Leisure Amenities

Sports, Reading & More

Leisure amenities in Ellis County include:
  • Four fitness trails 
  • Hays Aquatic Park's three pools, slides, and floating river 
  • Hays Public Library, recently renovated with architecture matching the original 1911 Carnegie Library 
  • Lighted, hard-surface tennis courts 
  • More than 20 public parks in three cities, many with recent improvements
  • RPM Speedway - An oval track for sprint, modified, and stock car racing providing seating for 4,000 people
  • Sports complexes, including more than a dozen baseball diamonds and basketball courts as well as the Hays Sport Complex, a multiple-sport facility intended as a statewide host for soccer, football, baseball, and softball 
  • Three golf courses: 
  • University facilities for college sporting events including: 
    • 1,200-seat baseball field, home to a baseball team that is part of the NCAA-sanctioned Jayhawk league
    • 6,400-seat football stadium 
    • 6,800-seat basketball facility