Burden, the gateway to eastern Cowley County, is the hub of the local school district. A newly constructed walking path and community swimming facility, in addition to the numerous activities and sports offered through the school and recreation commission appeal to the young and young at heart. Civic organizations, festivals and local events offer family entertainment and ample opportunities for those seeking involvement in the community.
Safety is a top priority for the community of Burden. The city erected a storm shelter at the community’s park, operates a local police department and supports an outstanding volunteer fire department.
Burden continues to invest in its downtown area by attracting small businesses and supporting local tourism initiatives.