Welcome to Abilene!
Dear New Resident of Abilene:
On behalf of the citizens of Abilene, we are pleased to welcome you to our community. We sincerely hope your residence here will be enjoyable, and that you will refer to this fact sheet often as you become more familiar with Abilene.
Abilene City Commission
CITY SERVICE AND INFORMATION NUMBERS
HEALTH AND SAFETY NUMBERS:
Abilene Police Department Emergency 911
419 N Broadway Dispatch (Non-emergency) 785-263-1213
Dickinson County Sheriff Emergency 911
1st & Buckeye Dispatch (Non-emergency) 785-263-1212
Emergency Medical Services Emergency 911
511 NE 10th
Abilene Fire Department Emergency 911
419 N Broadway Non-emergency 785-263-1121
Abilene Memorial Hospital 785-263-2100
511 NE 10th
National Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
Dickinson County Health Department 785-263-4179
1001 N Brady
Dickinson Co. Emergency Preparedness Natural or man-made disasters 785-263-3608
1st & Buckeye
CITY SERVICES AND INFORMATION NUMBERS
Abilene City Hall 785-263-2550
419 N Broadway
Contact for City Manager, Finance Director, City Clerk, Water and Sewer service and billing, boards and commission inquiries, solicitor’s licenses, transient merchant licenses, dog tags, airport hangars, etc.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on weekends, and holidays.
Water and Sewer (emergencies after hours)
Contact dispatch 785-263-1212
Animal Control Officer (Police Department) 785-263-1213
City Attorney – Aaron Martin 785-823-6325
City Prosecutor 785-632-5666
Convention & Visitors Center 785-263-2231
201 NW 2nd
Inspection Department 785-263-2355
419 N Broadway
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact for building permits, property inspections, property nuisances, zoning etc.
Court's Administrative Office - located in the Police Department, 419 N Broadway 785-263-1213
Courtroom - Mondays 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. ONLY.
Located at 1st and Buckeye in the County Courthouse, County Commission Room (Suite 205).
Parks & Recreation Department 785-263-7266
1020 NW 8th St.
Park Shop Corey 785-200-0538
1111 NW 4th St. Joy 785-200-0534
Public Library 785-263-3082
209 NW 4th St.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Public Works 785-263-3510
601 NW 2nd St
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed weekends, and holidays.
Recycling Center 785-263-2905
1210 NW 8th St.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Closed Sunday & Monday
Swimming Pool 785-263-7866
400 N Poplar
Senior Center 785-263-7059
100 N Elm
Wastewater Treatment Plant 785-263-3279
1014 2100 Ave
Water Treatment Plant 785-263-7478
2200 NW 8th
OTHER SERVICES AND INFORMATION
Dickinson County Treasurer’s Office (RENEWALS ONLY) 785-263-3231
New or Expired Driver’s Licenses:
Junction City 785-238-1814
Dickinson County Clerk 785-263-3774
1st & Buckeye
Dickinson County Treasurer 785-263-3231
1st & Buckeye
Dickinson County Motor Vehicle Depart. (Vehicle Tags) 785-263-3975
1st & Buckeye
Dickinson County Sanitary Landfill 785-263-7432
2300 Ave & Jeep Rd
Unified School District No. 435 785-263-2630
213 N Broadway
Electric Service (Evergy) 800-383-1183
Gas Service (Kansas Gas) 800-794-4780
Electric Outages (Evergy) 800-968-8243
Natural Gas Leaks (Kansas Gas) 888-482-4950
United States Post Office 785-263-2691
NW 3rd & Buckeye
DKEDC - Dickinson County Economic Development (former Chamber of Commerce) 785-200-3518
203 NW 15th
AT&T Telephone 800-288-2020
EVyle Broadband formally Eagle Communications (cable & internet) 877-625-9901
406 NE 14th
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle (newspaper) 785-263-1000
305 N. Cedar
Superior Sanitation 785-263-3682
Waste Management 800-635-0163
Salina Waste Systems 785-827-3939
Schools: Grade Address Phone
Kennedy School Preschool-K-1 1501 N Kuney 785-263-1088
McKinley School 2-3 112 N Rogers 785-263-2311
Eisenhower School 4-5 1101 N Vine 785-263-1643
Middle School 6-7-8 500 NW 14th 785-263-1471
High School 9-10-11-12 1300 N Cedar 785-263-1260
Private Schools Grade Address Phone
St. Andrew’s Parochial School Preschool – 5 301 S Buckeye 785-263-2453
Abilene Baptist Academy K-12 410 N Van Buren 785-263-1032
Kansas State University 785-532-5637
OTHER SERVICES AND INFORMATION
If you are a new resident of Abilene or are moving to a different residence within the city, you must register to vote at the City Offices (419 N Broadway) or the Dickinson County Offices (1st & Buckeye) before the registration books are closed 20 days prior to an election. Photo ID is required to register to vote. All Federal, State, and local elections will be announced in the local newspapers. Please direct any questions to the Dickinson County Clerk at 263-3774.
