Because of lower than anticipated response to our poker tournament, we have made the decision to cancel the event for this year.  We regret the inconvenience this may cause our registrants.  If you have signed up online, you will receive a full refund.

If you still want to partake in poker this weekend, we would direct you to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Poker Tourney, which is also this weekend at the Wichita Boathouse.  For more information and to register, please visit their website at and click on the "Poker" link.

ICTrees has a lot of exciting news to announce, including a large donation of trees from Loma Vista Nursery in Olathe and a list of ways you can help, or just learn more about ICTrees.

Visit the ICTrees page under "Projects" for more information.

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 has provided valuable seed money for planned projects.

Learn more by visiting the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit page under "Projects".

Our inaugural Independence Day Block Party, presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, is complete and it was a rousing success!  Planning is underway on our 2016 event, with announcements to come this fall on what's in store.  In the meantime, please thank our incredibly important LOCAL community partners for making this year's event possible.  Those sponsors include Freddy's, our presenting sponsor, as well as Fugate Enterpises and their group of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants, who sponsored our Fireworks over the Arkansas.  And don't forget to give Bob FM and 100.5 The Wolf a listen, as they and parent Connoisseur Media, were our media partners.

Thank you again Wichita for your support of the Block Party!

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 Parks

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Wichita athletics

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