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Lake Shawnee, Topeka

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  • Very beautiful! Wish we had more time here, but it was a chilly day. My favorite area was the part with the mini waterfalls and benches to sit and watch. :)  more »
  • I have visited the Ted Ensley gardens many times and the 4th of July fireworks show is also very nice. There's also biking and boating and many areas for kids to play. The Ensley gardens (which may be...  more »
  • Scenic walkways great trees and landscaped like a park, it is beautiful enough we had our granddaughter have her senior photoes taken I this area, all were impressed!  more »
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  • Did a bike ride all around the lake. The trail was in very good condition. There was one steep location on the south side that had a recessed drainage grate at the very bottom which caused my 5 year old to wipe out on his bike. The trail isn't too busy, and the south east side does not have much around it except for the golf course which is fenced off. The sidewalk on this side is separated from the street, 45th St, which is good because the speed limit is 45 mph. I would not ride it at night as there is not much in the way of light.
  • A hidden gem of Topeka. Well groomed with a nice concrete trail all the way around, but still natural. If you're there at the right time, you'll see blue heron, ducks, geese, and maybe even a bald eagle or two! Lots of playgrounds for the kids and shelterhouses for hosting parties. The Ted Ensley gardens are beautiful... a great place to propose to your girlfriend! ;)
  • Gorgeous lake with picnic areas and RV park. Nice paved paths to walk or ride on. Ensley Gardens is a special place. Take your whole family or go by yourself.. Any hour any day it's beautiful here.
  • An important pillar of Topeka. Not nearly as private as any of the other lakes in the area, and just a great place to be on a beautiful day. Go walking or running on the sidewalk trails, see the magnificent flower gardens, or just take a swim or boat ride. You really can't go wrong out at Lake Shawnee.
  • This is a very nice place to stay and not for a very expensive price! It's a fun way to spend time with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!