All dogs within the city limits are to be registered yearly by February 28th. Dog tags may be purchased at the Abilene Water Department. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. The cost is $2.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered, and $5.00 if the dog is intact. $2.00 late fee applies after February 28th.
The Eisenhower Park is located at NW 4th and Pine Street and features tennis courts, shelters, playground equipment, skate park, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, ball fields, and the grandstand. The Abilene Municipal Swimming Pool was renovated in May 2009 with a new pool with water features and a renovated bath house.
The Rose Garden is in the Eisenhower Park. Stop and smell the roses and enjoy the wonderful array of colors from this wonderful flower garden and fountain. The Rose Garden can be used for special occasions or weddings by calling 263-7266
The Bicentennial Park is located north of the High School on Mulberry Street and features playground equipment, basketball courts, picnic tables and two shelter houses for reunions and picnics.
The Little Ike Park is located at the corner of NW 3rd and Spruce Street. Visit the statue of Little Ike, and enjoy the shade trees, picnic tables and benches in the heart of downtown Historic Abilene.
The North Pocket Park is located at Kuney & 16th Street and features playground equipment.
The Abilene Parks and Recreation department provides programming for people of all ages. Programs are held year-round. The department also oversees activities at the Abilene Senior Center. Facilities within the department include the Abilene Community Center, the Eisenhower Park, Little Ike Park, Kennedy Pocket Park, the Bicentennial Park, Abilene Swimming Pool, Bill Gravette Sports Complex, Ted Power Baseball field and the north ball fields. Two program guides are published during the year and are available March 1 and August 1. You can find programs and community opportunities in this guide. You can also find us at abilenecityhall.com under departments, Parks and Recreation or on face book at www.facebook.com/abileneparksandrecreation or call the office at 263-7266.
The Abilene Senior Citizens Center is open five days a week 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays for rentals through the Site Manager. Activities include cards, dominos, puzzles, billiards, Wii, bingo, Bible study groups, blood pressure testing, hearing aid testing, use of on-site computers, etc. Lunches are served daily for a small fee or by donation.
Transportation is available through the OCCK Public Transportation Van by calling 855-577-4337. For activity schedules you may contact Site Manager Karla Riekeman at 263-7059.
The Abilene Municipal Airport is located at 801 S. Washington St. The airport has a 4,200’ paved and lighted main runway. Hangar rentals, fuel sales and aircraft maintenance services are also available. The airport can be reached at 263-3970.
In 1994, the Abilene Recycling Center opened their new 7,500-foot recycling facility and a 2,800-foot addition was added in the spring of 1996. The City partners with OCCK, Inc. to operate the Recycling Center. Assistance in the unloading of recyclable materials is provided by the OCCK staff. The Recycling Center also offers a composting operation; grass, leaves and other compost materials are received at a site adjacent to the municipal recycling center and are windowed for composting. Brush is accepted at the Recycling Center the first and third Saturday of each month until 1:00 p.m. Please contact the Recycling Center staff with any questions at 263-2905.
The Abilene Public Library contains over 50,000 items including books, audio books, movies, magazines, newspapers, and e-books. Services include wireless internet, public access computers, meeting rooms, and interlibrary loan. Fax and copy services are available for a fee. The library offers free year-round programming for children, teens, and adults. For more information visit abilene.mykansaslibrary.org or call 263-3082.
CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
Abilene is a City of the second class with a population of about 6,400. The City has adopted a Commission-Manager form of government with a five-member Commission, elected at-large. Regular meetings of the Governing Body are held at the Abilene Public Library, beginning at 4:00 p.m., on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in local government. Information about all City boards and commissions is presented below:
Boards/Commissions Meeting Time Meeting Place
City Commission 4:00 p.m. Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.
