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Annual ‘Kids Day’ Coming Soon

Contact: Rod Dix, Watson Park Manager |

May 22 event features free youth activities

The City of Wichita’s Park & Recreation Department is hosting “O.K. Kids Day” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 22 at Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Boulevard. Children 5 to 12 years old can receive free instruction regarding fishing, archery and water safety as well as enjoy miniature golf, volleyball, the moon walk, a climbing wall, a train and pony rides.

The fishing clinics will be a highlight. Fishing poles and bait are provided for those interested in the clinics, so participants should arrive early to register. Home Depot volunteers will help youth assemble kits provided by Home Depot. A limited number of free T-shirts, hot dogs, and popcorn are also available. At 11:45 a.m. children may participate in a prize drawing.

Beginning at noon, Watson Park will offer for a fee train rides, pony rides, miniature golf, pedal boats and concessions.

“O.K. Kids Day” is operated by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation. Sponsors include Bass Pro Shops, Duckwall-Alco Stores Inc., State Farm Insurance, Gildan, Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Wildlife & Parks, The Coleman Company, Capitol Federal Savings, the Lattner Foundation, Kansas Recreation & Park Association and National Recreation & Park Association. Local contributors include Home Depot, Farmland Foods Inc., Gander Mountain, Wal-Mart, Checkers Foods, Kansas T’s, Ace Hardware, YMCA, Seneca Bowl, Spangles, Sedgwick County Zoo, Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Cox Communications, Kansas Army National Guard, Frog Holler Paintball Field, Arkansas River Coalition and the City of Wichita Police Department.

For more information, please call Watson Park at 529-9940.

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