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Things To Do & See In North Central Kansas – #5

Things To Do & See In North Central Kansas
This post is part of a series of 12 posts featuring attractions from natural wonders to man made oddities and just about everything in-between; all of which you can find in North Central Kansas.

1 h 44 minutes from Alton, Kansas along US highway 24 E sits the town of Clay Center located in beautiful Clay county.clay_center_Kansas_zoo_IMG_3483

Tucked away below the trees in a low laying area of Clay Center, Kansas you will find Utility Park. Utility Park offers a shaded playground, gazebos, picnic areas, a walking trail, and a small free zoo.

The park is taken care of by the city’s public utilities department and has been a favorite stop for many generations. Public utility employees have spent many hours creating the playground, an impressive Christmas display, and the zoo itself. All without any tax funds being expended on maintaining the park.

clay_center_kansas_zoo_IMG_3460Much of the playground equipment has been donated by individuals and there are many dedicated volunteers that help with the zoo. The Zoo and Park are being expanded and will include the addition of a very nice walking trail. At the time of this post the zoo is undergoing a major fundraising feat to upgrade the facilities.

For more information visit their website. http://www.claycenter.info/cczoo.htmlclay_center_kansas_zoo_IMG_3512


Counties in North Central Kansas include: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Osborne, Republic, Russell, Saline, Smith, and Washington – These posts represent just a small sampling of what you can find in our part of the state; if you have visited our area please feel free to comment on the amazing wonders of Kansas that you have experienced.


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