The Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library is at the Wyandotte County Lake Park, and is a place where you can explore nature. Eagles are often sighted here.


Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; Third Saturday of Month 9 am-5 pm; Su - Closed

Contact Information

4051 West Drive
Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: 913-295-8250

Location Type

Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Research Library
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center is one of only two public library environmental learning centers in the United States. The library is the result of a unique partnership between the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, USD 500, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation Department.

The library is located on the west side of Wyandotte County Lake Park, just north of Leavenworth Road and east of I-435. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of the library.

Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library offers hands-on nature and science-based educational and outdoor recreational programs to school students and the general public. Teachers can bring their classes on field trips, or schedule outreach visits from F.L. Schlagle staff to their schools. The library offers family-friendly events on Saturdays including trail hikes, nature crafts, classes on Kansas natural history, and more.

F.L. Schlagle also offers summer camps for ages 5-15, spring and winter break programs, monthly homeschool science programs, monthly storytimes, and Scout workshops. The library holds two large scale events each year, the Lawson Roberts Butterfly Festival in September and Eagle Days in January.

In addition, the library has many live reptiles on display. There is also a “touch table” with many animal biofacts, scavenger hunts, and a nature trail. In addition, we are located near two of the Wyandotte County Lake Bridle Trail trailheads.

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