The City of Lebo, with the cooperation and financial assistance of the Coffey County Commission and grant funds from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, renovated and rebuilt our city lake in 1997. The Lebo City Lake is open for public fishing throughout the entire year. In February 2012, the City joined the CFAP program through Kansas Wildlife and Parks. Therefore, permits are no longer required to fish the city lake. State laws require fisherman 16 years of age and over to obtain a state fishing license.
We would like to ask and remind all fishermen & women to please clean up their area after fishing as to keep our lake as beautiful as it was when you arrived. Thank you!
Lebo has three parks dedicated to family fun, relaxation and sports. Lebo parks offer families an opportunity to gather to relax, play or hold events. The Jones Youth Park on the north side of town offers two ball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, the Lebo Wolves home football field and a refreshment stand that is open during most athletic events.
Ye Olde City Park
The Ye Olde City Park on the west end of town provides fishing for youngsters as well as an extra ball diamond, two sand volleyball pits and a large shelter house equipped for all your picnicking needs. Play equipment provides entertainment for the youngsters as well as a U.S. Army tank displayed as a memorial to all local veterans.
A Kids Pond is available for a city residents under the age of 16 or those over 65 to fish in year round free of charge with the exception from February 1 – April 30th during trout season. Trout are added to the pond as a fun bonus and allows ANYONE to fish with a legal permit. An annual tournament is held each March in honor of one of the city’s well-known fisherman. The Odean Sergeant Memorial Tournament is held in his memory due to all the years of volunteerism Odean gave to the city running the tournament. One of his dearest friends, James Lewis is also honored on this day by awarding the best “Fisherman” with a prize from his family.
In 2001, a new shelter house was erected in the southern part of the city. It was designed to accommodate family gatherings. Along with restroom facilities, it provides shelter from the seasons but yet opens to the outside to bring in the nice weather! The land was donated to the city by Caroline Busboom, who eventually married Bob Spatz the brother of Skinny. Therefore the park was honorably named after the local World War II hero from Lebo. “Skinny” was one of the pilots who flew in the Doolittle Raid and lost his life while imprisoned by the Japanese.
The City Pool is a great place to cool off in the summer months. The pool opens a little before school gets out and closes a month after school starts up in the fall. The pool also includes Aquacise classes.