Welcome to Abilene!

Dear New Resident of Abilene:

On behalf of the citizens of Abilene, we are pleased to welcome you to our community. We sincerely hope your residence here will be enjoyable, and that you will refer to this fact sheet often as you become more familiar with Abilene. 


Abilene City Commission  


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Abilene Police Department                                         Emergency                                                        911

419 N Broadway                                                            Dispatch (Non-emergency)                               785-263-1213

                                                                                       Administration                                                   785-263-1213


Dickinson County Sheriff                                            Emergency                                                       911

1st & Buckeye                                                                 Dispatch (Non-emergency)                              785-263-1212

                                                                                       Administration                                                   785-263-4081


Emergency Medical Services                                      Emergency                                                       911

511 NE 10th


Abilene Fire Department                                              Emergency                                                       911

419 N Broadway                                                             Non-emergency                                                785-263-1121


Abilene Memorial Hospital                                                                                                                    785-263-2100

511 NE 10th 


National Poison Control Center                                                                                                           1-800-222-1222


Dickinson County Health Department                                                                                                 785-263-4179

1001 N Brady


Dickinson Co. Emergency Preparedness                  Natural or man-made disasters                        785-263-3608

1st & Buckeye


Abilene City Hall                                                                                                                                    785-263-2550

419 N Broadway


Contact for City Manager, Finance Director, City Clerk, Water and Sewer service and billing, boards and commission inquiries, solicitor’s licenses, transient merchant licenses, dog tags, airport hangars, etc.  

Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on weekends, and holidays. 


Water and Sewer (emergencies after hours)                                                                                        

Contact dispatch                                                                                                                                      785-263-1212


Animal Control Officer (Police Department)                                                                                         785-263-1213


City Attorney – Aaron Martin                                                                                                                785-823-6325

Clark, Mize & Linville Charter, Salina                                                                                                                                        


City Prosecutor                                                                                                                                     785-632-5666

Dustin Mullin


Convention & Visitors Center                                                                                                              785-263-2231

201 NW 2nd


Inspection Department                                                                                                                         785-263-2355

419 N Broadway

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact for building permits, property inspections, property nuisances, zoning etc. 


Municipal Court                                                                                                                                    

Court's Administrative Office - located in the Police Department, 419 N Broadway                      785-263-1213

Courtroom - Mondays 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. ONLY.  

Located at 1st and Buckeye in the County Courthouse, County Commission Room (Suite 205).


Parks & Recreation Department                                                                                                          785-263-7266

1020 NW 8th St.


Park Shop                                                                                                                                  Corey   785-200-0538

1111 NW 4th St.                                                                                                                           Joy       785-200-0534


Public Library                                                                                                                                         785-263-3082

209 NW 4th St.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Sat 9:00 am-2:00 pm


Public Works                                                                                                                                        785-263-3510

601 NW 2nd St

Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed weekends, and holidays. 

Recycling Center                                                                                                                                   785-263-2905

1210 NW 8th St. 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  – Closed Sunday & Monday


Swimming Pool                                                                                                                                     785-263-7866

400 N Poplar


Senior Center                                                                                                                                        785-263-7059

100 N Elm


Wastewater Treatment Plant                                                                                                               785-263-3279

1014 2100 Ave


Water Treatment Plant                                                                                                                        785-263-7478

2200 NW 8th


Rental Housing List

Kansas Dept. of Revenue, Drivers License Bureau:

Dickinson County Treasurer’s Office (RENEWALS ONLY)                                                                  785-263-3231

New or Expired Driver’s Licenses:

Salina                                                                                                                                                   785-825-0321            

Junction City                                                                                                                                         785-238-1814


Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services                                                           888-369-4777


Dickinson County Clerk                                                                                                                     785-263-3774

1st & Buckeye


Dickinson County Treasurer                                                                                                             785-263-3231

1st & Buckeye


Dickinson County Motor Vehicle Depart.  (Vehicle Tags)                                                              785-263-3975

1st & Buckeye


Dickinson County Sanitary Landfill                                                                                                 785-263-7432

2300 Ave & Jeep Rd


Unified School District No. 435                                                                                                       785-263-2630

213 N Broadway


Electric Service (Evergy)                                                                                                                  800-383-1183

Gas Service (Kansas Gas)                                                                                                               800-794-4780


Electric Outages (Evergy)                                                                                                                800-968-8243

Natural Gas Leaks (Kansas Gas)                                                                                                     888-482-4950


United States Post Office                                                                                                                 785-263-2691

NW 3rd & Buckeye


DKEDC - Dickinson County Economic Development (former Chamber of Commerce)            785-200-3518

203 NW 15th 


AT&T Telephone                                                                                                                                800-288-2020


EVyle Broadband formally Eagle Communications (cable & internet)                                         877-625-9901

406 NE 14th


Abilene Reflector-Chronicle (newspaper)                                                                                       785-263-1000

305 N. Cedar


Trash Haulers

Superior Sanitation                                                                                                                              785-263-3682

