Water Works Park

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Address
610 S. Curtis Street

Location
The park is located off of Sheridan Street accessed from Harrison Street.

Park Shelter
Condition for use is first come, first served or reservations are available.
View the Park Shelter Guide or call 913-971-8563 for additional information.
Reserve this shelter online.

  • Four tables with seating for 32
  • Water fountain
  • Lights
  • Electricity

Additional Park Amenities

  • Playground
  • 1.5 mile walking trail loop
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Basketball goal
  • Two fishing lakes
  • Portable restroom

History
George B. Alger settled in Olathe in 1859. He was the first ice cream manufacturer in Olathe, operating it in the summer and converting it to an oyster parlor in the winter. He also was the first to deliver ice cream and ice to homes in Olathe. When he built the ice house, he also built the north pond at the City Water Works. 

Water Works Park includes 29 acres of land and 10 acres of water.  The park was dedicated in 1973.

 

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