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Waverly is centrally located between Melvern Reservoir, John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey County Fishing Lake which offer opportunities for many types of outdoor activities. Our local businesses welcome you whether you are just needing gas, a quick bite to eat, or a place to relax out of the heat or cold.

While you're here, enjoy our parks, visit places of interest, or take part in the festivities at one of our community events.

Waverly Area Lakes, Reservoirs & Outdoor Recreation

Whether you are planning a week-end or longer get-away that is close to or far away from home, consider one of the recreational opportunities in our area.

Melvern Reservoir is located approximately 30 minutes northwest of Waverly on US Highway 75.

Arrow Rock, Coeur D' Alene, and Eisenhower State Parks and the Melvern Outlet Park offer camping, boating, horseback riding, bicycling, fishing, and other outdoor activities April through October.

John Redmond Reservoir is located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Waverly on US Highway 75.

Riverside East and West campgrounds on the Neosho River Channel side as well as modern and primitive campgrounds on the reservoir side offer camping, boating, fishing, hiking, ATV trails, and trap shooting area. Campgrounds are open April through October.

Fishing tournaments are hosted annually at Melvern and John Redmond Reservoirs. ATV trails are located John Redmond's Otter Creek. Equine riding trails are located at Melvern's Eisenhower State Park.

Coffey County Fishing Lake is located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Waverly on US Highway 75 (opposite John Redmond Reservoir).

Coffey County Lake offers great fishing and has been called the "Crown Jewel" of Kansas fisheries. The lake is open for public use everyday from official sunrise to official sunset, except when specific weather conditions do not permit. Call 620-364-2475 for information on lake status and fishing information.

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area is located approximately 20 minutes southwest of Waverly on 18th Road.

Open to the public 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, visitors may tour the area on their own or schedule guided tours. The area contains numerous walking trails, bird watching blinds and picnic facilities. Brochures located at the Education Center provide information for self-guided tours. For tour information, call 620-364-4141.

Contact Us

City of Waverly
210 Pearson Ave
PO Box 308
Waverly KS 66871

(785) 733-2461
(785) 733-2395 Fax


Office Hours
9:00 am-3:00 pm
(through lunch)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Annual Waverly Community Events

    Ohio Days  - JULY 13-17, 2018 - Many of the early settlers of Waverly were from Ohio and this heritage is still celebrated at the annual, multi-day Ohio Days festival begins the second Friday in July. The annual festival includes a 5K and 2K walk, Saturday night dance at the City Park, free breakfast and Church service Sunday morning, games and contests in the afternoon, a parade Monday night, baby show, carnival, food, homemade ice cream, live entertainment and more. Don't miss this great family event!

Friday - Co-ED Softball Tournament - 7 p.m. Contact Travis Sipe 620-364-6819
             Entry Fee $120 per team

Saturday - 2K and 5K -  race begins at 7:30 a.m.
      Race Day Pick Up starts at 6:30 a.m. south side of gym 
      Pre-Race Packet Pick Up July 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Catholic Hall
      For more information contact Janella Newton 785-587-7569
Dance 9 pm to midnight Saturday at the Park - DJ - Stan Milliken- Free Will Donation
    Babysitting available at the Community Building by the Class of 2021.
Sunday - Biscuits & Gravy sponsored by Waverly Volunteer Firemen 7:00 a.m.
      7 a.m. - "FUN RIDE" 10 mile bicycle ride - Register at
Community Church Service at the Community Building - 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome
Community Potluck Dinner at the Community Building - 12:00 noon
Games in the Park - 1:30 p.m. Kids/Adult Games/Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
Concessions in the Park - WHS National Honor Society
Monday - Quilt Show in the Community Building 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Booster Club Barbecue - 4:30 p.m. Waverly City Park
The Ohio Days Parade  7:00 p.m. Theme - TBA
Stage Show - following the parade - at  Waverly City Park - 
Homemade Ice Cream by the class of 2019

Tuesday - Concession Stand 5:00 p.m. - Classes 2021 and 2022
Stage Show -  7:00 p.m. -  at Waverly City Park - 
Baby Show 7:00 p.m. at the Community Building
Homemade Ice Cream sold by the class of 2020
     Ottaway Amusement Company Carnival
Monday & Tuesday nights - Wrist bands are available both nights.

