CITY OF COLDWATER
PARKS AND RECREATION


Lake Coldwater

Lake Coldwater is the only city, county, or state lake in southwest Kansas that permits water-related sports. It is a 250 acre man-made lake in a 930 acre park within the Coldwater City limits.

Utilized by people from a large area of Kansas and Oklahoma, the lake provides ample facilities and opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, bird watching and camping. Those with campers and trailers will find adequate campsites with water and electric hookups, as well as sanitary facilities at various points around the lake. Other camping and picnic areas have been built within the park, with more being added each year.

Fisherman come to try their luck with the ever-elusive wipers and catfish. The lake is owned and operated by the City of Coldwater. Annual fish stocking is handled by the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission.

There were two major additions at the park in 2002. A nature trail was added at the south end of the park and a two diamond ball park, with associated facilities, was added just to the south of the park entrance.


SCHEDULE OF FEES AT LAKE COLDWATER

(fees do not include use of ball fields or golf course)

AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2009 LAKE COLDWATER WILL BEGIN WINTER RATES, SEE BELOW:

ACTIVITY

3-DAY PERMIT

SEASON PERMIT

1. Annual Vehicle Permits 

$5

$15

2. Boats$25$75

3. Jet Ski

$35

$125.00

4. Sailboats

$10

$30

5.Golf Cart Lake License Agreement + Annual Permit   $30
1 through 3 include driving in the park, sightseeing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and non-powered boats or boats under 10 horse power.
The above boat fees & jet ski fees include one vehicle permit. 

Fees for additional vehicles in the same household are:

2nd Vehicle -  $10

3rd Vehicle -  $10

4th Vehicle -  $15

5th Vehicle -  $10

Camping fees:  

$20.00 per night with electric, water & sewer hookups

$18.00 per night with electric & water hookups

$12.50 per night for camper without hookups

$10.00 per night for tent camping

Monthly camping is $250 per month, 30 consecutive days or more, for water and electric hookups; $275 per month for water, electric and sewer hookups (west sites numbered D-1 to D-17, inclusive.); $175.00 per month for camper without hookups; $150.00 per month for tent camping.

NOVEMBER 1, 2009 COLDWATER LAKE WILL BEGIN WINTER RATES AS FOLLOWS:

**Long Term Rentals (30 days or more)

                 *Must be on metered site

                 *Water/Electricity - $200.00 per month plus cost of electricity

                 *Full Hookup (Section D) - $225.00 per month plus cost of electricity

**Short Term Rentals

                  *Water/Electricity - $20.00 per night

                  *Full Hookup - $22.00 per night

 

ALL CAMPING FROM 11/1/09 THROUGH 3/30/09 WILL BE IN THE FULL- HOOKUP SECTION (SECTION D).

Shelter Rates:                                                                                                            No Charge for small shelters - no reservations taken (first come, first served)

$40 per day for large shelter - RESERVATION ONLY

Users must affix Lake Vehicle Permit stickers in the lower left corner of windshield and Boat Permit stickers on boat trailer.

IF LAKE PERMITS ARE ORDERED BY MAIL, PLEASE INCLUDE SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE TO PO Box 743, Coldwater, KS 67029



City Parks

Coldwater City Parks..........for life the way it should be!

A place for family fun.

The oldest and largest city park is located two blocks west of Central between 1st and 2nd Street. This Coldwater City Park is a great place for family picnics. Big, old shade trees provide relief from the hot summer sun. The park also has the city swimming pool. The pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Tuesday through Saturday. Swimming lessons are offered each season. Family or individual swim passes may be purchased at the Swimming Pool Office or City Hall on Main Street.

The newest attraction to this city park is a regulation size basketball court, fenced and lighted for night use.

The park has playground equipment for the young and young at heart. It is large enough for croquet, horseshoes, or a game of tag. There are restrooms on the park grounds, two picnic shelters and grills, electrical outlets for public use and free parking all around the park.

There are additional plans to renovate this city park. Those plans include additional picnic facilities, a lighted sidewalk, wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs, new park benches, and new playground equipment.

In 2003 the City added a new, smaller park three blocks north of Central between Walnut and Maple Street. The site is that of the former Coldwater Grade School. The land was privately purchased and then donated to the city with the intended and promised use to be that of a children's playground.

New playground equipment was installed in the spring of 2003, and new trees have been placed within the park.

Other plans for the park are a lighted sidewalk, free parking, a possible skate park or volleyball pit, a gazebo and landscaping.

Additionally, the City has Heritage Memorial Park on Main street and our newly completed Baseball Park by Coldwater Lake.

Donations for or purchase of a tree for our City Parks can be done by contacting the City Hall on Main Street.

Come visit us and enjoy our outdoor recreation facilities.



Heritage Memorial Park

Heritage Memorial Park was established in downtown Coldwater and is dedicated to those from Comanche County who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.




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