Goppert Building
(785) 242-1939
Mon - Fri 6:30 AM - 8 PM
Sat 8 AM - 3 PM
Sun 1 PM - 4 PM

Punt, Pass, & Kick Competition

The ORC and Ottawa University are partnering to host the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition. The competition will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at Forest Park Womens Diamond. It will begin at 6pm and is open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Winners will advance to the Sectional Round with a chance to win and compete at the Pro-Bowl. To register participants will need to click the link Once at the sight follow instructions to find your local competition. Feel free to call the ORC at 242-1939 for any questions.

Clothing Drive for Veterans

The ORC will be having a Clothing Drive for Veterans November 1st - November 11th. We will be accepting new and used men's and women's clothing in clean condition. These clothes will be taken and donated to Veterans. Thank you!

Entertainment U - An After School Program

Looking for something fun for the kids to do after school?  Check out ORC's Entertainment U program!  Entertainment U will be held from 3:15 to 5:30 pm every Monday through Thursday that USD 290 is in session.  This program provides a fun, engaging, and educational environment and is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.  Activities include crafts, inventions, indoor/outdoor games, special trips, movies, and homework/tutoring.  Students will be shuttled from each USD 290 facility to the Don Woodward Community Center.  The cost is $4 per day (must register for the entire month) and includes transportation, the activities listed above, and a daily snack.  For more information contact the ORC at 785-242-1939.   

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 USD 290 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 USD 290 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 USD 290 and one at-large position appointed by the four previously appointed members. Commissioners, by law, are not paid and donate their time.

Mission Statement

The purpose of Ottawa Recreation Commission is to improve and maintain the mental and physical health, happiness, and well being of the citizens of USD 290 taxing district, through a well planned program of organized, constructive leisure activities.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to get our community active and involved in balanced recreation programs and services.