First annual Parks After Dark Benefit to Raise Funds for Foundation’s Scholarship Program

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The Wichita Parks Foundation will hold our first Parks After Dark benefit on Friday, September 27 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The WAVE in Old Town. Funds raised will go to our scholarship program.

Visit the event page for more information and to buy tickets.


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WPF makes first $20,000 donation to the City from the Plates for Park Program!

The Plates for Parks program is off to an incredible start and thanks to the support of Wichitans and other friends of parks across Kansas, the Wichita Parks Foundation made it’s first disbursement of funds from the program . At the June 18 City Council meeting, the WPF presented the department with a check for $20,000 to the City of Wichita Park Department.

The program allows Kansans to purchase custom license plates featuring the Wichita flag when renewing their tags annually.  The $50 annual royalty fee will go directly to the Wichita Parks Foundation and will support park projects around the city.

For more information, visit our PLATES FOR PARKS PAGE.


Support the Foundation each time you use your Dillons Plus Card

The Foundation is excited to announce that we are 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 do so 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 (WY589) 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!

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Central Riverside Park is one of the crown jewels of Wichita's park system. The Wichita Parks Foundation works with the city and community groups to advocate for and help fund enhancements to the city's parks, as well as improve access to park programs for residents in need.

Central Riverside Park is one of the crown jewels of Wichita's park system. The Wichita Parks Foundation works with the city and community groups to advocate for and help fund enhancements to the city's parks, as well as improve access to park programs for residents in need.

Parks are an important piece of Wichita's heritage.  The Wichita Parks Foundation works to ensure their lasting imapct.

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.

You may know us through programs we support, like Summer of Discovery scholarships for area children, renovations to the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Riverside Park, and our annual Red, White & BOOM July 4th celebration in downtown Wichita. We also work closely with community groups, like Friends of the Fresh Air Baby Camp and Open Streets ICT, to continue to support activities and park enhancements that improve our quality of life in Wichita.


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