Douglass Recreation Center

Plans & Development

The Douglass Recreation Center continues to move ahead with a new facility at the intersection of 10th Street and Fort Riley Boulevard in Douglass Park. It would house a basketball court, indoor elevated walking track, and other amenities.

We have worked with the community and the Douglass Center Advisory Board in selecting a final design concept for the Center and are looking for feedback. This recommendation was shared with the City Commission on May 7 for their recommendation for next steps. At that meeting, it was decided to approve the design for $4.5 million design that will include enough space to configure for a high-school regulation basketball court, two NCAA-size volleyball courts, 2 pickleball courts, a community room, a fitness room and an elevated three-lane track. 

Next Steps

The City will now begin the process for approval for final construction documents. The city is expected to put the project out to bid late this summer and review bids in September. Construction could start as soon as November, with a year-long construction process. 

Exterior Rendering Douglass Recreation Center Concept
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Survey Results

View the survey results from our community.

For more info: You may email Assistant Director, Wyatt Thompson or call 785-587-2767. You may also reach out to Douglass Community Center Director, David Baker at 785-587-2773.