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Gage Park, Topeka

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Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas is a city park of 210acres. It was established in 1899 and is one of the largest parks in Topeka. It features the Topeka Zoo, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, a miniature train of gauge, an outdoor theatre and the Reinisch Rose Garden. The 70-year-old rose garden is a very popular place for weddings and events, and also a place where serious horticultural work is done.Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church began their anti-gay crusade in 1991 with what they call "The Great Gage Park Decency Drive," seeking a crack down on alleged homosexuals cruising for sex in the park. At the time the church circulated a flyer "Gage Park Sodomite Rats Nest."In popular cultureGage Park was featured in the beginning of the 1997 Stephen King novel The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass.
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  • Gage Park is a bit of heaven here in Kansas. There is the Reinisch rose garden, the mini train, the Topeka Zoo, the Carousal and Blaisdell Pool along with the trails and shelter houses. We love to tak...  more »
  • It is a beautiful park that offers various events, you can travel on foot and see the variety of nature and flowers in different seasons, plus the Zoo is in this park! And for spring has spectacular gardens with tulips charity in the most spectacular colors! And for children or adults, it has a small very nice train ride!
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  • Great place for families. Zoo, swimming, train, carousel, and lovely picnic areas. Gage Park is a place to spend the day.  more »
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  • beautiful city park so much to see and do here they have something for everyone. very clean and safe park. a must to take the kids. they have summer concerts. free book give aways and a rose garden. you have got to check this place out
  • I have a 6 and 9 year old boys and they love it here. The variety of play areas is amazing, it's like having multiple parks in one place. The train is a nice relaxing way to cool down before we have to get in the car to go home. I've always wanted to use the little party house but I can't find who to contact for that. I wish it had more fences since it's surrounded by cara but since my kids are older it's not that big of an issue.
  • Gage Park is a beautiful facility with wide-open green spaces and plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors, right in the heart of the capital city. It's perfect for a quick outdoor lunch or for an afternoon of family fun. The adjacent Zoo gives even more opportunities for a family outing.
  • Always a fun place to go even in the winter. It's super fun during the summer time they have food they have little train kids can ride around the park and of course the zoo's right there and they got all the different animals at the park that the kids can play on to. Lots of benches for adults to sit it's a nice place to go always lots of people there the pools just right there as well
  • The park is great! There are fun things to do for families like the Discovery Center, Topeka Zoo, a carousel, a train, a pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The park’s big enough that you can find a quiet place to sit under the trees. The rose garden is also beautiful in the summer and fall.
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