Just 30 miles from downtown Kansas City and minutes away from other major Johnson County cities, Gardner is a historic community with a keen vision for the future. Gardner has become the third fastest growing city in Kansas doubling in size during the past decade to 21,000 citizens. While quickly growing Gardner is committed to maintaining its traditional small‐town values and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a cup of coffee and walk around the main street area or visit one of the family-owned restaurants.
Gardner has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and a high school. Guided by visionary leadership and dedicated teachers and staff, the Gardner Edgerton School District is a true jewel for the community. Symphony Farm’s children attend Madison Elementary and Pioneer Ridge Middle School, which is located in the community. Next, to the middle school, the district owns property for a future elementary school.
Celebration Park on the North end of the Community, hosts most of Gardner’s youth activities. The park has a large pond with two miles of walking trails and large tot playground. Competitive and Rec baseball & Softball tournaments, along with the city’s soccer and flag football programs are played in the park. The Park host annual Gardner Community Events: