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Grove and West Parks


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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.


Located at Grove park is also the Municipal Swimming Pool which is open to the public from Memorial Day each spring to Labor Day each fall. Shelterhouses and picnicking facilities are provided at the parks.


The Dr. Ivan Boyd Memorial Scout Cabin, Home of the Baldwin Boy Scouts, stands in the northwest corner of Grove Park.


Come visit us in Baldwin City, Kansas

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Battle of Black Jack

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Douglas State Lake

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Palmyra Post Office

Located at the Old Castle Complex is the Palmyra Post Office and Blood's Grocery which opened in 1857. Originally located north of the highway on the Santa Fe Trail, it served travelers on the trail and the pioneer community of Palmyra, the original townsite later to become Baldwin City.

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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

Old Castle Museum Complex

The 3-story native sandstone Castle was the first home of Baker University, Kansas' oldest 4-year college. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , it was built in 1857 and 1858, at a cost of $3,200 and includes native wood - mostly walnut - woodwork. It provided a "

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