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.

September 17, 2015 Admin

Ball Field Closures

The following fields at Orlis Cox are closed for the season due to maintenance:  Field 6, Field 7, Drake, and West.  Please stay off these fields until further notice...

August 26, 2015 Admin

Seasonal Job Openings

The ORC has a limited number of seasonal positions available this fall:  soccer instructors, soccer officials, and flag football referees.  Interested applicants mu...

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...


Event Calendar