Ottawa has its first Soccer Golf Course, installed in Kanza Park by the Ottawa Recreation Commission staff as a partnership with the City of Ottawa and Play Task Force. Earlier this year, with funds given during the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, the Task Force decided soccer golf could be a great new addition to the community. “It is a fun, new sport, allows for skill-building of soccer players, but also something the whole family can enj...oy,” said Fonda Rose, Task Force Chairperson.
The Play Task Force is launching Play Ottawa at play.ottawaks.gov as a place to keep up with the fun things happening in our parks and playgrounds. This site will also be used to help update the community on the goals of the Play Task Force and in particular the new Teen Park developments. “We want to be sure those surfing the web know we are working to improve play in Ottawa. In particular, we wanted a way for donors to easily support our Teen Park,” said Task Force Chairperson Fonda Rose.
Michelle Stegman began her job last week as the City of Ottawa’s new human resources director. Stegman comes to Ottawa after nearly nine years of service as the human resources director for the City of Garden City. “I am happy to be a part of the Ottawa community, and I had a great first week,” she said. “
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The City of Ottawa, along with Super Market Developers, is pleased to announce that the infrastructure portion of the new Price Chopper will begin next week on Monday, March 30. The project will result in the construction of 19th Street, between Princeton Circle and Princeton Street, with sidewalks, utilities, stormwater, and a connection to the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail.
Due to inclement weather on February 28 Travis Marvin postponed his concert. It has been rescheduled for Friday, July 10 at 8 PM (door open at 7). If you have already purchased tickets for the Feb 28th date those tickets are still good so hang onto them. If you would like to purchase tickets you may do so online at ticketfly or at the OMA box office located at 301 S Hickory St, Ottawa KS 66067 or by calling 785-242-8810.
This presentation is to promote Let’s Move! Child Care and encourage local early care and education providers to incorporate best practices for nutrition, physical activity and screen time into their program.
The Mayor of Ottawa, Linda Reed, is partnering with the Ottawa Play Task Force to launch a fun, spring campaign to get the community moving. Hopscotch figures will be painted or chalked at locations all around the community, such as the schools, hospital, city hall, and businesses around Ottawa.
The City of Ottawa’s Planning Commission reviewed the proposed Park Master Plan and held a public hearing. The chairperson for the Play Task Force committee spoke in favor of the plan. In 2007, PROS Consulting developed the original recreation and park master plan. In 2014, the City updated the documents creating a Parks Master Plan to enable an updated version on the parks and amenities the city provides. This plan provides strategic approach to the continuation and development of future parks and amenities for the next 5-10 years. The plan is a broad based strategic planning tool for the City that will guide the future of park and playground improvements, which ties back to the City Comprehensive Plan.
The City of Ottawa is looking to fill a vacant position on the Tree Advisory Board. Additional information about the board and an application may be found on the City’s webpage.