The City of Cheney has four parks with playground equipment with children of all ages and is also home to a Veteran’s Memorial Park. Other parks within the City limits are at Cheney Elementary School (6th and Main), St. Paul’s Lutheran School (6th & Lincoln), and St. Paul’s Pre-School (6th and Adams).

June 14, 2018- Visiting your local playground or recreational field will soon be a more enjoyable experience without cigarette butts littering the ground or the smell of tobacco smoke in the air. Young Lungs at Play! is an initiative promoting tobacco-free and smoke-free public parks and playgrounds for young people. 


Young Lungs at Play! aims to eliminate children's exposure to secondhand smoke and vapors produced by electronic smoking devices at local public parks, playgrounds and playing fields by educating community service organizations, municipalities, school districts and county government agencies. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment promotes the Young Lungs at Play! initiative throughout Kansas communities to coordinate tobacco-free parks and playgrounds. The initiative also provides no-cost weather-resistant Young Lungs at Play! signs to be posted in those recreation areas. 


Vinita 4H Club member, Cash Young presented facts regarding tobacco use and second hand smoke to the Cheney City Council on June 14, 2018. Young stated, "1,500 Kansas kids under the age of 18 start smoking every year. Second hand smoke causes 41,000 deaths per year in the U.S."  Outdoor tobacco use has an environment impact as cigarette butts are one of the most littered items in the world and tobacco waste is costly to clean up and can poison our waterways, animals and people. 


The Cheney City Council was receptive to Young's presentation and adopted Ordinance 908 prohibiting Tobacoo-use in outdoor recreational areas owned, leased and operated by the City of Cheney. 

Cheney Municipal Pool

The Cheney swimming pool features 2 diving boards, a baby pool, and a water slide installed in 2011. The bathhouse also underwent improvements in 2012.

The phone number for the pool office is: 316-540-6149

The Cheney Swimming Pool is open from 1-6 pm daily.

Daily admission is $3.00 per person.

Family Swim Night is Wednesday Night (starting June 26th, 2019) from 6:30-8:30 PM with admission at $1.50/person.

Punchcards: $45 for first card (20 admissions), $40 for additional cards

Punchcards are available and are non-refundable.

Family Pass: (Family of 4) $135.00. Additional family members can be added for $20.00

Pool Parties: $90 for 2 hours, 2 hour minimum, $40 per additional hour

50 or fewer people

$1 per person above 50

1 hour down payment required

Swim Lessons: $30, minimum 10 people,45-minute sessions. Call 540-6149 to sign up or stop by the Swimming Pool. 

2019- June 3-7 (morning and evening) & June 17-21 (morning only) & June 24-28 (morning only). 

Swim Lesson Flier

Water aerobics is offered through Cheney Recreation Commission on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-6:45 pm beginning June 11th-August 8th. Fee is $45 for the session or $5 drop in fee.  

Swim Team is offered through Cheney Recreation Commission from May 28-June 27th for ages 5-18. Practice is from 8-9 am. Fee is $36.00. 

More information available at Cheney Rec

Cheney Activities Complex
The Master Plan was recently designed for the area at MacArthur and South Main 

It's amazing to think of everything accomplished on the South Main Complex since 2016. A collaborative effort between Cheney Recreation Commission, the City of Cheney and numerous citizens and volunteers have contributed to the following projects.


1. A master plan for the land was developed through public input by LK Architecture. 
2. A playground grant was secured by Cheney Recreation for $25,000 to purchase a $50,000 play structure.
3. Dirt work was completed on the north section for future multi-use fields. 
4. Future multi-use fields were seeded in the late fall with the help of a donor.
5. 80 trees were donated by ICTrees and planted by volunteers.
6. A grant was secured for $50,000 to build an additional ball field.
7. The parking lot size was doubled.


8. Gaga Ball Pit was constructed as an Eagle Scout Project.

9. A grant for $947.50 was secured from KDHE to purchase 5 park benches. 

10. Fourteen trees were donated and planted by the Gorges Family Tree Farm (Value: $1,750)

11. "Cheney" entrance sign was built and funded by Make A Difference Day (Value: $4,095)

12. Dirt work for the additional ball fields was completed and the beginning stages of a pond began. 

12. An electrical transformer and lights were added to the parking lot. 


13. Backstop and sprinkler system were installed and grass was planted at the newest ball field. 

14. Landscaping was done around the "Cheney" entrance sign. 

Swimming Pool Park

The park is located next to the Swimming Pool at Lincoln & Fifth Ave and features a shelter house with restrooms. To reserve the shelter, please complete the online form and pay the $10 fee.  

Elizabeth Budd Park
This park is located ½ block off of Main Street at Marshall & Second Ave. This park features playground equipment updated in 2010 with new teeter-totter and handicap swing.
Albers-Zerener Park
This park is located at Sunset & Sixth Ave at the new water tower. This park features a basketball court, swings, and merry-go-round with rubber mulch ground cover.
Hoyt-Ingram Park
This park is located at 416 Shadybrook Dr. This park also features a basketball court, and wooden playground equipment with metal slide.  
Veteran's Park
This park is located along Main Street across from Cheney Middle School. Although this park features no playground, it houses the Howitzer and is home to the Veteran’s Memorial.