Welcome to the ORC

Recreation commissions were created by Kansas State Statute. The Ottawa Recreation Commission (ORC) was established in 1947. We are partially funded through property taxes levied by USD290 and specifically dedicated by law for the recreation commission. ORC provides essential quality of life services in the form of recreation programs for the community. We partner with the City of Ottawa and USD290 to operate our programs using properties they own.

The Commission is governed by a five member policy setting board. Our board is comprised of two appointees from the City of Ottawa, two from USD290 and one at-large position appointed by the four previously appointed members. Commissioners, by law, are not paid and donate their time.

November 9, 2015 Admin

Soccer Golf Vandalism

Due to extreme vandalism, Soccer Golf will no longer be offered at Kanza Park....

November 2, 2015 Admin


Looking for something fun to do this winter?  Bring your family and friends to the DWCC for an evening of Bingo!  Bingo will be held the first Wednesday in January, ...

October 30, 2015 Admin

Entertainment U

An after school program

Entertainment U is an after school program that will be held every Monday through Thursday from 3:15-5:30 p.m. that USD 290 is in session.  Students will be shuttled f...


Event Calendar