On Saturday, Oct. 6, Wichita Park & Recreation will host a free pop-up dog park and family fun day from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, located at 300 S. Sycamore St.
Doors will open to the public at 2:00 p.m. on the south side of the baseball complex. Outside food and drink are welcome, but alcohol is not permitted. Coolers and backpacks will be checked at the entrance.
Dogs can run, jump and play with their family until 5:00 p.m. The community is encouraged to bring doggy waste bags, dog toys, and treats. Water bowls will be onsite for furry friends.
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., a double feature showing of "The Sandlot" and "Love of the Game" will be shown on the field. The community is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and snacks for the shows. Popcorn will be sold for $1.00 a bag, and food trucks will be onsite.
"This is the first of two events we've planned to allow the community a chance to honor Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and enjoy it one last time," said Mayor Jeff Longwell. "While we're excited about the future of baseball in our community, we want to ensure that we celebrate the vibrant part Lawrence-Dumont played in our community."
This event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. A final farewell event for the stadium is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wichita Park & Recreation supports 144 parks, eight recreation centers, eight swimming pools, 52 athletic fields, five golf courses, seven interactive fountains, and numerous adult and youth-based activities and athletics programs, 5,000 acres of parks and 2,500 acres of rights-of-way.