A Memorial Service for the WPD Patrol Service Dog will be held March 31 at CII
Wichita Police Department...
City Accepting Applications for Pilot Project
The City of Wichita is accepting applications for a pilot project to enhance an intersection or street segment in a way that calms traffic, improves safety and improves quality of life.
Called the People First Neighborhood Pilot Pr...
Summer Camp Scholarships Available
Local youth can win scholarships to attend the annual Summer of Discovery (SOD) Camp offered at Edgemoor Recreation Center. The Wichita Parks Foundation’s Board of Directors are providing the scholarships to children age six to 13.
Ozone Season Is Here
The 2017 Ozone Season has begun, City of Wichita officials announced today during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly news briefing. This is the time of year when City government’s Air Quality division monitors and predicts high ozone days for South Central Kans...
City Joins Free Healthcare Day Event
City of Wichita is joining community partners in offering a free healthcare day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Fairmount Park. Mayor Jeff Longwell announced the partnership during his weekly news briefing on Thursday at City Hall, 455...
Presidents Day Holiday Closures, Hours
observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 20, the following City of Wichita
facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource
Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great
City Schedules Prescribed Burns at Parks
In a conservation effort, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation Department is scheduling prescribed burns February through March at the following parks:
NBC World Series Makes Impact, Repays on City Loan
National Baseball Congress Foundation officials have made a $25,000 payment on a $150,000 loan from the City of Wichita. NBC officials presented the check to Mayor Longwell, who praised the organization and annual summe...
City Announces Improved Traffic Signalization Program
City of Wichita officials today announced the first phase for traffic signal optimization improvements designed to combat congestion, support clean air and improve commute times. During Mayor Longwell’s weekly Thursday briefing, Public Works & Ut...
Council Members Miller, Williams Receive Park Awards
Two Wichita City Council members have received state recognition for their efforts to support the growth of parks, open spaces and recreation programs. The Kansas Recreation & Park Association (KRPA) on Thursday awarded Vice Mayor Janet Miller with ...
Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees
Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 29th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools employees who exhibit ...
3rd Quarter Average Fares Drop at ICT
Wichita Eisenhower National Airport’s average fares dropped
6% during the third quarter of 2016 compared to third quarter 2015. The
2016 average fare was $374.06 compared to $399.80 in 2015, according to the
Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Eisenhower’s 2nd Busiest Year on Record
In 2016, passenger traffic at Wichita Eisenhower National
Airport increased 1.97% over 2015, the second busiest year on record with
The busiest year occurred in 2008 when there were 1,619,075
passengers. The 2016 achi...
Walk-a-Longwell Starts Wednesday
Mayor Jeff Longwell is promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle through a new initiative called “Walk-A-Longwell,” a one-hour monthly walk.
The first walk will occur 2 p.m. on Wednesday on the track of the Downtown YMCA, 402 N. Ma...
Indian Center Closes for Pipe Break Repair
City of Wichita officials announced today that the Mid-America All-Indian Center will close for 60 to 90 days due to a pipe break discovered earlier this week.
Water from the pipe flooded portions of the museum’s exhibition space, ...
City Crews Prepare for Weekend Winter Storm
Public Works & Utilities crews have been placing brine on local streets since Monday in preparation for winter weather forecasted for today and this weekend.
Officials will continue to monitor the weather and plan to have crews...
Update: Indian Center Exhibit Space Closed
The Mid-America All-Indian Center building and gift shop will remain open and all rentals and other activities will take place as scheduled while the museum exhibit space is closed for 60-90 days due to a pipe break.
A pipe break wa...
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures, Hours
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Pla...
Park & Rec Recognized for National Accreditation
The City of Wichita’s Park & Recreation department was recognized during today’s City Council meeting for receiving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, or CAPRA. The accreditation is based on ...
Janet Miller Elected Vice Mayor
District VI City Council member Janet Miller was elected Vice Mayor during a City Council meeting on Monday. Miller will serve a one-year term in the rotating position, which is voted on by City Council members.
City officials will hold a swear...