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Topeka, the capital city of Kansas, is located in Shawnee County about sixty miles west of Kansas City. Incorporated in 1857, Topeka was made the state capital in 1861 after Kansas was admitted to the union. The city of 124,000 is home to museums, historical sites, 131 parks, and a thriving arts community.
One block northeast of Topeka’s Washburn University is the neighborhood of Central Park. Central Park is bordered by Southwest Huntoon Street on the north, Southwest Topeka Boulevard on the east, and Southwest Washburn Avenue on the west.
Central Park is a neighborhood mixed with residential homes and apartments, schools, churches, local businesses, and a city park. Its streets are lined with sidewalks, mature trees, and modest but neatly maintained lots. The area is adjacent to Topeka’s historic Holliday Park.
In the heart of Central Park is its community park, also named Central Park. A large park accessible on foot from the neighborhood residences, Central Park is scenic with plenty of shade trees and a fishing pond. There is a playground, facilities for picnics, and nine lighted tennis courts located behind the Robinson Middle School. Its community center is off Southwest Clay Street. The center features art, game, and weight rooms and holds programs for all ages.
Outside the Central Park neighborhood about three miles is Gage Park. The Topeka Zoo is in the heart of Gage Park and is home to more than 380 animals. For more family fun, there is hiking and biking along the Shunga Trail, which travels from the northeast corner of the city to the southwest. Access to the trail can be found in Shunga Glen Park a few blocks south of Central Park.
The neighborhood of Central Park is less than one mile south of the Kansas State Capitol Building and downtown Topeka.