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Colby Parks Villa High Park is truly the "Oasis on the Plains". This park, consisting of 40 acres, was created in the late 1960`s with the aid of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Playground equipment, picnic shelters, disc golf and fishing can be accessed on the east side of south Highway #25 (Range Avenue).

Buffalo Park - There are 20 acres of land located between Pine and Cedar Streets on both the east and west sides of Franklin Avenue which makes up Buffalo Park. This area is an important drainageway through Colby when the community receives substantial rain; however, improvements include a playground and gazebo for use by citizens and visitors.

Young Memorial Park is 38 acres in the northeast part of Colby and is used primarily for baseball, softball, and soccer. This park is maintained by the City and the Recreation Department for the enjoyment of local citizens and as a host site for tournaments.


Come visit us in Colby, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Sod House

The sod house shows the ingenuity of the homesteaders. The late 19th century dwelling exhibits furniture, clothing and other artifacts of pioneer life on the prairie. Volunteers constructed the sod house in 1984. Sod blocks, 1 foot by 2 feet by 4

Colby, KS Pioneer History

Colby Community College

The Colby Community College is a huge asset to our community. The Cultural Arts Center is a hub for cultural presentations and art exhibits. Changing exhibits are also featured at the Prairie Museum of Art & History.

Colby, KS Colleges

Thomas County Courthouse

Built in 1906, Thomas County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Romanesque Revival style building is graced by the "Spirit of the Prairie"

Colby, KS Historic Courthouses

Colby Parks

Villa High Park is truly the "Oasis on the Plains". This park, consisting of 40 acres, was created in the late 1960`s with the aid of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Colby, KS Recreation

Things to do Recreation near Colby, KS

Quinter Recreation

9 Hole Golf Course with artificial greens Tennis Courts Outdoor Volleyball ...