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Recreation

Choose to enjoy your free time with plenty of options in Ottawa County. Enjoy hiking trails, parks, Solomon River, disc golf, Rock City, Ottawa County Lake, hunting, fishing, and more.

The Seed at The FARM

Young and old alike will enjoy this special and fun environment featuring 10-person foosball, shuffleboard, pool, and so much more.

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Bennington Public Pool

415 North Putnam Street, Bennington, KS 67422 785-488-3388

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Minneapolis Public Pool

135 South Mill Street, Minneapolis, KS 67467

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Minneapolis Golf Course 

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Markley Grove Park – Disk Golf 

135 South Mill Street, Minneapolis, KS 67467 785-392-2176

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Rock City Park

1051 Ivy Road, Minneapolis, KS 67467 785-392-2092

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Ottawa County State Lake 

1079 North 190th Rd, Minneapolis, KS 67467 

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Antelope Park

427 North Putnam Street, Bennington, KS 67422 

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR KIDS

Choose high-quality childcare in Ottawa County. Childcare is a vital part of every community. We offer in-home daycare and various community groups, such as Parents as Teachers, that work to provide engagement opportunities for childcare groups. A childcare center in Bennington was recently opened to provide childcare and early childhood education.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Choose to live in a community that balances affordability and accessibility. Just a few miles north of Salina, Ottawa County offers the comfort of small-town living while offering easy accessibility to larger retailers and amenities. When searching for your new home, we have affordable options for all stages of life. Choose between historic homes in cozy neighborhoods, new builds close to the schools, starter homes, or country living. Many rentals are available to fit your needs including studios, apartments, and traditional homes. The county’s cost of living is just over 22 percent below the national average. Existing median home prices are around $138,000, 59% less than the national average. Rental costs for two-bedroom apartments average $840/month which is 41% below the national average.

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