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Open Streets Community Event on Sunday

9/20/2017
Contact: Troy Houtman, Director, Wichita Park & Recreation |

Residents are invited to Open Streets ICT from 12 - 4 p.m. on Sunday along Douglas Avenue from Clifton Square to the Delano District. Open Streets ICT is a community-based initiative designed to engage multiple generations while promoting public health as well as social, economic and environmental goals.

 

Participants will enjoy biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga, entertainment, food, art, music and more. They can cruise along the four-mile stretch and stop at participating Douglas businesses. They can also visit food and street vendors and enjoy fun activities at five hubs: College Hill Park, East High School, Union Station, Kennedy Plaza and Shamrock Lounge. The five hubs will host special events including kids' activities, musical performances, Barry's Recreation Station, kayaks on the Arkansas River, scavenger hunts, SNAG golf for kids, pickle ball, fitness classes. Restaurant vendors stationed along the path will offer food options.

 

Parts of Douglas Avenue will be closed from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Certain streets will remain open along the route to allow north and south bound traffic to cross Douglas. Those streets are: Glenn, Seneca, McLean, Broadway, Washington, Hydraulic, Grove, Hillside, Roosevelt and Circle Drive.

 

The event starts with a kickoff ceremony featuring the presidents of Wichita State University, Newman University and Friends University. Festivities include a bike parade going east and west.

 

Open Streets ICT activities bring together families and neighbors in a safe, car-free environment. The event is sponsored by Humana, Wichita Park & Recreation, Dr. Justin Moore, KAKE TV, Visual Fusion, Wichita Festivals, Inc., the Wichita Police Department, McCormick Armstrong, Wichita Screen Printing, and Cybertron IT.

 

 


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