Wichita Park & Recreation has selected two winners for the Name the Ponies contest at O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. The winners, Brody Adams and Lanie Page, will be photographed with the ponies they named at 2 p.m. today at Watson Park. The names for the ponies are “Dusty” (named by Lanie) and “Wat’s Up” (Brody). Photos of the ponies are available upon request.
Participants ages 12 and under submitted the pony coloring sheet with suggested names to Watson Park and City of Wichita recreation centers. A panel of judges selected the winners. Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Wal-Mart.
Watson Park has a stable of seven ponies, a popular attraction for children 12 and under. The park has been home to ponies for more than 30 years. Other park attractions include pedal boats, miniature golf and family fishing. To find out more about the naming contest or O.J. Watson Park, please visit wichita.gov and click on “Park & Recreation.”
Wichita Park & Recreation supports nine recreation centers, nine swimming pools, 52 athletic fields, five golf courses, six interactive fountains, numerous adult and youth-based activities and athletics programs and 2,407 acres of rights-of-way.