WELCOME TO LAWRENCE, KS
YOUR HOST FOR THE 2017 USA TRACK & FIELD JUNIOR OLYMPICS
Thank you for visiting Lawrence for the 2017 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics, July 24-30, at Rock Chalk Park.
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Lawrence is your quirky, cool friend who brings fun to the neighborhood. Lawrence works hard and plays hard. Lawrence is both outgoing and welcoming, creating an atmosphere of acceptance and innovation. Its eclectic personality is reminiscent of the proverbial “Renaissance Man,” whose expertise spans a broad range of areas: Education, Arts & Culture, Sports & Social Accomplishments. Lawrence is a catalyst for organic creation and original thought, a lightning rod for cultural change. Its energy is contagious
Lawrence celebrates everyone’s uniqueness – come explore our unique spirit and elevate your own.
Places to stay
Haven’t booked your room? Find the perfect place for your stay here.
Save time with advanced online ticket sales. Order your tickets before you arrive in Lawrence and pick them up as early as Sunday, July 23, at Will Call located at Packet Pick Up. Sunday’s Will Call hours will be from Noon to 6 p.m. Order here
Rock Chalk Park is located in the northwest corner of Lawrence at 6100 Rock Chalk Dr. View it on a map.
If you are staying in Overland Park, Olathe, Merriam or Lenexa the quickest and most direct route to Rock Chalk Park is via Kansas Highway 10. If you are staying in Topeka or Kansas City, the quickest and most direct route to Rock Chalk Park is via I-70. I-70 from Topeka and Kansas City is a toll road, the Kansas Turnpike. Save time and money by using an electronic pass. These electronic passes will be available from Kansas Turnpike staff at packet pick-up on Sunday and Tuesday. Learn more
Enhanced city bus service will run between Downtown Lawrence and Rock Chalk Park. There will be a bus at each stop along the way every 15 minutes. Pick up and drop off at Rock Chalk Park is at the gates. This is a great option if you are driving to the park! Only park once and catch a ride on the bus to dining and entertainment. Bus ambassadors will be riding Wednesday through Friday and will answer your questions about where to eat, shop and be entertained.
Things to do
Looking for something to do while you’re away from the track? Lawrence offers plenty of interesting attractions, dining, shopping, and events. Start your planning today!
Local and regional businesses have put together some special events with you in mind!
Here’s a list and slideshow with details of special events. Explore all events happening in Lawrence from July 23-31 by clicking the red events button below the list.
Open Studio at Waxman Candles – July 24-29
TEAM THEATRE Youth Camp at Theatre Lawrence – July 24-28
Pop-Up Shana Cake Store at Rock Chalk Park – July 24-30
Family Movie Nights at the Watkins Museum – July 26-29
Dinner and a Movie at Abe & Jakes – July 26
USATF Night at the T-Bones (Kansas City) – July 26
EXPLORE THE REGION
Famous Kansas City BBQ, the state’s Capitol, exciting water parks, unique shopping and so much more in this bustling region of the state.
Use this map to explore the region:
Staying in the Overland Park area and need a practice time? Johnson County Community College will be available to teams and individual athletes July 24-28. Contact the Athletic Department to reserve your time: (913) 469-3820. http://www.jccc.edu/cavs/facilities/index.html