This is a wooded park located near the downtown area, formerly referred to as McKinley Park, and renamed in 1966 to honor Emerson McAdams, a long-time recreation employee.
One open shelter (56' x 28').
One stage with bench seating for 300.
McAdams Recreation Center offers a variety of services such as facility rentals, classes and programs, and special events.
One playground with rubber pour-in-place rubber safety surface.
35 picnic tables.
One charcoal grill.
Five parking lots.
Recreation center: 80 stalls
Swimming Pool: 96 stalls
Baseball field: 209 stalls
Softball fields: 59 stalls
Four drinking fountains.
One basketball/multi-use court with no lighting.
Four Antoine Carr basketball/multi-use courts with lighting.
One fenced baseball diamond (south) with lighting, players dugout, bleachers, grass in diamond, and concession/restroom building.
Two fenced softball diamonds (west and east) with lighting, players dugout, bleachers, dirt in diamond and concession/restroom building.
Family swimming pool with wading pool, 1 and 3-meter diving boards, and snack/beverage vending machines.
The six lighted tennis courts.
The McAdams Park Courts was later renamed Charles 'Goose' Doughty, Jr. Tennis Facility after several of the local tennis club members petitioned the City to name the courts after the legendary tennis and basketball coach.
Three tetherball courts.
Two sand volleyball courts.
Barry Sanders football field with lighting, bleachers and scoreboard.
This football field is available for rent.
Canal Hike and Bike Trails
The Canal Hike and Bike Trails is a 4.9 mile trail that runs underneath and alongside the I-135 Canal Route, starting at 17th Street North and ending at Stafford Street (just north of Pawnee).
World War II Memorial
The memorial was erected by the Double "V" Victorettes in 1946 to honor the black soldiers who served during World War II.
In honor of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. during the Second World War.
Former city policeman who served 27 years as director of McKinley Park (now McAdams).
Antoine Labotte Carr
A graduate of Wichita Heights High School, he helped bring Wichita State University back to national basketball prominence in the early 1980s.
First round draft choice of the Detroit Pistons in 1983.
Charles "Goose" Doughty, Jr.
( - )
Long-time tennis activist, dedicated to increasing multicultural participation in tennis.
Previous coach of men's and women's high school tennis for USD 259 and Friends University.
A graduate of North High School, Barry Sanders played college football at Oklahoma State. Winning the Heisman Trophy in 1988, he decided to forego his senior season at OSU and sign up with the Detroit Lions. He was a valued member of the Detroit Lions from 1989-1998.