Check back on our website for more information about the Ohio Days festival.

Waverly Craft Fair -

The Waverly Craft Fair that is usually hosted the first Saturday in October has been cancelled.

Waverly Parks & Recreation

Waverly, Kansas - Parks and Rec - Youth Sports Programs - Summer, Spring, Winter, FallJones Park

Waverly's Jones Park is located on the north side of Waverly and is home to the city pool, ball diamonds, playground, modern restrooms, and community shelter.

The pool is open seasonally (June through August). Pool Hours: Mon. - Sat. 1:00 to 5:00p.m. Sun - 2:00 - 7:00.
Regular Admission - $2.00 per day, per person.  Pool passes may be purchased at the pool or at City Hall.  (10 passes for $15.00)  Ages 4 and under are free with paid adult.

The ball diamonds are busy throughout the summer with youth sports programs.

The community shelter is available for reservation (through City Hall) for your family or group get-together.

Youth Sports Programs

The City of Waverly coordinates youth recreational programs for softball, baseball, and swimming. Participation fees are due at time of sign-up and teams are assigned based on the number of participants.

Contact City Hall for more information about youth recreational programs.
 Waverly, Kansas - Parks and Rec - Youth Sports Programs - Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall

Waverly, Kansas - Waverly Park - Parks and Recreation - Ohio Days Waverly Park

Waverly Park is located on the south side of Waverly and can be easily located by the water tower that stands at the north west corner of the park.

This park has a wide open area for recreational activities, a large covered shelter (with electricity), modern restrooms, and playground.

The community shelter is available for reservation (through City Hall) for your family or group get-together.

Waverly's Veterans Memorial

The Waverly Veterans Memorial is located on the south east corner of Waverly Park (near Sunset Manor).

The memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Waverly who served in our nation's armed forces.

 Waverly, Kansas - Veterans Memorial in Waverly Park

Waverly Area Events

Waverly, Kansas - Area Events - Outdoor Kansas for Kids Coffey County   www.okkidscc.comOutdoor Kansas for Kids Coffey County

OK Kids Coffey County is an annual rain or shine, FREE weekend of family fun, outdoor activities, camping, entertainment, and food held annually the weekend following Labor Day, at John Redmond Reservoir's Riverside West campgrounds.

The John Redmond Reservoir, Riverside West campgrounds are host to campers who come to celebrate the great outdoors and participate in activities such as archery, canoing, crafts, paint ball trail shooting, and much more.

Many Waverly businesses support this event through sponsorship or donation of time and resources. Visit for more information.

Waverly, Kansas - Area Events - Coffey County 4-H Fair - Tip Top 4-H ClubCoffey County Fair

Coffey County boasts the "longest-consecutively-running fair in the State of Kansas." 2012 will mark 189 years of the Coffey County Fair.

The Waverly Tip Top 4-H club members participate in many of the activities and competitions during the fair which begins the last full week of July.

Visit for more information about the fair.
Contact Mary Lou Ponder for more information about the Tip Top 4-H Club.

Waverly, Kansas - Area Events - WildBlue BBQ CookoffWildBlue BBQ Cook-off

The WildBlue Barbeque Cook-off is held annually the third Friday & Saturday in July at the Coffey County Fairgrounds in Burlington. The cook-off, established in 2001, includes the cook-off, a community barbeque, a kids' pedal power tractor pull, golf tourney, horseshoe pitching tourney, free live entertainment, and more.

This annual fund raiser benefits the youth of Coffey County through academic scholarships. Seniors graduating from any of the Coffey County high schools, including Waverly, are eligible to apply for academic scholarships awarded on the second day of the event.

For more information, visit