As you drive into the beautiful 80-acre park, you will notice the nature/walking path (approximately 1.25 miles) that winds around Lake George. The lake is stocked with fish by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. The lake has six handicap accessible fishing docks. A state issued fishing license is required.
There are several picnic areas on the lake and a large shelter across the street from the Library. Next you will find a handicap-accessible playground for all ages. Further south into the park there is a dog park that opened in early 2016. A separate area for large and small dogs with fencing is provided for your four-legged family members. Open areas and another hiking path complete the park's amenities.
Andover Central Park is located at 1607 E. Central. View a map of Andover Central Park.
The Gazebo was built in 2005 and can be reserved for families or groups in the same manner that shelters are reserved. Electricity is available at the gazebo as well. The City accepts donations for bricks to be inscribed for the floor of the Gazebo. Please call City Hall at (316) 733-1303 or view more information on The Gazebo.
The Conference Cabin is also available for use for a fee. It is a quaint cabin that is situated on the southwest side of the lake. It has a kitchen and seats 20 comfortably. For questions or more information, please contact 316.733.1303 ext. 421
Residents are encouraged to reserve the Central Park picnic shelters for their family or group outings by completing a shelter reservation form.
No fee is charged for the picnic shelters and guests are allowed to bring their own grills. There is electricity and lights available at all of the shelters.
Check here for a availability or call (316) 733-1303 ext. 421 for more information.
Tornado Safe Room
Did you know the restrooms in Central Park also serve as a Tornado shelter, 250 mph safe room? This shelter is open 24/7. This facility was paid for with a voter approved temporary sales tax which was in effect October 2015 - September 2018.
On January 3, 2011, the city moved the City Hall offices to a new facility in Central Park. The building was paid for by a 1 cent sales tax. The tax was in effect January 1, 2011 - September 30, 2013.
Andover Public Library
The Andover Public Library opened in Central Park in 2008. Visit the Library website for hours of operation and other details.