Capital Improvement Program

Wichita Park and Recreation has completed $30 million dollars of park capital improvement projects throughout the City of Wichita in the last decade. Park infrastructure replacement needs are ongoing as we continue to work on various renovations and new construction projects each year per the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The Adopted CIP takes the overall spending priorities and guidelines from the Community Investments Plan and funds projects aligned with the City's mission. View the CIP budget (PDF).

  1. IDENTIFIED PROJECTS
  2. INITIATED PROJECTS
  3. SCHEDULED PROJECTS
  4. IN PROGRESS PROJECTS
  5. COMPLETED PROJECTS
ProjectLocationDescriptionCostDistrictStartEndContractor
2023 Finlay Ross ParkFinlay Ross ParkThis project is to upgrade the current Finlay Ross Park.$500,000 + $150,000 for art1Spring 2023TBDTBD
2024 Athletic CourtsTBDThis annual project is used to improve athletic courts across the city.$225,000All districtsQ4, 2023Q3, 2024TBD
2024 Athletic Field RenovationTBDThe goal of this CIP Project is to bring our competitive playing fields up to a high level of playability and safety. Many of these athletic fields have not had any facility improvements for several years which include routine regular maintenance of fences, backstops, scoreboards and restroom facilities.$150,000All districtsTBDTBDTBD
2024 Dog ParksK-9 Rooster Dog Park at Meridian ParkTo improve the usability of the park. In 2023, the irrigation system and drainage will be addressed. Future improvements will be done with funding available in 2024.$300,0006Q4, 2023Q3, 2024TBD
2024 Finlay Ross ParkFinlay Ross ParkThis project is to upgrade the current Finlay Ross Park.$500,0001TBDTBDTBD
2024 L.W. Clapp Master Plan ImplementationL.W. Clapp ParkThis project will focus on the construction phase of the park improvements/amenities based on the final Master Plan recommendations, including maintenance and repair to the current bridge structures, playground, and dog park. Will be used for Phase 1a and 1b.$2,519,4623Q4, 2023Q3, 2024TBD
2024 Park Facility EnhancementsTBDThis annual project is used to enhance facilities across the park system. Uses may vary from year to year.$550,000All districtsTBDTBDTBD
2024 Park SignageTBDThis project will be used to park upgrade signage across the park system.$100,000All districtsTBDTBDTBD
2024 Playground Rehabilitation/DevelopmentPracht Wetlands ParkThis annual project will primarily be used to supplement a Land, Water, and Conservation Funds grant for an interpretive playground at Pracht Wetlands Park. The remaining funds will be used on other playground systems.$425,0005TBDTBDTBD
2024 Watson ParkO.J. Watson parkThis project will implement projects outlined in the OJ Watson Park Master Plan.$660,0003TBDTBDTBD
Aquatics Facility ImprovementsTBDThis project is geared towards improving aquatics facilities with a focus on structures such as pool houses.$1,000,000All districtsTBDTBDTBD
Pawnee Prairie Park Facility ImprovementsPawnee Prairie ParkThis project will improve the former community structure located on the east side of Pawnee Prairie Park.$400,0004TBDTBDTBD