Discover Dornwood Day, Saturday, October 20, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Dornwood Park.

Hundreds of volunteers have spent the past several months cleaning up the Dornwood Park nature area.  A diverse group of interested citizens from area Neighborhood Improvement Associations, local schools, mountain bike enthusiasts, baseball and softball teams, Topeka Audubon Society, hikers, nature lovers, Shawnee County Parks & Recreation, and SCPR Foundation have teamed up to bring back Dornwood Park to its former glory. This 128 acre park offers space for all of these special interest community groups to enjoy quality of life outdoors in our community.

Saturday’s event will include tethered hot air balloon in the morning, girl’s softball exhibition game followed by boy’s baseball exhibition game, hiking trails and opportunities to adopt one of 50 bird houses. Various activities run until 3:30 PM. Families attending are encouraged to adopt a birdhouse Saturday. Please fill out the form here to register to adopt a birdhouse. The birdhouses were built and painted by volunteers.   The materials for the birdhouses were supplied by Lowe’s.

A concession will be operated by the Highland Park Baseball Association serving pulled pork sandwiches and grilled hamburgers, chips and soft drinks.  Kettle Corn and Nathan’s Hot Dogs will also be available.

Memberships to Friends of Dornwood available and donations accepted.

Sponsors for the Discover Dornwood Day are: