What's new with the Foundation?
The Independence Day Block Party, presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is coming in a week!!! This July 4th, there will be fireworks in downtown Wichita...how cool is that? Slide the City, an activity area for all-day fun, plus the night cap with Lucky People playing on the Hyatt Lawn Stage and fireworks over the Arkansas River, sponsored by Fugate Enterprises/ Pizza Hut/ Taco Bell. Click HERE for more info on the event and sponsorships.
ICTrees is a new initiative of the Wichita Parks Foundation. The on-going drought, development and natural mortality have taken a toll on Wichita's trees. Since the drought began in 2010, the city has lost almost 6,000 trees annually on public lands- and that doesn't include private property. The losses are staggering. City budget cuts have reduced forestry funding, only allowing a few hundred trees to be replaced annually. This is where the community steps up. ICTrees will raise awareness of the need to replenish our urban forest, educate the community on how to plant trees properly, and provide opportunities to work with partners to plant trees around the city.
Keep an eye on this space for more information as we introduce Wichita to ICTrees.
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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Wichita Park & Recreation provides athletic opportunities for Adults and Youth. Click on the link below for a listing of sport activities.