- Wichita Wild Habitat Area
This tract of land, acquired in 1975, has been designated a Wichita Wild Habitat area. An entry drive and parking lot are located on Maize Road. Pedestrian access to the nature trail is at this parking lot, off Covington where the path intersects the cul-de-sac and on Central opposite Karren Street.
Land and Water Conservation Funds, provided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the National Park Service, have been used to develop this park.
Simon Peter Swanson, 1886 to 1974. In 1874, Simon's father Nels homesteaded on 160 acres of land - part of which would become Swanson Park. Simon was known as a conservationist - maintaining land in its natural state.
Bicycles, motorcycles, skateboards, and blades (skating) are NOT allowed. Dogs must be on leashes at all times.