Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

Steeped in history and with all the quality and amenities of life of major metropolitan areas, Ottawa caters to a wide range of interests. Civic life is fun and engaging, featuring annual events such as the KOFO Home & Garden Show, Ladies' Night Out, Old Mary River Run (antique car show), Flea, Junk & Trunk vendor weekend and the Power of the Past antique tractor show, to name just a few. Many revel at our 19th century landscape, which features National Historic Landmarks such as the Carnegie Arts Center, the Franklin County Court House, and a Victorian-architectural downtown shopping district, a restored 1888 train depot, and many Victorian homes. History and preservation societies are active with numerous museums in the community along with a booming antique trade featuring nine antique markets. Our downtown shopping district is also a destination with multiple restaurant choices offering a variety of food and beverages including Italian, Mexican, deli, American, pizza, BBQ, and coffee shops. AdventHealth Ottawa cares for patients from throughout the area and features a Level IV trauma center, private patient rooms, a new ICU with tele-ICU service available, surgery suite, and a birthing unit. The hospital is fully staffed with a range of primary care physicians and physician specialists who provide state-of-the-art care for our community. AdventHealth is Joint Commission accredited and was recently recognized by the National Rural Hospital Association as a Top 20 rural hospital in the U.S. Ottawa is designated as a Play City USA Community because of our commitment to wellness, life, and recreation. In addition to the Goppert Recreation Center, our community has multiple fitness centers, a city library, nine city parks complete with child-play areas, a zero-entry aquatics center, disc-golf, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, bark park, ball diamonds, and walking trails, and a newly constructed Teen Park complete with basketball courts, graffiti wall, skate park, and zip line. In the Franklin County area there are several golf courses, the intersection of the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Trail, and proximity to five state lakes with boating, fishing, and recreation. Ottawa, Kansas: a great place to live, work, and enjoy life. A community where history, leisure, and nature all come together to create great memories and fun times. 8 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE QUALITY OF LIFE