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Fort Scott City Hall:
123 South Main
155 acres of beautifully wooded terrain with many recreational activities for the entire family.
Looking back in time….
June 3, 1910 – W.C. Gunn gives Fern Lake and the Stewart Farm to the City of Fort Scott for a park.
The first shelter house of stone was built in 1910 on the first lake (Fern Lake)
There was a large wood theater building on the other side of Fern Lake with a seating capacity of 800. During special events such as July 4th, the street cars would take as many as 10,000 people to the park in one day.
Gunn Park offers:
7 shelter houses with 4 enclosed shelters and 3 open shelters. The enclosed shelters have electricity and water.
All the shelters have an outside grill for cooking. The cost for reserving the enclosed shelters is $10.00 and $5.00 for the open shelters.
There are 14 camping sites with electricity and water. The charge is $8.00 per night.
Paddleboats and canoe rentals are available during the summer months at the second lake in Gunn Park.
From October 15th to April 15th Fern Lake is stocked with trout. A Kansas fishing license and a trout license is required.
There are several playground areas located throughout the park with updated equipment.
There are picnic areas located throughout the park also.
In 1999, a nine hole Frisbee golf course was added through a joint effort of the City of Fort Scott and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Scott. It was recently made an 18 hole course.
Fishing & Boating
· Fishing permit
$5.00 for ages 16-64
· Boating permit
$25.00 for 25+ hp
$15.00 for 0-24 hp
$6 Row Boat
· 2-day temporary boating permit
$10.00 for 25+ hp
$5.00 for 0-24 hp