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.

October 8, 2015 Admin

Program Deadlines Approaching

Program deadlines are quickly approaching for the Hunting School (Thursday, Oct. 15), Youth Volleyball Clinic (Sunday, Oct. 18), Teachin’ Tots (Monday, Oct. 19)...

October 7, 2015 Admin

Halloween Coloring Contest

Does your child like to color?  If so, enter the ORC’s Halloween Coloring Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes!  The contest is open to all kids 2 years o...

October 6, 2015 Admin

Poster Contest

  Feeling Royal? The Ottawa Recreation Commission is encouraging people of all ages to show support to our Kansas City Royals by making a homemade poster to be put...

October 1, 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...

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...


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