1010 Park Avenue - 155 acres of beautifully wooded terrain with many recreational activities for the entire family.
- 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.
- 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 shelters is as follows: Shelters #1 and #4 - $15.00; Shelters #2 and #6 - $20.00 and Shelters #5 and #7 - $25.00. Shelters #1 and #4 are open shelters. Contact City Hall at 620-223-0550 for reservations.
- There are 14 camping sites with electricity and water.
- The charge is $10.00 per night.
- Two fishing lakes available
- 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.