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The City of Council Grove is committed to improving the quality of life for our residents and beyond. Check back often for insight on past, present and future projects.

In Process

  • The riverwalk amphitheater, phase 1, is completed.  This includes grading and build-up of the seating area, infrastructure, and access road.  For more information, please contact City Hall or a member of the Riverwalk Committee.  The City is partnering with several grants on this project to add restrooms and a concession stand.

  • A trail system is being planned that will loop around Council Grove, connecting the riverwalk, Council Grove Life Center, baseball and softball complex, JR/SR High School, Elementary School, and Flint Hills Trail.  In partnership with the Safe Routes to Schools Grant.

  • K-177 and US-56 will be resurfaced with chip and seal in Spring 2020.

  • In collaboration with USD 417, installing rip rap for soil erosion prevention on XXX Street. 

  • Repairs are being made to lift station at the water plant.

  • Engineering studies are in process to form a sewer district at the Council Grove City Lake in an effort to protect the lake as a water source and recreational resource.

  • The City of Council Grove is requesting qualifications for professional services from registered engineering firms in the State of Kansas with experience in planning and design of Safe Routes to School Programs.  The selected consultant will be responsible for developing the Phase 1 Plan and preparing the Phase 2 application, on behalf of the City of Council Grove, prior to the September 30, 2020 deadline. Once the City of Council Grove solicits qualifications, the advertisement will be published for a minimum of 14 days and the individual requests will be mailed to City of Council Grove, 205 N Union Street Council Grove, KS 66846 no later than January 10th, 2020.


  • The Riverwalk has been expanded north to Valley Street with additional parking being added.

  • New basketball goals have been installed at the park on Adams Street.  The park sees many pickup games involving middle and high school aged kids. 


  • Restoration on 60 manholes have been completed.

  • A new water line has been installed on U Avenue, allowing both commercial and residential hook up.  This will reduce the amount of water line breaks and also allow for more water flow, as well as increased fire protection with new fire hydrants.  

  • New chain link was installed on both the baseball and softball complex, improving safety and appearance.

  • Gufaston Street - blighted structure demo

  • Elm Creek dike was repaired preventing further erosion and possible flooding.

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