• Topeka Proud for website

    Awareness Campaign for Downtown, Topeka

    In anticipation of what is coming downtown we have produced this music video to increase excitement. "Home they say, is where your heart lays, that's where my heart's gone stay, so North South East West Downtown I'll forever be Topeka Proud!" - Phillip Brail Watson, Singer/Songwriter. See full video here.




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    You are invited to Community Engagements!

    Heartland Visioning and Shawnee County Parks & Recreation invite the public to engage in a discussion and understanding of the Parks and Recreation master plan. The community engagement meetings will be a great way to discover new, exciting and energizing information about parks and recreation. Meet you there! See full list of community engagements here




  • Kristen's Corner Topeka blog

    Visioning endeavors through the perspective of a millennial new to Topeka

    Kristen Brunkow is our new Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator enjoying NOTO with her friends from Kansas City and Wichita. Learn more about Visioning endeavors through the perspective of a millennial new to Topeka. Enjoy reading her blog in Kristen's Corner and be sure to share your insights! 


  • JayhawkPhoto courtesy Gizmo Pictures

    Jayhawk Theatre Making a Comeback

    Jeff Carson has taken the lead on preparing the Jayhawk Theatre for a comeback in the Topeka community. This 900 seat historic theatre and its many supporters are working hard to build a state of the art movie theatre. With new renovations happening to downtown, the Jayhawk is sure to draw attention.




  • Heartland Visioning 5 Priorities

    Community Helped Develop 2014-2016 Priorities 

    In 2013 Heartland Visioning held 21 community meetings all around Topeka and Shawnee County. Building off our massive community meetings five years earlier (read the 2008 strategic plan here) Heartland Visioning used the comments and feedback provided by citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County to help develop our 2014-2016 priorities.

  • Art students and artist in NOTO.Photo by Carol Bradbury, Bloomerang Studios

    Did you know development of NOTO came directly out of our Steering Committee?

    During the 2008 community meetings, our citizens expressed a desire for the development of an arts district. This idea was included in our 2008 Strategic Plan and our Steering Committee Volunteers formed NOTO, vibrant arts district in North Topeka. Head over and check out the business and see some cool art on a First Friday Art walk.

  • Downtown 3 for webPhoto courtesy Architect One

    Downtown Redevelopment Progress

    Our Dynamic Core team is currently working on the coordination and oversight of the development of Downtown, Riverfront and the North Topeka Arts District (NOTO.) Read more about the most recent progress and getting involved here.

  • Heartland Visioning Steering CommitteePhoto courtesy Heartland Visioning

    Heartland Visioning is comprised of volunteers.

    It is the dedication from our amazing volunteers that have brought success into projects such as NOTO and the coordination of the Downtown Redevelopment. They have also provided endless opportunities for collaboration with multiple community initiatives. See who serve on our Management Committee and Steering Committee.

News Updates

Remember Rosa


Remember Rosa Unity Walk October 2, 2015 starting at 5:30 PM in front of Great Overland Station ending in NOTO for the Ocotber First Friday.

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Community Engagements

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Heartland Visioning and Shawnee County Parks + Recreation invite the public to a community engagement offering background on the Master Plan for Parks + Recreation and portraying future changes for the department.

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