Our inaugural Dinner in the Park is June 29th!

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Dinner in the Park will benefit our scholarship fund.  Enjoy live music and dinner under the stars in downtown's Reflection Square Park.  Find more information HERE.

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RED, WHITE & BOOM! 2018 is coming up!

Our annual July 4th celebration in downtown Wichita is just around the corner.  Visit our event page for more information.

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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.

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.

 Governor Jeff Colyer signs the Plates for Parks bill into law in an April 21, 2018 ceremony in northwest Wichita.

Governor Jeff Colyer signs the Plates for Parks bill into law in an April 21, 2018 ceremony in northwest Wichita.

PLATES FOR PARKS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW; PLATES WILL BENEFIT WICHITA PARKS

After successful passage by the Kansas Legislature, Governor Jeff Colyer was in Wichita on Saturday, April 21 to sign the Plates for Parks bill into law in a ceremony to also celebrate the groundbreaking of the Pracht Wetlands Park.  

The program will allow 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.


Wichita Parks Foundation Summer Scholarship Program was a Success, Awarding almost $5,000 in Assistance to Area Children

 Field trips to the Downing Children's Garden at Botanica are just one of many activities children experience during Summer of Discovery, offered by the Wichita Park and Recreation Department.

Field trips to the Downing Children's Garden at Botanica are just one of many activities children experience during Summer of Discovery, offered by the Wichita Park and Recreation Department.

Another great summer is upon us, and the Wichita Parks Foundation has exciting news to report.  Our summer scholarship program awarded almost $5,000 in financial assistance to area children to attend Summer of Discovery at Edgemoor Recreation Center.  The program begins May 29.

Summer of Discovery is a 10-week summer program offered at Edgemoor, Linwood and Orchard Recreation Centers.  Each week is organized around a different theme, and children participate in activities and go on field trips related to those themes.  It's a great summer activity for children in families with working parents!

Community support is crucial to our scholarship program.  Every $100 we raise offers full financial support for a child to attend Summer of Discovery.  You can offer your support by donating online (click the button at the top of the page), mailing a check to the foundation, or contacting us to discuss additional ways you can help.


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 (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!


Parks

 Wichita Parks

Wichita Parks

To Find Wichita parks follow the link below. 

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Recreation

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Recreational activities

Interested in Wichita Park & Recreation classes? They provide classes for all ages. Click on the link below to search through over 300 activities.

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Athletics

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Wichita athletics

Wichita Park & Recreation provides athletic opportunities for Adults and Youth. Click on the link below for a listing of sport activities.

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