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.

August 26, 2015 Admin

Soccer Job Openings

The ORC has a limited number of soccer instructor and referee positions available this fall.  Interested applicants must be 16 years of age, have prior knowledge/ex...

August 19, 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...

August 16, 2015 Admin

Soccer & T-Ball Picture Pick-up

Soccer & T-Ball pictures are available to be picked up at the ORC’s Goppert Building....

August 25, 2015 Admin

Closed for Labor Day

All ORC facilities and offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day (Monday, September 7).  Have a safe and happy holiday!...


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