Kansas State Parks Library Program

Kansas State Parks has partnered with the Kansas Public Library System to provide free, daily vehicle permits available for checkout to Kansas library patrons. Our mission in offering this program is to provide a way for all Kansans across the state to visit Kansas State Parks without the financial barrier of an entry fee.

How It Works
  • Go to a participating library and ask to checkout a Kansas State Parks vehicle Permit.
  • Each issued vehicle permit will be good for one day only, which will be written on the front of the permit.
  • It is up to each participating library to determine their checkout process.
  • Park permits do not need to be returned to participating libraries, they can be simply discarded once the patron is done using the permit or when the permit expires.
  • Patrons using these daily vehicle permits are responsible for displaying the permit in their vehicle windshield when entering the Parks.
Is your library interested in participating?
  • Libraries looking to participate can contact the KDWP Office in Pratt to request permits. Permits are $5 a piece and are sold in books of 25 Permits.
  • Once permits have been received, it is up to the purchasing library to determine how to distribute permits to library patrons. Each library may have a different check out process.
  • The program ends December 31st, 2022. If your library has left over permits come January 2023, ship the unused permits back to the Pratt Office and a refund will be processed.

Program begins in March 2022 and runs through December 2022.




All Kansas Public Libraries have the opportunity to take part in this program. Not all public libraries are participating libraries, check below for a list of participating locations. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is committed to making sure our public spaces are available to everyone. Collaborating with the Kansas Public Libraries to offer this program is one way to ensure all Kansans can enjoy our Kansas State Parks.



Participating Libraries:


  • Abilene Public Library
  • Augusta Public Library
  • Atchison Public Library
  • Baldwin City Library
  • Basehor Community Library
  • Beck-Bookman Library
  • Bonner Springs City Library
  • Burlingame Community Library
  • Carbondale City Library
  • Cimarron City Library
  • Clay Center Carnegie Library
  • Coffey County Library
  • Coffeyville Public Library
  • Doniphan County
  • Emporia Public Library
  • Eudora Public Library
  • Florence Public Library
  • Frank Carlson Library
  • Goessel City Library
  • Goodland Public Library
  • Grainfield City Library
  • Hope Community Library
  • Horton Free Public Library
  • Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library
  • Jewell Public Library
  • Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Lenora Public Library
  • Louisburg Library
  • Lyndon Carnegie Library
  • Manhattan Public Library
  • Mary Cotton Public Library
  • Marysville Public Library
  • Meriden-Ozawkie Public Library
  • Morrill Public Library
  • Nortonville Public Library
  • Oakley Public Library
  • Osage City Public Library
  • Osawatomie Public Library
  • Osborne Public Library
  • Oskaloosa Public Library
  • Ottawa Library
  • Paola Free Library
  • Pioneer Memorial Library
  • Plainville Memorial Library
  • Pleasanton Lincoln Library
  • Pomona Community Library
  • Port Library
  • Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library
  • Richmond City Library
  • Rossville Community Library
  • Salina Public Library
  • Scott County Library
  • Seneca Free Library
  • Sheridan County Library
  • Silver Lake Library
  • Thayer Public Library
  • Tonganoxie Public Library
  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
  • Vermillion Public Library
  • Wamego Public Library
  • Whitewater Memorial Library
  • Williamsburg Community Library


 Program Coordinators:

Riston Landwehr - riston.landwehr@ks.gov - (620) 672 5911

Kati Westerhaus - kati.westerhaus@ks.gov - (620) 672 5911


To participate in some park activities additional permits and licenses are required. While accessing Kansas State Parks through this program all Park Regulations do apply.