November 27, 2015

Annual Prairie Punisher set for this weekend; road barricades will be up

Gardner Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the 11th Annual Danisco Gardner Prairie Punisher Duathlon this weekend. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. on July 21 at Celebration Park. The event, which includes a duathlon course with a 5K run, a 34.K bike ride and a second 5K run, will require road Continue Reading

Location changes for July Fourth celebration

Danedri Thompson A Gardner Fourth of July tradition will be changing this holiday as grass on the Gardner Edgerton High School football field, where the city’s annual firework event is hosted, is replaced with Astroturf. Jeff Stewart, city parks and recreation director, told council members that he was recently notified by school officials that Continue Reading

Brent Bays Foundation 5K/10K Run-Walk scheduled

The deadline to enter the Brent Bays Foundation 5K and 10K Run/Walk is quickly approaching. More than 275 participants entered last year’s fun run, which winds around Celebration Park. This year’s event will start at 7:30 a.m. on April 28 at Celebration Park. Registration is available online through Or, participants can avoid processing fees Continue Reading

Hot air balloon festival this weekend

Amy Cunningham Thirty hot air balloons from around the region will ascend over Gardner at the 2011 Kansas City Hot Air Balloon Invitational set to launch over Celebration Park from May 27 through 30. According to one of the event’s organizers, Jason Jones, this is the only ballooning event in the area sanctioned by Continue Reading