Waste Management                                                                                                                             800-635-0163

Salina Waste Systems                                                                                                                         785-827-3939



Schools:                                                   Grade                           Address                                        Phone

Kennedy School                                        Preschool-K-1               1501 N Kuney                             785-263-1088

McKinley School                                       2-3                                112 N Rogers                                785-263-2311

Eisenhower School                                    4-5                                1101 N Vine                                 785-263-1643

Middle School                                            6-7-8                             500 NW 14th                                785-263-1471

High School                                              9-10-11-12                    1300 N Cedar                               785-263-1260


Private Schools                                        Grade                         Address                                         Phone

St. Andrew’s Parochial School                   Preschool – 5               301 S Buckeye                             785-263-2453

Abilene Baptist Academy                           K-12                              410 N Van Buren                         785-263-1032


Continuing Education

Kansas State University                                                                                                                      785-532-5637


Voter Registration


If you are a new resident of Abilene or are moving to a different residence within the city, you must register to vote at the City Offices (419 N Broadway) or the Dickinson County Offices (1st & Buckeye) before the registration books are closed 20 days prior to an election.   Photo ID is required to register to vote.  All Federal, State, and local elections will be announced in the local newspapers. Please direct any questions to the Dickinson County Clerk at 263-3774.

Dog Registration


All dogs within the city limits are to be registered yearly by February 28th.  Dog tags may be purchased at the Abilene Water Department.  Proof of rabies vaccination is required. The cost is $2.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered, and $5.00 if the dog is intact. $2.00 late fee applies after February 28th.   


City Parks


The Eisenhower Park is located at NW 4th and Pine Street and features tennis courts, shelters, playground equipment, skate park, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, ball fields, and the grandstand.  The Abilene Municipal Swimming Pool was renovated in May 2009 with a new pool with water features and a renovated bath house.  


The Rose Garden is in the Eisenhower Park.  Stop and smell the roses and enjoy the wonderful array of colors from this wonderful flower garden and fountain.  The Rose Garden can be used for special occasions or weddings by calling 263-7266


The Bicentennial Park is located north of the High School on Mulberry Street and features playground equipment, basketball courts, picnic tables and two shelter houses for reunions and picnics.


The Little Ike Park is located at the corner of NW 3rd and Spruce Street. Visit the statue of Little Ike, and enjoy the shade trees, picnic tables and benches in the heart of downtown Historic Abilene.


The North Pocket Park is located at Kuney & 16th Street and features playground equipment. 


Recreation Activities


The Abilene Parks and Recreation department provides programming for people of all ages.  Programs are held year-round.  The department also oversees activities at the Abilene Senior Center.  Facilities within the department include the Abilene Community Center, the Eisenhower Park, Little Ike Park, Kennedy Pocket Park, the Bicentennial Park, Abilene Swimming Pool, Bill Gravette Sports Complex, Ted Power Baseball field and the north ball fields.  Two program guides are published during the year and are available March 1 and August 1.  You can find programs and community opportunities in this guide. You can also find us at abilenecityhall.com under departments, Parks and Recreation or on face book at www.facebook.com/abileneparksandrecreation or call the office at 263-7266.


Senior Citizens Center


The Abilene Senior Citizens Center is open five days a week 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays for rentals through the Site Manager.  Activities include cards, dominos, puzzles, billiards, Wii, bingo, Bible study groups, blood pressure testing, hearing aid testing, use of on-site computers, etc.   Lunches are served daily for a small fee or by donation.  


Transportation is available through the OCCK Public Transportation Van by calling 855-577-4337.  For activity schedules you may contact Site Manager Karla Riekeman at 263-7059.


Municipal Airport


The Abilene Municipal Airport is located at 801 S. Washington St.  The airport has a 4,200’ paved and lighted main runway.  Hangar rentals, fuel sales and aircraft maintenance services are also available.  The airport can be reached at 263-3970.

Recycling Center


In 1994, the Abilene Recycling Center opened their new 7,500-foot recycling facility and a 2,800-foot addition was added in the spring of 1996.  The City partners with OCCK, Inc. to operate the Recycling Center.  Assistance in the unloading of recyclable materials is provided by the OCCK staff.   The Recycling Center also offers a composting operation; grass, leaves and other compost materials are received at a site adjacent to the municipal recycling center and are windowed for composting.  Brush is accepted at the Recycling Center the first and third Saturday of each month until 1:00 p.m. Please contact the Recycling Center staff with any questions at 263-2905.

Abilene Public Library


The Abilene Public Library contains over 50,000 items including books, audio books, movies, magazines, newspapers, and e-books. Services include wireless internet, public access computers, meeting rooms, and interlibrary loan. Fax and copy services are available for a fee. The library offers free year-round programming for children, teens, and adults. For more information visit abilene.mykansaslibrary.org or call 263-3082.





