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In Shawnee County, the city of Topeka sits along the Kansas River. Incorporated in 1857 and designed after the city layout of Washington D. C., Topeka is the state’s capital. The city’s residential neighborhoods mix with commercial areas and sit adjacent to landmarks like Washburn University and the Capitol Building.
In the 66604 zip code is the neighborhood of Elmhurst. Elmhurst is bordered by Southwest 10th Street at the northern edge, and Southwest Huntoon Street on its south side. Its eastern boundary is Southwest Washburn Avenue; its western is Southwest Jewell Street. The neighborhood is a mix of residential homes and apartments, including the complexes along Southwest Garfield Avenue.
The residential blocks are lined with sidewalks and shade trees. The homes sit on modest but well-maintained lots, many within short walking distance to the Lowman Hill Elementary School on Southwest 11th Street. In addition, the medical complex that includes Stormont-Vail Healthcare, the Kansas Rehab Hospital, and the Select Specialty Hospital-Topeka is within walking distance of Elmhurst’s northern edge.
On the northeast corner of the Elmhurst neighborhood, on Southwest 10th Avenue, is the Topeka and Shawnee Public Library. Just to the west of the library on the same block is the Sabatini Art Gallery. It keeps the same hours as the library and is free to the public. It features rotating exhibits and is home to Topeka’s oldest public art collection.
Elmhurst is only a few blocks from Children’s Park. The city park features a playground, basketball court, and picnic facilities as well as gardens to stroll. About one mile south of Elmhurst is Chesney Park, which is home to one of the city’s three skate parks. It is the newest city skate park with a 5,000-square-foot lighted skating area. Chesney Park is three blocks east of Washburn University.