Thanks for supporting Red, White and BOOM! presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Wichita!

The Wichita Parks Foundation hosted Red, White & Boom presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers on July 4th and it was a huge success!  Over 10,000 Wichitans gathered on the KSN Lawn (aka, the Hyatt Lawn) and along the river for an evening of music, food trucks and fireworks.  When you're around town, please take time to thank our presenting sponsor, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, as well as our media partners at KSN and BOB FM!  Other sponsors include Key Construction and Oxford Grand Senior Living.  Planning for 2017's event is underway, so mark your calendars now and make plans to join us in downtown next July 4th.

 Visit the event page for more information and event photos.


The Foundation is exited to announce that we are now part of the Dillons Community Rewards Program.  What that means is that every time you use your Dillons Plus Card, the Wichita Parks Foundation gets a donation.  It's free to sign up, so sign up today!

  1. Visit www.Dillons.com and make sure your Dillons Plus Card is registered.
  2. Once registered, visit www.Dillons.com/CommunityRewards, or simply select "Community Rewards" page under the "Community" menu on Dillon's website.
  3. Make sure you're still logged in.  On the Community Rewards page, select the "Enroll Now" button.
  4. Search for our organization by typing in "Wichita Parks Foundation" or using our organization ID number (80218) in the search box.
  5. Select "Wichita Parks Foundation" and then the "Enroll" button and you're done!

Share this information with your friends and help the Foundation just by shopping at Dillons!


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.


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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