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The Peabody City Park is located at the West end of Second Street. The park has playground equipment, picnic areas, the municipal swimming pool, the Jr/Sr High School football field and is home to the annual Fourth of July celebration.

The City Park has an interesting history. The Peabody City Park was first owned by the Marion County Fair Association. The State Fair was held on the grounds in 1885. There was an exhibition hall built with three wings and a race track equal to none other in Kansas. The grandstand would seat 2,000 people. Dining services and food to feed 10,000 people each day were brought from Emporia by train.

Santa Fe Park is located at the South end of Walnut. The park has picnic areas and a gazebo which hosts summer concerts. The park is also home to the Doyle Valley Farmer's Market, held every Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Mission of Peabody-Burns Recreation Commission is to provide recreational opportunities and services to the patrons of Unified School District #398 for the enjoyment of recreational activities.

Peabody Recreation Commission Board of Directors 

President: Greg Jones, Peabody 620-983-2906
Vice President: Beth Peter, Peabody 620-983-2485
Member: Barbara Anderson, Burns 620-726-5696
Member: Erik Barnes, Peabody 620-983-2751
Member: Sheri Lewis, Peabody 620-983-2724