De Soto Kansas

    Quick Facts:

    Population: 4,561 (2000)

    Area code: 913 

    Zip code: 66018, 66019 

    Where to go:  Night on the Kaw, De Soto Day’s Festival,  the Fourth of July Celebration and the Cookin’ on the Kaw/Blues & BBQ Festival.

    The City of De Soto started in the spring of 1857, the name was derived from an Indian by the name of De Soto.
    The city has a total area of 11.3 square miles and the development is becoming evident. The City of De Soto has experienced a plethora of growth and placed 6th in the State of Kansas for percentage increase in population over the decades.
    The De Soto area’s are well-tranformed economy aids to ensure persistent growth and stability with it’s employemnt base of roughly 3,900.
    The city in accordance with the De Soto Economic Development Council and the De Soto Chamber of Commerce are all planning for the future growth and development or our community.
    De Soto residents participates in the yearly events like the Night on the Kaw, De Soto Day’s Festival held during Labor Day weekend, the Fourth of July Celebration and the Cookin’ on the Kaw/Blues &BBQ Festival.
    De Soto offers a wide county parks that generate tons of whole year round activities such as walking trails, state-of-the-art facility, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
    You can call the De Soto Parks and Recreation department at (913) 583-1182 ext. 127 visit their website www.desotoks.us.