Wichita Park & Recreation is making it easier for residents to have fun this summer at public parks. Barry’s Recreation Station, a new mobile van with a variety of recreation equipment, will hosting a morning of upcoming fun activities for the entire family.
“We want to be more proactive in bringing recreation to neighborhoods,” said Troy Houtman, Director of Wichita Park & Recreation. “Kids and adults have busy schedules. Making the time to play helps reduce stress and improve health. We hope that the presence of Barry’s Recreation Station will encourage people to go outside and stay active.”
Barry’s Recreation Station, which is free to the public, will travel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays to various parks including:
• Evergreen Park (2700 N. Woodland) on June 13;
• Aley Park (1800 S. Seneca) on June 27;
• Planeview Park (3700 Dunkin St.) on July 11;
• McAdams park (1329 E. 16th St.) on July 25; and
• Boston Park (6655 E. Zimmerly) on Aug. 8.
Activities include an obstacle course, hula hoops, bubbles, relays and games. Outdoor equipment includes stilts, washers, disc golf and kites.
Wichita Park & Recreation supports 127 parks, eight recreation centers, nine swimming pools, 52 athletic fields, five golf courses, six interactive fountains, numerous adult and youth-based activities and athletics programs and 2,407 acres of rights-of-way. For more information visit www.wichita.gov.