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Baldwin City, Kansas

Baker University and Baldwin City Recreation Commission present the annual Community Wellness Festival this year that will run from 9am-noon. The event will be kick off with a 5-K run/walk, which costs $10 for individuals and $25 for families, and include other activities such as 70 exhibits, free screenings for: blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, vision and dental; screenings provided by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, drawings, and free t-shirts to the first 200 attendees along with free bicycle helmets for children as long as supplies last. The event is free to the public. Register for participation in events by March 30.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Baldwin, Historical Marker

Here, and for the next 300 miles west, Highway 56 roughly follows the old Santa Fe Trail, and frequently crosses it. White settlement began in this area in 1854, the year Kansas became a territory, and in 1855

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Grove and West Parks

Grove Park, Fremont and Third, and West Park, 11th and High, are tree-shaded city-owned parks equipped with children's playground areas with swings, slides, and other equipment.

Baldwin City, KS Parks


Women's Bridge

The native stone and brick bridge over Tauy Creek was erected in 1890 at the request of Baldwin's first female mayor, Lucy Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan, one of the nation's earliest woman mayors, and her all-female council distinguished themselves with community improvements such as this bridge "

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Baldwin Golf Course

The Baldwin Golf Association owns and operates a 9-hole sand green golf couse and clubhouse southeast of the corner of Main and College (southeast of Allen Park).

While the club is a membership operated facility, it is available to non-members and guests as well.

Baldwin City, KS Golf Courses

Things to do near Baldwin City, KS