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City Parks Focus of New Program

Contact: Doug Kupper, Director, Wichita Park and Recreation |
​Wichita Park & Recreation officials on Friday, May 24, announced a new program that encourages and rewards residents for visiting public parks. The Park Passport program encourages residents to visit 18 specific local parks such as Oak, Buffalo and Fairmont.
A Park Passport pass can be picked up at any recreation center, Watson Park or printed at To be eligible to win rewards, participants must:
• Visit as many of the 18 parks listed on the passport;
• Locate the Park Passport sign at each park, which ensures a participant is in the  right area;
• Answer the park question on the passport and turn in the passport at any recreation  center or Watson Park by September 3.
Three winners – one entry per household – will receive one of three Family Fun Packs donated by Academy Sports & Outdoors. The fun packs include items such as camping equipment and bicycles.
“We want residents to visit parks they may have never visited,” said Doug Kupper, Director of Wichita Park & Recreation. “They will be pleasantly surprised by what they discover at the many Wildlife Parks.”
The Park Passport program is supported by donations from the Wichita Park & Recreation Community Fund and Academy Sports & Outdoors. The City of Wichita park system has 125 parks across the Wichita area. The parks selected for the Passport Program are located in every quadrant of the city and offer various amenities. For more information, please visit
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