Parks and Recreation
Features: Children’s Playground Equipment, Horseshoe Pits, Old Pleasanton Bandstand, Picnic Tables, Electric & Water Service Available, Linn County Museum is located in the Park.
The site for the annual Christmas in the Park Celebration held in December.
You can reserve the shelter house and/or gazebo by contacting City Hall, filling out an application and paying a $25.00 refundable deposit. After your event, if the park is left in order your deposit will be refunded.
Mound City, KS
To Contact the Fair Association:
Linn County Fair Association
P.O. Box 225
Mound City, KS 66056
In the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the U.S.
The Marina has groceries, fishing supplies, live bait, fishing and hunting licenses, and big game tags. Cabins are available for rent all year. Make a reservation by calling the Park. Campsites are available on a first come first serve basis. The park has a shower house with a laundry room. There is 1 large shelter house and 1 small shelter house. Call the park to reserve a shelter house. Duck and goose hunting is permitted on the lake only from boats.
Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area (7,654 ac) lies in the floodplain of the Marais des Cygnes River and is unique for its quantity of managed wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest. The array of wetland units are managed for a diversity of habitat types, producing abundant food and cover for migratory waterfowl and other wetland species. In general, wetlands are dewatered in the spring and reflooded in the fall with water pumped from the river.
One of the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War (and the largest west of the Mississippi River) was fought at the Mine Creek Battlefield in Kansas on October 25, 1864 near present day Pleasanton when 2,500 Union soldiers defeated nearly 3 times that number of Confederate soldiers.
Outside of Centerville
St. Philippine Duchesne Historical and Memorial Park near Centerville, Kansas was the location of St. Mary’s Mission, which was also known as Sugar Creek Mission. It was established in 1838 by the United States government as a destination for the forced moving of nearly 900 Potawatomi Indians from Michigan & northern Indiana on a march known as “The Trail of Death.” The 660 mile walk took 2 months and more than 40 died, mostly children. The party joined other Potawatomi from the Great Lakes region. Over 600 died during the 10 years of Sugar Creek Mission’s existence and they are buried at the mission.