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Father Padilla Park


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Father Padilla Park Father Padilla Memorial Park features a monument to Juan Padilla, who was killed in 1542. The shaded park has picnic facilities, playground facilities, gazebo, tennis court, basketball, nine-hole disc golf course, and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park's WPA-built swimming pool is free.

A historical marker placed along highway 77 just south of town explains the history of Father Padilla who came to the area now being the southern portions of Kansas to bring Christianity to the natives. He accompanied Spanish exporer, Coronado, a year earlier when the troop made its first journey to the area in search of legendary gold.



Address: 501 N. Broadway
Phone: 785-258-2360

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Fairgrounds Park

Fairgrounds Park, at the community's south end, has a miniature train for children to ride on summer evenings, along with baseball diamonds, playground, picnicking, and tennis courts. Nearby is the Railroad Museum, located in a historic baggage car.

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Father Padilla Historical Marker

FATHER JUAN DE PADILLA & QUIVIRA In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado marched north from Mexico with 300 Spaniards in search of "The Seven Golden Cities of Cibola."

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