Gage Park, Topeka
Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas is a city park of 160 acres (0.65 km2). It was established in 1899 and is one of the largest parks in Topeka. It features the Topeka Zoo, a miniature train of 15 in (381 mm) gauge, an outdoor theatre and the Reinisch Rose Garden. The 70-year-old rose garden is a very popular place for weddings and events, and also a place where serious horticultural work is done.
Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church began their anti-gay crusade in 1991 with what they call "The Great Gage Park Decency Drive," seeking a crack down on alleged homosexual cruising for sex in the park. At the time the church circulated a flyer "Gage Park Sodomite Rats Nest."
In popular culture
- Fall from Grace - Documentary Directed by K. Ryan Jones - 2008