|1st and 2nd Street Bike Lanes Update
Construction to install the 1st Street and 2nd Street bike lanes is scheduled to start the week of August 3, City of Wichita officials announced on Thursday during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s news briefing at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus miscellaneous items. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Items include commercial kitchen equipment, catering items, grocery store fixtures, etc.
Barry’s Recreation Station Adds One More Event
Wichita Park & Recreation is adding another date to the schedule of Barry’s Recreation Station, a new mobile van carrying recreation equipment this summer to public parks and providing outdoor games and activities for families and friends.
City Responds to Localized Flooding
City of Wichita officials on Wednesday provided an update on the flash flooding that occurred Tuesday afternoon in parts of the city.
All streets are now open, said Don Henry, a spokesman for Public W...
Flash Flooding Impacting Wichita Streets
The City of Wichita is advising drivers to avoid several areas of town due to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning for Sedgwick County is in effect until 9:30 p.m.
Maple Street from West Street to I-235 has been closed. Drivers are encourage...
Neighbors Enjoy New Neighborhood Playground
What was a grassy and empty lot at Central and Grove is now a neighborhood playground providing a swing set and more fun for youth in the surrounding area.
This morning neighbors who worked to transform the empty land into a playgro...
Assistant City Manager, Development Director Hired
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton today announced the hiring of Scot Rigby as Assistant City Manager and Director of Development.
Rigby, who starts work today, has more than 15 years of public sector management experience, most recently wit...
New Park & Rec Event Features Anime and Cosplay
Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a new event featuring anime and cosplay. Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children; cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a mo...
Proposed Budget Released Today
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2016-17 Proposed Budget during today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit www.wichita.gov to review the proposed budget.
In keeping with City Council pol...
Animal Control Board Meeting
The first meeting of the new Animal Control Advisory Board is scheduled for 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at the Wichita Animal Shelter, 3303 N. Hillside (near K-96 and Hillside).
City of Wichita Closures for Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The closed facilities include City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, G...
Fireworks on Sale Saturday, Stay Safe
With Fourth of July activities approaching, City of Wichita Police and Fire officials on Friday encouraged residents to be cautious with fireworks. Local fireworks tents open for business on Saturday and will stay open until July 5.
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Items include skid steers, backhoes, buses, cars, trucks, trailers, etc.
Free Fares Week Draws More Riders
For the second year in a row, Wichita Transit saw a substantial increase in riders during Free Fares Week, June 15-20, a promotion designed to raise awareness about Transit services, increase ridership, and help the environment.
Fourth of July Safety Tips
Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday approaching, Vice Mayor James Clendenin on Thursday reminded residents about the added danger of hot and windy weath...
City Announces the 2015 Wichita Big Read Book
City of Wichita and Wichita Public Library officials on Thursday announced that Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea is the 2015 Wichita Big Read book selection. In its 8th consecutive year hosting the Big Read, Wichita is receiving the maximum ...
Kellogg & Webb Update
Wichita officials said today that the Kellogg & Webb interchange
improvement project has been successfully bid for construction.
Construction, teamed with Dondlinger Construction, both of Wichita, was the low
June Final Friday at CityArts
CityArts is hosting the
opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, June 26 that
celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m....
Social Media Town Hall Budget Meeting
City of Wichita officials will host a second social media town hall budget meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today in Training Room I on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Wichita City Council Members are expected to attend.
'A Day in the Life' at Cowtown
Cowtown’s “A Day in the Life” event on Saturday, June
20 will do more than explain Wichita’s Old West history to visitors. It will
allow them to live and breathe it. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 75 costumed
interpreters will bring Cowtown to life ...