Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation


Chris Komarek

City Administrator | Email

104 East Second Street
Ellinwood, KS  67526

Ph: (620) 564-3161
Fx: (620) 564-3375


Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 4:00 pm


City Park

The City Park is located at the corner of 6th & Fritz in Ellinwood.  A park shelter is available for family and social gatherings.  The park shelter use is on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved.  Playground equipment is available to play on.  A basketball court is also available to use.  The swimming pool is adjacent to the city park.

Wolf Park & Bandshell

The Wolf Park & Bandshell is located at 2nd and Main in Ellinwood.  The Bandshell is on the National Register of Historical Places.  The bandshell has been used for concerts, musical productions, school and recreational activities.  Wolf Park is also used during the After Harvest Festival for the kid’s fair and vendor booths after the parade.

Wolf Pond & RV Park

The Wolf Pond & RV Park is located on the south side of Highway 56 (Santa Fe & Fritz) in Ellinwood.  Wolf Pond is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts.  Wolf Pond is also home to the Annual Fishing Derby held during the After Harvest Festival in July.  The RV Park has four sites available for rent.  Each site has water and electric hook-ups, (20/30/50).  Sites overlook Wolf Pond and this area is the gateway to two national wetland refuges.

The hook-up fee is $8.00 per day.  Payment can be made onsite or at the City Office located at 104 East 2nd in Ellinwood.

Pohlman Park

The Pohlman Park is located at the intersection of Humbolt and Pohlman Streets.  Pohlman Park has playground equipment for children to play on.  There is a covered shelter with a picnic table available.  There is also a basketball court available.


The Ellinwood Recreation Department provided recreation programs for many years.  In November 2012, the city council was approached about the formation of a joint recreation commission with USD 355. A motion was passed by the council to support the formation and a recreation commission board was formed.  In April 2013, this matter was placed on the ballot and approved by voters.  The Ellinwood Recreation Commission was formed on January 20, 2014.

The recreation office is located on the lower level of Sunflower Bank.


The Ellinwood Recreation Commission offers a wide variety of recreational programming for youth and adults.  For more information on Ellinwood Recreation Commission programs, please contact the Recreation Director at (620) 566-7323.

Field Reservations

The City of Ellinwood has a number of fields available for reservation through the Recreation Commission at 13 North Main. For additional questions on policies and fees, or for availability information, please call (620) 566-7323.

The Recreation Commission has priority on the fields. Availability of these fields are dependent upon the fields being used by the Recreation Commission.

Sponsorship Opportunties

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission solicits sponsors for our youth recreation programs.  For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Alex Birney at (620) 566-7323 or email Alex at  Thank you for your continued support of our recreation programs.