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Sunrise Park

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Features

  1. Baseball
  2. Basketball
  3. Pet Waste Station
  4. Play Equipment
  5. Play Unit, Multi-Feature
  6. Restrooms
  7. Shelter House / Pavilion
  8. Softball
  9. Walking / Exercise Path

Shelter House Reservation


For information on reserving this shelter house, click here or call (785) 628-7375.

Born Learning Trail


In 2005, the United Way began its “Born Learning” campaign in an effort to assist with early childhood development and to prepare children for school.  And through this United Way initiative, volunteers from the Hays community were able to develop a “Born Learning” trail at Sunrise Park.  The trail is a series of ten interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families.  The trail is uniquely designed to help parents, caregivers and communities turn everyday moments into learning moments.

Turf and Ornamental Grass Displays


Sunrise Park is home to two grass displays.  The turf grass plot display, located in the northeast corner of the park, provides the public with living examples of warm season turf grasses that are well adapted to the local environment.  These grasses require less maintenance and use much less water when compared to cool season turf grasses.

The ornamental grass display, located in the southwest portion of the park, provides the public with living examples of hardy ornamental grasses that are well suited in landscape settings.  These grasses are also drought tolerant and require minimum maintenance.

Pollinator Garden


In 2018, the Hays Beautification Committee began work to establish a pollinator garden at Sunrise Park.   An area near the center of the park was identified, tilled and planted with wildflower seed to provide nectar and/or pollen to a wide range of insects/pollinators.   The pollination of plants by pollinators is not only essential for plant reproduction, it is also responsible for the production of many of the fruits and foods we eat.