Abilene is a City of the second class with a population of about 6,400.  The City has adopted a Commission-Manager form of government with a five-member Commission, elected at-large.  Regular meetings of the Governing Body are held at the Abilene Public Library, beginning at 4:00 p.m., on the second and fourth Monday of each month.  The public is encouraged to attend and participate in local government.  Information about all City boards and commissions is presented below:


Boards/Commissions                                       Meeting Time                                            Meeting Place


City Commission                                                 4:00 p.m.                                                    Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.

                                                                            2nd & 4th Monday of each month               City Commission Room


Airport Advisory Board                                       as needed                                                   City Building-419 N. Broadway


Board of Zoning Appeals                                    as needed                                                  Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.


Building Standards Board                                  Varies                                                         Varies


Convention & Visitors Board                              2:00 p.m.                                                    Civic Center

                                                                           4th Tuesday of each month                        201 NW 2nd


Heritage Commission                                         4:00 p.m.                                                   Abilene Library-Malott Room

                                                                           3rd Thursday of each month                      209 NW 4th St.


Library Board                                                    4:00 p.m.                                                    Abilene Library-Jordan room

                                                                           2nd Tuesday of each month                      209 NW 4th St.


Planning Commission                                         4:30 p.m.                                                  Abilene Library-209 NW 4th St.

                                                               2nd Tuesday of each month                    City Commission Room


Recreation Commission                                      6:45 a.m.                                                 Community Center

                                                                            3rd Mon. of each mo.                               1020 NW 8th 


Tree Board                                                          5:30 p.m.                                                  Abilene Library – Malott Room

                                                                           4th Tuesday every other month                209 NW 4th St.


Sister City Committee                                        7:00 p.m.                                                   Abilene Library-Jordan Room

                                                                           2nd Tuesday of each month                     209 NW 4th St.


Please consult the “Calendar of Events” on the City of Abilene website www.abilenecityhall.com for updated times and locations of meetings. 


Memorial Health System & Affiliated Services

Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Abilene, Kansas. It has served people in the Dickinson County area since 1922 and prides itself on the quality care its staff provides.  A new hospital building was opened in May 2013 to serve the community with updated technology, equipment, and facilities. Contact Memorial Hospital at 263-2100.

Memorial Hospital offers:

  •       24-hour emergency care
  •       a childbirth center
  •       a skilled nursing program
  •       a diagnostic laboratory
  •       diagnostic radiology and imaging services
  •       rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
  •       sports medicine services
  •       respiratory care
  •       cardiac rehabilitation
  •       a geriatric behavioral health unit
  •       pain management clinic
  •       an array of visiting specialists who hold clinics and perform surgery at Memorial Hospital, so you don’t have to travel far        to receive the health care you need.

Impact Sports and Fitness is a full-service fitness center located in Abilene, Kansas. Our goal is for you to experience an overall feeling of well being and good health. We serve people of all ages and fitness levels and what we offer is unique for a community of our size. A variety of services are available for members and non-members. Contact Impact Sports and Fitness at 263-3888.  Our professional staff, which includes nationally certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and massage therapist, will help you reach your goals the right way and make you feel at home.

Village Manor is a long-term care facility in Abilene, Kansas. Our goal is to offer person-centered care in comfortable living quarters.  Our unique facility offers services for each person’s level of care need, including a special care unit for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, short term recovery rooms, skilled nursing, adult day care, and on-site rehabilitation services.  Village Manor is located close to Memorial Hospital and area physician clinics. It is licensed by the state of Kansas and accepts private payment, Medicaid/KanCare & long-term care insurance. Contact Village Manor at 263-1431.

Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality health care in your place of residence. Our services and programs, as well as relationships with patients, families, staff, colleagues, and the community, are guided by our commitment to quality service.

Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County serves patients in Dickinson County and within a radius of 20 miles from either Abilene or Herington offices if outside Dickinson County. Programs participated in are Home Health Medicare and Medicaid, Private Insurance, Hospice Medicare and Medicaid, Private Pay, SRS Programs, Area Agency on Aging programs and grants as available. Home Health & Hospice can be reached at 263-6630.

Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine provides friendly, caring, and quality services to restore individuals to their highest level of functioning to help them get back to doing what they love.

Located at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kansas, MHS Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recovery care, ASTYM, sports medicine and concussion management services. Contact Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at 263-6664.

Frontier Estates is an independent living apartment complex for individuals ages 62 or over who meet Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.   This facility has 60 one-bedroom apartments and is in Abilene, Kansas, minutes away from physician offices, visiting specialists, and Memorial Hospital. Utilities are included! Contact Frontier Estates at 263-1080.

Heartland Health Care Clinic and Heartland Surgery The physicians and midlevel practitioners at Heartland Health Care Clinic and Heartland Surgery serve the health care needs of families in and close to Abilene, Kansas. We specialize in family medicine and offer sick and well pediatric care, women’s health services, acute care, geriatric care, immunizations, general surgery, and other family medicine services.  Our number one priority is to provide our patients with the highest quality health care close to home. Contact Heartland Health Care Clinic at 263-4131.