer day camps. Click here to utilize our online registration feature. 

The Parks, Forestry and Downtown Divisions are responsible for maintaining park grounds and landscaping, as well as maintenance responsibilities in downtown Salina and on other public grounds, which include parkways and landscaped median strips. Over 60,000 flowers are planted annually in the parks system. A Tree Planting Cost Share Program and Suggested Tree List for the community has also been developed.

The Salina Parks & Recreation Department has several satellite office locations. The administrative offices are located in the City-County Building.

Quick Links

Visit our new, dedicated website and portal for all things Salina Parks and Recreation at

RecZone Sign-Up

Parks and Recreation Pricing and Revenue Policy

Online Catalog for Program Registration & Facility Availability

Bill Burke Outdoor Lightning Timer


Contact Information

City-County Building
300 West Ash St.
Room 100
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 309-5765

Chris Cotten
Director of Parks & Recreation

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.