Join the Foundation in Riverside Park, Friday April 8 at 5:30 for Little Zoo Day!

Join us at the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Central Riverside Park for Little Zoo Day in Riverside Park, Friday, April 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM!  The vent is FREE to attend.

Learn about animals housed in the exhibit from Great Plains Nature Center staff. You'll also be able to view recent improvements to the exhibit and learn about future planned improvements.  We will also be accepting cash donations to support ongoing improvements to the exhibit.

Treats will be available for kids!

Red, White and BOOM! is coming to downtown this July 4, 2016!

The Wichita Parks Foundation will once again host a party in downtown Wichita on July 4th, complete with live music, food trucks and fireworks over the river. Keep an eye out for more announcements about Red, White & Boom 2016 online and through our media partners at KSN and BOB FM!  In the meantime, if you or your organization would like to sponsor the event, please contact the Wichita Parks Foundation by emailing us at or calling Stacey at 316-268-4124 to receive our sponsorship brochure.

Visit the event page for more information.


WPF Announces Crowdfunding Campaign for Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Educational Signage

Bobby the bobcat, a long-time resident of the kansas wildlife exhibit in riverside park.

Bobby the bobcat, a long-time resident of the kansas wildlife exhibit in riverside park.

Exciting things are happening in Riverside Park.  The Friends of the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit and the Wichita Parks Foundation are working together to bring much needed improvements to the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit.  A generous donation from the Pamela Edwards Pet Trust in May 2015 provided valuable seed money for several long-overdue projects.  However, there are other needs.  As the year ends, we are kicking off a new crowdfunding initiative to raise funds for new educational signage at the exhibit.  Our goal is to have the signs installed in time for National Zoo Day, which is April 8, 2016.  Learn more by visiting our Kansas Wildlife Exhibit "project" page.

Please visit our GoFundMe fundraising page by clicking the widget below to learn more about this project and to make a donation.

ICTrees had a lot of exciting news to announce in 2015, including a large donations of trees from Loma Vista Nursery in Olathe and Hillside Nursery in Wichita, plus numerous plantings at area schools.  2016 promises to be an even bigger year for ICTrees.  

For a list of ways you can help, or just learn more about ICTrees, visit the ICTrees page under "Projects" for more information.

The Wichita Parks Foundation (WPF) is a volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2011.

Our mission is to enhance the quality and maintain the heritage of Wichita’s park system by assembling necessary resources through developing partnerships and fostering relationships.


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