County #7: Comanche

Comanche County was next on our list.  We hit the county seat, the town of Coldwater, hungry and hot.  We quenched our thirst and hunger at this great pizza place called Dave’s Pizza Oven, which is right off of the main drag.  It was great!  The pizza was tasty and they had a room of … More County #7: Comanche

County #6: Clark

Clark County is home to the Big Basin Prairie Preserve, a beautiful native prairie with two large circular depressions or ‘sinkholes’ in the earth: Big Basin and Little Basin.   We ventured in to Little Basin, which is where St. Jacob’s Well is located, a pond that is said to never have gone dry.  One … More County #6: Clark

County #5: Meade

On our recent southwest Kansas trip, we traveled through and stayed in the town of Meade which is in Meade County.  They have a lovely city park with WPA-built shelter house, restrooms and playgrounds. They have a section of retro/old-school playground equipment which the boys gravitated to before hitting the more modern playset. I think … More County #5: Meade

County #4: Gray

Montezuma, a small town in south central Gray County, has a brand new park with parts still under construction. Weston was in heaven with all the climbing equipment, while I enjoyed tetherball! Just outside of town, you can visit the Gray County Wind Farm and see a windmill up close! It was breathtaking!

County #3: Haskell

We found a hidden gem of a playground in Sublette, located in Haskell County. This town with a population of 1,407 has probably the best park we’ve found on our adventures! We loved the rubber (pour-in-place) safety surface and that there was a miniature coordinating version for smaller kids. They also had a few of … More County #3: Haskell

County # 2: Finney

Our second Kansas county on our county quest was Finney County. Garden City is located in Finney and has loads of fun things to do. We first hit Finnup Park and were delighted to see an old rocketship, similar to the one in Wichita’s Riverside Park, still in operation. The boys were so excited to … More County # 2: Finney