The City Crew - Barry the Bison, Beeatrice, Sgt. Justice, Sparky, and Webster - are looking forward to seeing you at awesome events around Wichita! Crew Members get invited to Recreation Centers, OJ Watson Park, Riverside Tennis Center, Advanced Learning Library, Firefighters Training Facility, and other cool places you may have never been before.
The mascots know how important it is for kids to have fun, so we make it easy to join - it's free!
To register, you must be 2 to 12 years old and want to have lots of fun in our big city. We can't wait to meet you!
Reward yourself for having fun! City Crew events that you attend earn you Barry's Bucks! Enter bucks into the drawing wheel for a chance to win cool prizes, awarded monthly.
Barry the Bison
Barry has found a home with Wichita Park and Recreation after visiting this great city based on his grandfather's recommendation of his time here! He has become friends with the Park and Recreation Director Troy Houtman, Watson Park ponies, and the animals housed in the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. Now Barry wants to share his experiences and show kids and adults the beauty and fun they could experience in the Wichita parks.
Sergeant Justice knew he wanted to fight crime from the time he was a little eaglet. Hatched in a tree outside City Hall in Wichita, KS, Justice grew up watching the brave men and women of the Wichita Police Department help keep the city safe. He knew that one day, he wanted to help fight crime just like them! When he was old enough, he joined the Wichita Police Department and learned about how to cross the street safely, say no to drugs, and fight crime. Today, he likes to share what he's learned with the children of Wichita. He keeps an eagle eye out for kids who go above and beyond to be good citizens. You can find Justice most days at City Hall, sharing his talon-ts for reaching out to the community and stopping ill-eagle activity.
A small Dalmatian puppy who used to sit near a fence at a school decided to follow two children home. Tired from the trot, the puppy lay near a tree to rest. Upon awakening, the shocked puppy realized that the children's home was on fire. The puppy scampered to the local fire station to warn the firemen. The firemen heard the puppy's plea for help and rushed to the fire scene to douse the flames. When the raging fire was finally extinguished, the firemen noticed the poor little worried Dalmatian shivering under a tree. The firefighters took the Dalmatian and brought him to the children's family. Once there, the firefighters informed the family that the dog had run all the way to the fire station to inform them of the raging fire. The firefighters realized that the dog was a heroic anti-fire dog. Thus, the firefighters called the Dalmatian "Sparky the fire dog", and Sparky found a new home at the fire station from then on. Sparky is the world's most famous fire dog. He is the spokesdog and communicator of life-saving messages, along with his pride in representing the fire service.
This is Beeatrice, but everyone calls her "B." She loves the outdoors, but her family has a history of asthma so when air quality is poor she's forced to stay in her hive, what a buzzkill! She was born here in Wichita and has taken it upon herself to maintain our air quality. She lives in the Public Works and Utilities Department of the City and created a program called Be Air Aware. Some of her favorite activities include stand-up paddle boarding the Arkansas River, buzzing around the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, and volunteering at Botanica. You can imagine how important it is to her that air quality remains good. B encourages all her friends and family to help keep the air clean and the community healthy - hey, you can help her too!
Webster the Owl has flown into Wichita and found his home with the Wichita Public Library. He geeks learning and knowledge and loves exploring the free books, movies, and resources available at the library. You will always find Webster with his beak in a book. Webster loves sushi and enjoys long flights down the Arkansas River. His favorite book is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen and he enjoys birdwatching in his free time. Webster can't wait to show everyone all of the cool things to do at the public library!