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In the event of inclement weather, please contact the recreation center where classes are being held to inquire about cancellations. For events, please either contact the recreation center where the event is taking place or our main office phone (316.268.4361) if the event is off-site. For information about Athletics cancellations, please contact the rainout line at 316.219.9777. Thank you for your cooperation.
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    Sep 23
    Open Streets ICT
    Douglas Ave
    12-5pm

    A four-mile stretch of Douglas Avenue from College Hill to Delano will be closed so pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy an afternoon of music, art, street vendors, food vendors, demonstrations and performances. Free for all ages!

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  • oct 5-6
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. Operated by Plant Kingdom. Event for ages 6+.

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    Oct 6
    Come Fly a Kite
    Chapin Park
    11am-4pm

    Hands-on flying instruction and professional flying demonstrations courtesy of Wings of the Wind. Kites available for $5 and up or bring your own. Free for all ages!

  • Oct 6
    Art on the Trail
    Great Plains Nature Center
    11am-3pm

    Art and nature come together along the trails of Chisholm Creek Park. Watch local artists put the colors of fall on canvas or paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy nature related art activities. Free for all ages!

  • Oct 11
    Barry's Recreation Station
    Eastview Park
    5:30-7:30pm

    In addition to the activities from the Mobile Recreation Station, be sure to visit the playground, exercise/fitness trail and tennis courts. Free for all ages!

  • Oct 12-13
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    ​Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. Operated by Plant Kingdom. Event for ages 6+.

  • oct 19
    Evergreen Fall Festival
    Evergreen Recreation Center
    6-8pm

    ​A family event with multiple activities such as bingo, cake walk, carnival games and more. Costumes encouraged! This free is for ages 4-12.

  • Oct 19-20
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    ​Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. Operated by Plant Kingdom. Event for ages 6+.

  • oct 20
    Howl-oween
    Great Plains Nature Center
    4-7pm

    Creep, crawl or fly to this celebration of nighttime critters! There will be glow-in-the-dark games, creepy crafts, not-so-spooky guided hikes, animal presentations and costume contest. Free for all ages!

  • oct 26
    Linwood Grade School Halloween Party
    Linwood Recreation Center
    6-8pm

    Halloween fun including carnival games, prizes and candy. Walk through the Haunted Room - if you dare! Costumes are encouraged. This free event is for grades K-5.

  • Oct 26
    McAdams Fall Festival
    McAdams Recreation Center
    7-8:30pm

    Enjoy entertainment, carnival games, prizes and treats including hot dogs, chips, a drink and more! This event is free for ages 5-11.

  • Oct 26-27
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    ​Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. Operated by Plant Kingdom. Event for ages 6+.

  • OCT 26
    Halloween in the Park
    Edgemoor Park
    6-9pm

    This family friendly event will include fun, safe Halloween activities, food and drinks, bingo, candy, face painting and prizes. Co-Sponsored with The Wesley Children’s Foundation. Free for all ages!

  • oct 27
    Trick or Treat at the Ball Park
    Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (Westside Athletic Field)
    6:30-8:30pm

    Join Barry the Bison for trick or treating in a safe environment. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight for the candy hunt in the dark at 8pm! Food trucks on-site. This free event is for ages 5-12.

  • Oct 31
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    ​Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. Operated by Plant Kingdom. Event for ages 6+.

  • Nov 3
    Family Fishing Tournament
    OJ Watson Park
    6am-9am

    Go fish! Children ages 7-14 need to grab an adult and participate in this one-day team fishing tournament. Prizes for the most fish caught. Equipment is provided or bring your own. Fee is $10 per team. Event is for ages 7-14.

  • Nov 10
    Get Fit Wichita: Group Groove & Zumba
    Botanica
    10-11am

    If You Can Move, You Can Groove! Enjoy an energizing hour of dance fitness with Group Groove® and Zumba®, featuring rhythms set to high-energy Latin music. In Partnership with Genesis Health Clubs. Event free for all ages!

  • dec 6
    A Night with Santa
    Century II Exhibition & Convention Halls
    6:30-8:30pm

    Enjoy a visit with Santa, carnival games, cake walk, bingo, crafts and more! Drawing held for fully decorated live Christmas trees and children’s bicycles. Charitable donations of canned food accepted. Event free for all ages!