An abundance of quail, ducks, dove, pheasants, turkey, and deer provide sport for the hunter; numerous area lakes provide exciting fishing as well as the opportunity for boating, skiing, and other sports.
Many of the community events center around the three city parks. The Swimming Pool Park is a great site for community picnics, with the pool and lighted tennis courts adding recreational facilities for all to use. Fairview Park is a recently completed children's playground, which has a gazebo for relaxing and playground equipment on a large lot. The oldest and most charming park is located in the heart of the city. This picturesque park is a hub of activity from sledding on the hills in the winter to playing basketball, volleyball and rollerblading during warmer weather.
Special events also utilize the City Park area. The opening of the Christmas season begins with the park lighting during an evening early in December. White lights ouline the large gazebo, swinging bridge, Santa's Workshop (shelter house), and many pine trees. Each year more lights are added to the decorations. It truly becomes a winter wonderland. Families gather for the festive evening of holiday music, refreshments, drawings and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.
The park is also the site of the Fourth of July "Sparkler Jamboree," Games, food booths, talent show and musical entertainment all add up to a fun-packed day. In the evening, the activities move to the Swimming Pool Park, and then on to the beautiful Ringneck Stadium for the fireworks display. July 4th is a truly secial day for Hill Citians and their guests.
Hill City is very proud of the new four-plex ballfield, which was recently completed. Because of the complex Hill City has been the site of several regional softball tournaments. These events bring many visitors to enjoy the first-class facility and the hospitality of the community.
The beautiful Webster and Sebelius state lakes within 45 minuters of Hill City give the outdoorsman a great experience.
The hot summer day can be enjoyed at the Hill City swimming pool at the west city park or taking in a ball game at the baseball complex that is scheduled with area tournaments for all ages.
A simple stroll through the streets of Hill City will not only give you a bit of exercise but also a feel for the heritage and western Kansas hospitality found in Hill City.
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