2nd & 4th Monday of each month City Commission Room
Airport Advisory Board as needed City Building-419 N. Broadway
Board of Zoning Appeals as needed Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.
Building Standards Board Varies Varies
Convention & Visitors Board 2:00 p.m. Civic Center
4th Tuesday of each month 201 NW 2nd
Heritage Commission 4:00 p.m. Abilene Library-Malott Room
3rd Thursday of each month 209 NW 4th St.
Library Board 4:00 p.m. Abilene Library-Jordan room
2nd Tuesday of each month 209 NW 4th St.
Planning Commission 4:30 p.m. Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.
2nd Tuesday of each month City Commission Room
Recreation Commission 6:45 a.m. Community Center
3rd Mon. of each mo. 1020 NW 8th
Tree Board 5:30 p.m. Abilene Library – Malott Room
4th Tuesday every other month 209 NW 4th St.
Sister City Committee 7:00 p.m. Abilene Library-Jordan Room
2nd Tuesday of each month 209 NW 4th St.
Please consult the “Calendar of Events” on the City of Abilene website www.abilenecityhall.com for updated times and locations of meetings.
Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Abilene, Kansas. It has served people in the Dickinson County area since 1922 and prides itself on the quality care its staff provides. A new hospital building was opened in May 2013 to serve the community with updated technology, equipment, and facilities. Contact Memorial Hospital at 263-2100.
Memorial Hospital offers:
- 24-hour emergency care
- a childbirth center
- a skilled nursing program
- a diagnostic laboratory
- diagnostic radiology and imaging services
- rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
- sports medicine services
- respiratory care
- cardiac rehabilitation
- a geriatric behavioral health unit
- pain management clinic
- an array of visiting specialists who hold clinics and perform surgery at Memorial Hospital, so you don’t have to travel far to receive the health care you need.
Impact Sports and Fitness is a full-service fitness center located in Abilene, Kansas. Our goal is for you to experience an overall feeling of well being and good health. We serve people of all ages and fitness levels and what we offer is unique for a community of our size. A variety of services are available for members and non-members. Contact Impact Sports and Fitness at 263-3888. Our professional staff, which includes nationally certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and massage therapist, will help you reach your goals the right way and make you feel at home.
Village Manor is a long-term care facility in Abilene, Kansas. Our goal is to offer person-centered care in comfortable living quarters. Our unique facility offers services for each person’s level of care need, including a special care unit for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, short term recovery rooms, skilled nursing, adult day care, and on-site rehabilitation services. Village Manor is located close to Memorial Hospital and area physician clinics. It is licensed by the state of Kansas and accepts private payment, Medicaid/KanCare & long-term care insurance. Contact Village Manor at 263-1431.
Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality health care in your place of residence. Our services and programs, as well as relationships with patients, families, staff, colleagues, and the community, are guided by our commitment to quality service.
Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County serves patients in Dickinson County and within a radius of 20 miles from either Abilene or Herington offices if outside Dickinson County. Programs participated in are Home Health Medicare and Medicaid, Private Insurance, Hospice Medicare and Medicaid, Private Pay, SRS Programs, Area Agency on Aging programs and grants as available. Home Health & Hospice can be reached at 263-6630.
Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine provides friendly, caring, and quality services to restore individuals to their highest level of functioning to help them get back to doing what they love.
Located at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kansas, MHS Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recovery care, ASTYM, sports medicine and concussion management services. Contact Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at 263-6664.
Frontier Estates is an independent living apartment complex for individuals ages 62 or over who meet Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines. This facility has 60 one-bedroom apartments and is in Abilene, Kansas, minutes away from physician offices, visiting specialists, and Memorial Hospital. Utilities are included! Contact Frontier Estates at 263-1080.
Heartland Health Care Clinic and Heartland Surgery The physicians and midlevel practitioners at Heartland Health Care Clinic and Heartland Surgery serve the health care needs of families in and close to Abilene, Kansas. We specialize in family medicine and offer sick and well pediatric care, women’s health services, acute care, geriatric care, immunizations, general surgery, and other family medicine services. Our number one priority is to provide our patients with the highest quality health care close to home. Contact Heartland Health Care Clinic at 263-4131.