Northeast Community Park

Once used for farming, this site became the community park it is today with the help of several neighborhood and conservation groups. Just over half of the site is dedicated to manicured, turf park activities, while the remainder is used for a native prairie grass exhibit.


Northeast Community Park has two practice soccer and baseball/softball fields, a maintenance building with public restrooms, a two-mile walking trail, and a picnic shelter with six picnic tables. The park trail connects to the Linear Trail via a suspension bridge.

Hours and Reservations

Practice sports fields are on a first-come basis. Reservations are taken for the park shelter at Northeast Community Park by calling MPRD at 785-587-2754. Use is on a first-come, first-served basis if there are no reservations.

For information on other facilities to reserve, see:
Facility, Field, Court and Shelter Reservation Forms

A baseball field at Northeast Community Park

Size: 79 acres
Purchased: 1997
Dedicated: May 29, 2003
Location: 680 Knox Lane

Park Amenities

  • 20-foot by 34-foot picnic shelter with six tables (several ADA accessible)
  • ADA parking cooking grill and water faucet
  • Pedestal drinking fountain
  • Public restrooms in the northeast corner of the park, with a drinking fountain
  • Walking trail and benches
  • Playground