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Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

Effective today, pedestrian activity at certain intersections will be limited to simply crossing the street. The goal of the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety ordinance is to improve public safety by reducing crashes related to distracted driving caused by pedestrians. This ordinance applies to all pedestrians within the Topeka city limits at only those intersections identified …

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Stream Advisory 1/10/2020

The City of Topeka Utility Department is advising Topeka area residents to avoid contact with Butcher Creek from SE 29th St to SE 21st & Lakewood and Shunganunga Creek from 21st & Lakewood to the point of confluence with the Kansas River, as well as a tributary flowing west from 29th & Freemont to Butcher …

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Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center Post-Holiday Tree Recycling Program

Contact for further information: Molly Hadfield, Director of Media Relations 785-368-0991, mhadfield@topeka.org Thursday, December 26, 2019 TOPEKA, KS – The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center will be accepting used live Christmas trees this year beginning as early as December 26. It is as easy as dropping the tree off at the same location as last …

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Topeka Zoo Mourns the Loss of Cup Cake the Sun Bear

Veterinary staff at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center made the difficult decision to euthanize a thirty year old Malayan Sun Bear named Cup Cake Monday morning. “We knew this day would come,” said Zoo Director Brendan Wiley. “She was already beyond her normal life span when she arrived here two years ago but that …

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Blaisdell Pool to offer Overflow Parking for Boo at the Zoo

If you haven’t been by the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center in a while, you may not realize that there is significant construction occurring near the entrance to the zoo. “Tomorrow is typically the busiest day of the year for the zoo,” said Zoo Director Brendan Wiley, “the weather forecast looks ideal for the event.” …

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