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Parks and Lakes

Parks and Lakes of Douglas County

Wells Overlook

Wells Overlook

Wells Park was donated in 1971 to Douglas County by William Wells. The park is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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Robinson Park

Robinson Park

Robinson Park is located on the north side of 6th Street, between the south ends of the Massachusetts Street and Vermont Street bridges in the City of Lawrence.

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Lone Star Lake Park

Lone Star Lake

Lone Star Lake Park is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Lawrence. It was built in the early 1930's by the Civilian Lone Star Lake Park Conservation Corps (CCC).

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Ivan Boyd Prairie Reserve

Ivan Boyd Prairie Reserve

Ivan Boyd Prairie Preserve contains some of the best preserved and managed native prairie in Douglas County, Kansas.

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Chicken Creek Arch Park

Chicken Creek Arch Park

The historic arch is located ½ mile east and 1 1/4 miles south of the town of Lone Star at 780 E. 850 Road. The arch was built in 1913 by B.F. Metsker and I. Babb.

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Broken Arrow Park

Broken Arrow Park

Located at the intersection of 31st and Louisiana Streets in the City of Lawrence, Broken Arrow Park is maintained jointly by Douglas County and the city of Lawrence.

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Black Jack Nature Park

Blue Mound

Located on US 56 Highway, approximately three miles east of Baldwin City, the Black Jack Ruts/Ivan Boyd Prairie is owned by Douglas County and maintained by the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of Douglas County and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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